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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 in the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: THE 415

Contact Information: Dr. Tom Mikotowicz, Department Chair, Class of ‘44 Hall Room 208, 581-1965,

The Division of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Within the context of a liberal arts education, the B.A. in Theatre provides students an opportunity to study acting, directing, design and technology, as well as theatre history, performance studies, and literature. Students with other majors may minor in theatre, and they can also minor in dance as part of their educational experience.

The B.A. 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 of any language.

Study in theatre includes 27 credits in required theatre courses and 6 credits in theatre electives, totaling 33 credits to receive the B.A. degree. 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 acting, dancing, directing of original scripts, or staging of choreography.  A Readers’ Theatre series, the Underdog and Upperdog directing workshops, the occasional Summer Music Theatre program, and the annual Maine Masque production give students additional opportunities to test their skills in acting and directing. Furthermore, majors are required to actively participate in all facets of theatre/dance production program and are encouraged to become involved in student-directed shows.

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

Graduate Level

The following courses are offered on the graduate level to students pursuing graduate degrees from other programs, as well as to advanced senior level students:

Required Courses in Suggested Sequence for the B.A. in Theatre*

First Year - First Semester - 16 Credits*

First Year - Second Semester - 16 Credits

Second Year - First Semester - 15 Credits

Second Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits

  • Credits: 2
  • General Education Requirement: Population and the Environmental Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirement: Science Credits: 3
  • College Requirement Credits: 3
  • Language Requirement Credits: 4

Third Year - First Semester - 14 Credits

  • Credits: 3
  • Theatre Elective Credits: 3 
  • College Requirement or Elective Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirement: Ethics Credits: 3
  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits: 2

Third Year - Second Semester - 14 Credits

Fourth Year - First Semester - 15 Credits

  • Credits: 3
  • (Gen Ed Cultural Diversity & International Perspective, and Writing Competency)

  • Elective or Additional Theatre Course Credits: 3
  • College Requirement Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits:3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Fourth Year - Second Semester - 15 Credits


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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