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Theatre - Teacher Certification

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Theatre- Teacher Certification

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) with a major in Theatre - Teacher Certification

Theatre Arts department web site


Program Overview

The theatre program provides students with a solid training in preparation for a career in the professional theatre. Students take classes in movement, voice, singing (both musical theatre and classical), dance (jazz, tap, ballet, modern and musical theatre dance), piano, music theory, and various acting styles.


B.F.A. Degree Requirements

The Theatre Education program provides students with a broad range of knowledge and experience in theatre specifically designed to prepare the student to teach Theatre Arts at the secondary level.

Course Credit Hours
THEA 003 - Acting I 3
THEA 005 - Readings in Theatre 3
THEA 014 - Movement I 2
THEA 020 - Voice I 2
THEA 030 - Stagecraft (including lab) 4
THEA 031 - Costuming (including lab) 4
THEA 032 - Makeup 3
THEA 103 - Directing I 3
THEA 120 - Theatre History I 3
THEA 121 - Theatre History II 3
THEA 124 - Technical Practicum 1
THEA 160 - Stage Management 3
THEA 190 - Senior Capstone 1
RHET 024 - Rhetoric as Liberal Art 3
RHET 100 - Philosophy of Dialogue/Interpersonal Communication 3
RHET 128 - Public Discourse 3
Choose one from RHET 073 or EDUC 140 3
ENG 038 - Literary Study 3
ENG 039 - Writing Seminar 3
ENG 135 - Adolescent Literature 3
Choose one from ENG 044, ENG 058, ENG 128, ENG 142, ENG 143, or ENG 145 (Historicity – British Literature) 3
Choose one from ENG 042, ENG 065, ENG 066, ENG 067, ENG 077, ENG 124, ENG 166, or ENG 178 (Culture & Identity – American Literature) 3
Choose one from ENG 080 or ENG 102 (Language Structure) 3
Choose one from EDUC 142 or EDUC 170 (Reading Component) 2-3
Additional courses as required by the School of Education for teacher certification 33
Total: 100-101
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