Theatre Arts Major (B.A.)

The theatre arts program is based on a liberal arts curriculum that requires majors to participate in the full undergraduate core, read extensively in the field and acquire a solid and broad-based knowledge of the fundamental principles of the art form.

Theatre is a collaborative art and, while majors may specialize in one area of the theatre arts (design, performance, literature, etc.), we believe that our students are best served by understanding all aspects of creative production. In keeping with the Jesuit mission of the college, our program is committed to educating the whole artist and giving theatre students the tools to lead and succeed in the theatre and the community.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors (preferably Shakespeare)3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
Theology3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Mathematics3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
Religion3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
THR 105Introduction to Theatre3
THR 110Stagecraft3
THR 205Acting I3
THR 210Fundamentals of Design for Theatre3
THR 260Theatre Practicum3
THR 302The Western Drama Tradition3
THR 440Theatre Context4
Dramatic Literature Elective3
Two English Literature Electives6
THR 203Voice and Movement3
or CMM 201 Fundamentals of Speech
Select two of the following:6
Applied Theatre: Community Based Learning
Devised Theatre
Directing
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 36
Theatre Electives12
Free Electives18
Total Credit Hours121
1

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.

2

Courses in this area must include at least one performance class and at least one design class.

3

The six hours must be in one language. If, however, after a minimum of six hours of language at the College level, a student has completed or advanced beyond the mid-intermediate level, he or she may substitute a theatre arts elective for the remaining hours. This Foreign Language requirement will be satisfied by the Core EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
THR 105 Introduction to Theatre 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
THR 110 Stagecraft 3
THR 260 Theatre Practicum 1
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
Mathematics 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
THR 203
Voice and Movement
or Fundamentals of Speech
3
THR Elective 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
THR 210 Fundamentals of Design for Theatre 3
THR 205 Acting I 3
Natural Science 3
THR 260 Theatre Practicum 1
Social Science 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
First Semester
ENG Literature 3
THR 335
Devised Theatre
or Directing
3
THR 302 The Western Drama Tradition 3
Free Elective 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Drama Literature 3
THR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
THR 260 Theatre Practicum 3
DIV Diversity 0
 Credit Hours12
Senior Year
First Semester
ENG Literature 3
THR 440 Theatre Context 4
THR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Religion 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
THR Electives 3
THR Electives 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120