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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 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: None.

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 one semester, or equivalent proficiency, in a foreign language or ASL

Study in theatre includes 27 credits in required theatre courses and 6 credits in theatre electives, plus 1 acting assignment and 3 production assignments. 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 - 15 Credits


First Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits


Second Year - First Semester - 15 Credits


Second Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits


Third Year - First Semester - 15 Credits


  • THE 460 - Theatre History Credits: 3
  • Theatre Elective Credits 3 
  • College upper level Requirement Credits 3
  • General Education Requirement: Ethics Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3

Third Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits


Fourth Year - First Semester - 15 Credits


  • Theatre Elective Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3
  • Elective Credits 3

Fourth Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits


  • THE 415 - Capstone Experience in Theatre Credits: 1
  •  Theatre elective Credits: 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits 3  
  • Elective Credits:  3
  • Elective  Credits: 2

Note:


Some Core Theatre courses count toward the Cultural Diversity and International Perspectives, Artistic and Creative Expression, and Writing Intensive and Writing in the Major. So, the student may just take Elective courses in place of these requirements.

Up to five theatre courses (15 credits) can be taken in addition to the major requirement of 33 credits and have them count as part of the 120 credits needed to graduate.

Students, who want to minor in dance, may substitute the equivalent credits of non-theatre electives for Dance credits. DAN courses count as credits outside the major and can be used for electives.

Also, Elective Credits in this four-year plan may be applied to the College of Liberal Arts and Humanities requirement of a second major or a minor in another discipline.
 

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