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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 003

Acting I

3

 

THEA 004

Acting II

3

THEA 005

Readings in Theatre

3

 

THEA 05

Movement II

2

THEA 014

Movement I

2

 

THEA 021

Voice II

2

THEA 020

Voice I

2

 

THEA 055

Acting III

3

THEA 030

Stagecraft I (including lab)

4

 

THEA 104

Directing II

3

THEA 031

Costuming (including lab)

4

 

THEA 165

Project in Theatre (Directing)

1-3

THEA 032

Makeup

3

 

 

Total

16

THEA 103

Directing I

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 120

Theatre History I

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 121

Theatre History II

3

 

 

 

 

THEA 124

Technical Practicum

1

 

 

General Theatre Electives

12 minimum

THEA 160

Stage Management

3

 

 

General Electives

12 minimum

THEA 190

Senior Capstone

1

 

 

 Required Courses in English

 

 

Total

35

 

 

 9 Hours of Literature Courses (3 of those hours in a Shakespeare course)

 

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