General Theatre Concentration
Generalists explore a selection of courses from both the performance and design and technology concentrations within the context of the liberal arts. Students emerge as well-rounded, renaissance artists and technicians who begin to develop an artist’s aesthetic and world-view. Through real-time production experiences, students learn to think critically and creatively, adapting to the rapid-paced, high-energy world of the performing arts. Students develop the confidence, skills, portfolios, and industry connections needed to pursue a broad base of careers in the performing arts and other disciplines, or pursue further study at the graduate level.
General courses required of all concentrations
- TH 150 Introduction to Performance—Imagination as the actor's primary resource: acting exercises, compositions, improvisations to acquire the basic approach to text through action.
- TH 161 Technical Theatre Stagecraft—Skills and craft of technical theatre. Knowledge of tools, materials, and techniques essential to production realization.
- TH 192 Theatre Freshmen Seminar—Collaborative creative processes required to transfer storytelling and self-scripting literature to theatrical performance with faculty artists/scholars.
- TH 241 Text Analysis for Performance—Analyzing plays with an aim toward being better prepared, as theatre artists, to understand the dramatic text, the basis of theatre art and craft.
- TH 242 Theatre History I—Theatre from its origins through the Renaissance.
- TH 243 Theatre History II—Theatre history from the English Restoration of 1660 through the postwar developments in Europe and the Americas from 1945-1960.
- TH 186 Theatre Practicum I—Practical experience in mounting theatrical productions.
- TH 286 Theatre Practicum II—Practical experience in mounting theatrical productions.
- TH 386 Theatre Practicum III—Practical experience in mounting theatrical productions.
- TH 471 Senior Capstone—Major production assignment in acting, design, production, or dramatic literature