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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Film and Theatre, Theatre Arts, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA Film & Theatre - Theatre Arts

Students will understand and utilize the basic fundamentals of each of the areas of technical theatre: scenery design and construction, costume design and construction, and props.    

Students will demonstrate broad knowledge of theatre literature and history.   

Students will recognize and articulate the foundational principles of the way design enhances the production of a play.  

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Students will articulate and demonstrate the fundamentals of theatre performance.  

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 2

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Social Science Credits: 6
  • Electives outside of major 3000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 16-19
  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 37


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 44


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required.
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or six credit hours in two languages.
  6. Fulfills oral competency requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study


Bachelor of Arts in Film and Theatre: Theatre Arts

 

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General Education

M - Major Coursework

O - Other Coursework

FE - Free Electives

RE - Restricted Electives

UR - University Requirements

CR - College Requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

First Year of Enrollment


First Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1  

3

GE

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or better required.)

3

M

 FTA 1005 - Intro to Theatre Arts  

3

M

 FTA 1100 - Methods & Matrls of Stagecraft  

3

M

 FTA 1110 - Basic Visual Design  

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Math - See General Education Menu

 Recommended:

 MATH 1031 - Survey Mathematical Thought I  or

 MATH 1115 - Applied Algebra  or

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  1

3

GE

 Math - See General Education Menu

 Recommended:

 MATH 1032 - Survey Mathematical Thought II  or

 MATH 1126 - Precalculus Trigonometry  1

3

GE

 Science - BIOS3 - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Science - BIOS or Physical Science3 -

 See General Education Menu

3

O-UR

 UNIV 1001 University Success

 (Required of all first-time students.)

1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

Code

Course

Credit Hours

GE

 Humanities - Literature - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 10011&2

3

GE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended - Foreign Language 10021&2

3

GE

 Art Elective - See General Education Menu

3

GE

 Social Sciences - See General Education Menu

3

O-CR

 Social Science Elective, 2000+

3

GE

 Science - Physical Science3 - See General Education Menu

3

M

 FTA 1300 - Acting I-Beginning  

3

M

 FTA 2100 - Intro to Lighting Design  or

 FTA 2110 - Introduction to Scenic Design  or

 FTA 2160 - Costume Crafts & Techniques  or

 FTA 2950 - Stage Management Theatre  

3

M

 FTA 1800 - Theatre Practicum I  

1

M

 FTA 1800 - Theatre Practicum I  

1

M

 FTA 2320 - Script Analysis  

3

Total Hours - Year Two: 32

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

Code

Course

Credit Hours

O-CR

 Foreign Language 2001 or second Foreign Language 10012

3

O-CR

 Second Foreign Language 10022 or Free Elective

3

O-CR

 Social Science Elective, 2000+

3

O-CR

 Non-FTA Elective, 3000+

6

M

 FTA 4450 - Modern Theatre  or

 FTA 4455 - Contemporary Theatre  

3

M

 FTA 1800 - Theatre Practicum I  

1

M-RE

 FTA Electives

 (16 of the 20 FTA Elective credits must be 3000+)

6

M

 FTA 4400 - Development of Theatre  

3

O

 Free Elective

3

Total hours - Year Three: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

Code

Course

Credit Hours

M-RE

FTA Electives

(16 of the 20 FTA Elective credits must be 3000+)

14

O

Free Electives

13

Year Four - Total Hours: 27

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

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Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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