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Theatre Directing

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Theatre Directing

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Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in theatre directing.

Description of Program

The directing program provides a solid theatre education experience. Directing students serve as assistants to faculty directors and are given the opportunity to direct main stage productions.

Requirements for Major

124 credit hours total. A minimum of 65 credit hours in theatre arts coursework; however, a maximum of 76 theatre credits will be accepted for the degree. Drake Curriculum requirements are also needed (see below).

Theatre Arts Core Requirement

Credits

 

Required Support Courses in Theatre Arts

Credits

THEA 3

Acting I

3

 

THEA 4

Acting II

3

THEA 5

Readings in Theatre

3

 

THEA 15

Movement II

2

THEA 14

Movement

2

 

THEA 21

Voice II

2

THEA 20

Voice I

2

 

THEA 55

Acting III

3

THEA 30

Stagecraft I (including lab)

4

 

THEA 104

Directing II

3

THEA 31

Costuming (including lab)

4

 

THEA 165

Projects in Theatre

1-3

THEA 32

Makeup

3

 

 

Total

16

THEA 103

Directing I

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 120

Theatre History I

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 121

Theatre History II

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 124

Tech Practicum (scene or costume)

1

 

 

General Theatre Electives

12 minimum

THEA 160

Stage Management

3

 

 

General Electives

12 minimum

THEA 190

Senior Capstone

1

 

 

 

 

 

Total

35

 

 

 

 

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