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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: Theatre majors must receive a grade of C or better in all theatre courses required for the major.  If a student receives a grade of C- or lower they must repeat the course and raise the grade to receive degree credit.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Theatre coursework must be completed with a 2.0 cumulative average.

Contact Information: Dr. Tom Mikotowicz, Department Chair, Class of ’44 Hall Room 208, 581-1965, miko@maine.edu


The Division of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Within the context of a Liberal arts education, the BA in Theatre provides students an opportunity to study acting, directing, design, and technology, as well as theatre history, literature and theory. Students may also minor in theatre or dance as part of their educational experience.

The BA in Theatre includes coursework in the social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics as well as in the performing arts. In addition, students are required to complete two semesters, or equivalent proficiency, in a foreign language.

Study in theatre includes 30 credits in required theatre courses and 12 credits in theatre electives. The program focus is on learning through active participation in all aspects of performance and production. Many classes culminate in production and performance experiences, including directing of original scripts or staging of choreography. Further, majors are required to participate in all facets of main stage productions and encouraged to become involved in student-directed shows.

Theatre majors must receive a grade of C or better in all theatre courses required for the major.  If a student receives a grade of C- or lower they must repeat the course and raise the grade to receive degree credit.

Undergraduate study in Theatre prepares students for graduate work in related fields of study. It also readies students for theatre related careers on and off stage. Graduates go on to careers as actors, designers, dancers, directors, technicians, stage managers, and theatre educators.

Suggested curriculum for the B.A. in Theatre


First Year - First Semester


First Year - Second Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirement: Mathematics or Human Values and Social Context
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • General Education Requirement or elective
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • THE or general elective
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • Language Requirement Credits:3-4

Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - First Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • THE elective
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • General Education Requirement: Science
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • BA upper level course requirement
  • Credits / Units: 3

  • General Education Requirement: Mathematics or Human Values and Social Context
  • Credits / Units: 3

Third Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


  • General Education Requirement: Values and Social Context or Ethics or Science Credits: 9
  • THE elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Fourth Year - Second Semester


    • Credits: 1
    • THE elective
    • Credits / Units: 3

    • General education requirement: Human Values and Social Context or Science
    • Credits / Units: 3

    • Electives
    • Credits / Units: 6

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