B.A. Theatre Education
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.
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.
Required Theatre Arts Courses (34 hours):
THA 111 Fundamentals of Acting I (with a C or better) 3
THA 202 Stage Craft 3
THA 305 Applied Summer Theatre II 3
THA 246 Play Production I: Beginning Directing 3
THA 300 Auditions and Makeup 3
THA 301 World Theatre through the 18th Century (WI) 3
THA 302 World Theatre 18th 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 446 Play Production II: Advanced Directing 3
THA 498 Senior Seminar 3
Theatre Electives (Choose 5 hours from the following):
THA 100 Theatre Appreciation 3
THA 233 Introduction to Musical Theatre 3
THA 282-288 Performance Practicum (1 credit) 2
THA 405 Applied Summer Theatre III 3
THA 346 Readers Theatre (SI) 3
THA 412, 413, 414 Special Theatre Topics 1-3
Total Hours Required in Major 39
(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 Field Experience and EDU 403 – The Profession of Teaching: Student Teaching Synthesis. Students pursuing licensure must complete all components of the Teacher Education Minor .
Liberal Arts and Program Specific Requirements (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|