Admission to the Theatre Department is by audition/interview only. Theatre audition requirements include the performance of a one minute monologue and two choreographed dance pieces of contrasting nature. Conditional Acceptance into the department may be given; in this case, the student must show proficiency during the first semester in theatre courses by obtaining a 3.0 or higher and must audition again during the second semester to become a theatre major with a dance concentration.
The Theatre Major provides foundational training in theatrical productions; the dance concentration is specifically designed for the theatre artist/dancer who desires to perform, teach, choreograph, direct and produce theatre, musical theatre and dance productions. Students in the major will understand, utilize and develop a level of mastery of fundamental theatrical and dance skills, cultivate team building and leadership skills and achieve a level of confident independent expression in the theatrical/dance medium. The major is intended to provide a broad foundation in theatre and dance which may lead to professional work in theatre and/or dance or advanced degree work in theatre and/or dance.
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.
Theatre Course Requirements:
Dance Concentration Theatre majors take 44 hours of specified theatre courses. The 44 hours include:
All Dance Technique Levels may be taken twice with the expection of the 400-level courses, which may be repeated up to four times. If necessary, the dance concentration student will take the following as theatre electives.