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Theatre Arts - Track I Ð Acting and Directing

Theatre Arts

B.A or B.F.A Degree

The Theatre Arts program has a strong academic emphasis with students gaining experience to reinforce the coursework through productions, large and small. The degree program in Theatre Arts emphasizes process drama (that any theatrical endeavor is a living thing from its birth in the mind through embodiment and into future reflection), the value of improvisation, and ensemble. Echoing the College motto, it also asks students to consider how practicing theatre arts serves “not self, but others.” In the liberal arts setting, the program prepares students to pursue a wide variety of careers. Students receive broad exposure to the various disciplines within theatre and are encouraged by the faculty to pursue their special interests. Internship experience is encouraged (required for the B.F.A) either in a summer theatre company, or in some other setting appropriate to the major such as with a television station or community theatre. The Experiential Component (a requirement of the major as a whole) can be met by successfully completing the required courses.

Note: The nature of theatre as a field of study involves a considerable time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes. Majors are expected to participate on stage or behind the scenes in all major productions as members of the artistic ensemble. Students are also expected to participate in a yearly adjudicated audition and a minimum of 3 annual reviews of performance and academic progress conducted by theatre arts faculty. All students complete a Senior Thesis Production.

(Minor Required) B.A.

The B.A. is frequently, but not exclusively, chosen by those wishing to pursue M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. This is also the program chosen by those seeking Teacher Licensure. The student’s choice of minor may open up careers in such fields as Drama Therapy, Historical Re-enactment, Dramaturgy, Theatre Management, or Play Writing.

Note: Students majoring in Theatre may not minor in Theatre.

Degree Specific Courses:

THA 222 Voice and Diction (SI)

3

THA 100 Theatre Appreciation

3



Required Theatre Arts Courses:

THA 111 Fundamentals of Acting I (with a C or better)

3

THA 112 Fundamentals of Acting II

3

THA 202 Stage Craft

3

THA 246 Play Production I: Beginning Directing

3

THA 300 Auditions and Makeup

3

THA 301World Theatre through the 18 th Century (WI)

3

THA 302 World Theatre 18 th Century to the Present (WI)

3

THA 320 Advanced Acting and Performance Theory

4

THA 336 Creative Dramatics in School, Church, and Community

3

THA 481Academic Theatre Practicum

1

THA 446 Play Production II: Advanced Directing

3

THA 498 Senior Seminar

3



Theatre Electives (Choose 4 hours from the following):

THA 203 Video Production Workshop

3

THA 205, 305, 405 Applied Summer Theatre I, II, III

3 each

THA 233 Introduction to Musical Theatre

3

THA 281-288 Performance Practicum (up to 3 for credit)

1

THA 346 Readers Theatre (SI)

3

THA 412, 413, 414 Special Theatre Topics

1-3

THA 499 Internship

3-6



Total Hours Required in Major 39
(A minimum of 18 hours at the 300-400 level required)

Teacher Licensure

(For B.A. Degree with Teacher Education minor for all-level licensure required)

Ferrum College offers teaching licensure in Theatre Arts (grades PK-12) through the selection of a minor in Teacher Education with specialization in All-Level Education. This licensure requires passing state mandated testing prior to enrollment in EDU 402 – The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching and EDU 403 - The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching Synthesis.   Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor .

Required Liberal Arts Core and Degree Specific Courses (18 hours)

ENG 201, 202, 203, or 204

6

DAN (any two classes)

2

PSY 201 General Psychology

3

PSY 211 Child & Adolescent Development and

3

PSY 291 Practicum and Child Development Lab

1

MUS 426 Music for Children

3



(No Minor Required) B.F.A.

The B.F.A. is frequently, but not exclusively, chosen by those students wishing to pursue M.F.A. Degrees and professional performing careers. It stresses heavy course and performance work in the area of emphasis. Students pursuing this degree normally declare no later than five semesters before graduation. If graduation is sooner, they must gain the endorsement of the program coordinator. There are two emphasis areas: Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre.

Degree Specific for Both Emphasis Areas

THA 111 Acting I

3

THA 222 Voice and Diction (SI)

3



Required Common Theatre Courses for both Emphasis Areas

THA 112 Fundamentals of Acting II

3

THA 300 Auditions and Makeup

3

THA 301World Theatre I through the 18 th Century (WI)

3

THA 302 World Theatre II through the Present (WI)

3

THA 320 Advanced Acting

4

THA 481 Academic Theatre Practicum

1

THA 498 Senior Seminar

3

THA 499 Internship

3



 

Acting/Directing Emphasis

Degree Specific Course for this Emphasis:

THA 446 Play Production II

3



Required Theatre Courses:

THA 201 Play Production

3

THA 202 Stagecraft

3

THA 205 Applied Summer Theatre I

3

THA 336 Creative Dramatics in School, Church, and Community

3

THA 246 Play Production I: Beginning Directing

3



Other

ENG 142-442 Creative Arts Practicum (1 credit each) or ENG 131-432 Journalism Practicum (1 credit each)

3

ENG 218 Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENG 365 Shakespeare

3



Elective Theatre Choices: (Choose 6 hours from the following)

THA 100 Theatre Appreciation

3

THA 203 Video Workshop

3

THA 305, 405 Applied Summer Theatre II, III

3 each

THA 346 Readers Theatre (SI)

3

THA 412, 413, 414 Special Topics

1-3



Total Hours Required in Major 53

 

Musical Theatre Emphasis

Degree Specific for this Emphasis:

THA 233 Introduction to Musical Theatre

3



Required Courses:

Music:

MUS 143 Piano I

1

MUS 144 Piano II

1

MUS 153 Voice I

1

MUS 154 Voice I1

1

MUS 131-432 A or B: Vocal Ensembles

1

MUS 102 Fundamentals of Music

3

MUS 203 Harmony and Musicianship I

3



Dance:

DAN 105 Beginning Dance Styles

1

DAN 106 Intermediate Dance Styles

1

DAN 110 Beginning Dance for Performance

1

DAN 111 Intermediate Dance for Performance

1

DAN 121 Rhythm with the Feet

1

DAN 122 Private Dance

1



Elective Choices (Choose 10 hours from the following):

THA 100 Theatre Appreciation

3

THA 202 Stagecraft

3

THA 203 Video Workshop

3

THA 205, 305, 405 Applied Summer Theatre I, II, III

3 each

THA 246 Play Production I: Beginning Directing

3

THA 336 Creative Theatre in School, Church and Community

3

THA 346 Readers Theatre (SI)

3

THA 412, 413, 414 Special Topics

1-3

THA 446 Play Production II: Advanced Directing

3

MUS 131-432 A or B: Vocal Ensembles

1

MUS 480 Music Seminar: Advanced Topics in Music

3

ENG 365 Shakespeare

3



Total Hours Required in Major 50
(At least 21 hours at 300-400 level required)