The program in theatre provides a comprehensive background in this multifaceted discipline. The study of theatre illuminates, enriches, and interprets human existence. It allows the student the opportunity to gain knowledge of both the process of theatre production and the ideas explored in the literature of the theatre.
|Required (22 Hours Minimum)|
|THTR 205||Introduction to Acting||3|
|THTR 265||Play Analysis for the Theatre||3|
|THTR 355||Voice and Movement||3|
|THTR 375||Rehearsal and Performance||1-3|
|THTR 380||History of Theatre||3|
|THTR 475||Stage Directing||3|
|THTR 480||Production Projects||3|
|One course in dramatic literature:|
|THTR 378||Contemporary Women’s Drama||3|
|Select three of the following (not used to satisfy the above requirements):||9|
|Introduction to Theatre|
|History of Western European Cultural Performance|
|Fashion and Costume History|
|Contemporary Women’s Drama|
|Beginning Fashion and Costume Construction|
|Hair and Makeup for the Stage|
|Styles of Acting|
|Special Topics in Theatre Studies|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|Select one of the following courses in dance:||2|
|Modern Dance Technique: Beginning|
|Ballet Technique: Beginning|
|Jazz Technique: Beginning|
|Tap Technique: Beginning|
Students complete this requirement by submitting a portfolio in the fall of the senior year. The papers in the portfolio include: an analysis of a one-act play and two other papers written for courses which fulfill the requirements for the major in Theatre.
The Senior Comprehensive in theatre takes place during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year. In the fall, the student chooses a one act play to research and analyze on both literary and theatrical levels. This work is then synthesized into a paper. During the spring, the student actualizes the production, serving as both director and designer, for a live performance before an audience.
A student graduating with a theatre major from Saint Mary’s College will be proficient in the following aspects of the art form of theatre:
A student is required to explore three basic areas of theatre:
The course work will be applied in practice through production assignments under the close supervision of faculty.