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2022-2023 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 UMaine 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 number of credits required to complete the major:  47

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:  Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the courses in the major field that are credited toward the major.

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience:  THE 415; HON 498/499 on a topic in theatre and advised by a faculty member in the Division may be substituted for THE 415.  The thesis proposal form must be signed by the chair of the Division of Theatre/Dance.

Residency requirement:  Majors in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences require a minimum of 15 institutional credits in the major.

Contact Information:  Philip Edelman, Associate Professor, Director of the School of Performing Arts, Class of 1944 Hall, Room 208, 207.581.1257, philip.edelman@maine.edu


The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  page of the catalog.

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Information about the Theatre major

Core Curriculum - 29 credits


Practicum - 6 credits of practicum


At least 2 credits must be THP 103

Theatre Electives - 12 credits


 Any THE course with the exception of   THE 111 - Introduction to Theatre  

Suggested four-year plan for the BA in Theater


First Year - First Semester - 16 Credits*


First Year - Second Semester - 16 Credits


Second Year - First Semester - 15 Credits


  • THE 212 - Script Analysis Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • General Education Requirement: Social Contexts and Institutions Credits: 3
  • College Requirement Credits: 3
  • College Requirement Credits: 3

Second Year - Second Semester - 14 Credits


  • THE 360 Global Theatre History Credits: 3

(Cultural Diversity and International Perspective & Writing Intensive)

Third Year - First Semester - 14 Credits


Third Year - Second Semester - 14 Credits


Fourth Year - First Semester - 15 Credits


Fourth Year - Second Semester - 16 Credits


  • THE 416 Theatre Capstone Project Credits: 1
  • Theatre Elective Credits: 3
  • College Requirement or Elective Credits: 3
  • College Requirement or Elective Credits: 3
  • College Requirement or Elective Credits: 3
  • College Requirement or Elective Credits: 3

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.

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.

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

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