Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree provides students with a general education in all aspects of theatre and the wider liberal arts. This degree offers students a broad-based liberal arts foundation in combination with rigorous and disciplined professional training.

Theatre Core Requirements (38 hrs.)

THEA 1000 Theatre Lab* (up to 8 semesters)

* Theatre Lab (THEA 1000) is a one hour course required each semester for a maximum total of 8 semesters. Students who transfer into the program may request up to 3 hours of this requirement be waived, but those who transfer in with fewer than 5 semesters anticipated residency will need to enroll in more than one hour of Lab in some semesters to meet requirements.

Of the following, choose three of four:

THEA 1210Voice for the Actor

3 credits

Or

THEA 1220Movement for the Actor

3 credits

THEA 1510Stage Costume

3 credits

THEA 1550Stage Makeup

3 credits

THEA 3660/THEA 8665Stage and TV Lighting

3 credits

 

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THEA 1630Stagecraft

3 credits

THEA 2310Acting I

3 credits

THEA 4050Shakespeare On Film: The Art of Interpretation

3 credits

THEA 4430/THEA 8436Directing I

3 credits

THEA 4780/THEA 8786Theatre History and Literature: Classical to 1500

3 credits

Of the following, choose two of three:

THEA 3750/THEA 8755Theatre and Social Justice

3 credits

THEA 3760/THEA 8766Theatre History and Literature: Modern /1850 to 2000

3 credits

THEA 4790/THEA 8796Theatre History and Literature: Renaissance to 1850

3 credits

Students may elect to pursue either a GENERAL major, OR a FOCUSED major in Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Design or Technology.

GENERAL Theatre Major Requirements (9 hrs. min.)

Students will choose nine to twenty-one (9-21) credit hours of elective theatre course work, selected in consultation with their adviser, from the following:

THEA 1010Introduction to the Theatre

3 credits

THEA 1050/JMC 1050Film History and Appreciation

3 credits

THEA 1090/CMST 1710Oral Interpretation of Literature

3 credits

THEA 1210Voice for the Actor

3 credits

THEA 1220Movement for the Actor

3 credits

THEA 1610Scenic Production Laboratory

1 - 3 credits

THEA 2000Summer Theatre Workshop

3 credits

THEA 2280Dance for the Theatre I

3 credits

THEA 2030Internship: Nebraska Shakespeare Festival

1 - 6 credits

THEA 2290Dance for the Theatre II

3 credits

THEA 2320Acting II

3 credits

THEA 2510Costume Patterning and Draping

3 credits

THEA 2630Drafting for the Theatre

3 credits

THEA 3020Theatre Production Practicum

1 credit

THEA 3250Stage Dialects for the Performing Artist

3 credits

THEA 3610/THEA 8615Rendering and Scene Painting

3 credits

THEA 3750/THEA 8755Theatre and Social Justice

3 credits

THEA 4000Summer Theatre Workshop

3 credits

THEA 4010/THEA 8016Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

THEA 4020/THEA 8026Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

THEA 4040/THEA 8046Introduction to Dramatic Activities in the Classroom

3 credits

THEA 4060Children's Theatre Production

3 credits

THEA 4070/THEA 8076Youth Theatre Production

3 credits

THEA 4310/THEA 8316Advanced Acting: Post Realism

3 credits

THEA 4320/THEA 8326Advanced Acting: Greeks to Restoration:

3 credits

THEA 4330/THEA 8336Advanced Acting: Ensemble

3 credits

THEA 4340/THEA 8346Advanced Acting: Auditioning

3 credits

THEA 4440/THEA 8446Directing II

3 credits

THEA 4500/THEA 8506Costume Design

3 credits

THEA 4510/THEA 8516Costume Design

3 credits

THEA 4550/THEA 8556History of Costume

3 credits

THEA 4610/THEA 8616Scene Design

3 credits

THEA 4730/THEA 8736Seminar in Theatre History

3 credits

THEA 4750Community-Based Theatre

3 credits

THEA 4830/THEA 8836Seminar in Dramatic Literature

3 credits

FOCUSED Theatre Major requirements (24-33 hrs.)

Students seeking a focused theatre major must apply, via the faculty adviser, for admission to either an acting/directing, stage management, design, or technical focus upon completion of 39 credit hours including the following: ENGL 1150, 1160, CMST/SPCH 1110 or 2120, MATH 1310 (or above), six (6) credit hours of social science, four (4) credit hours of natural science, THEA 1000 (three semesters), and 9 additional credit hours of THEA coursework in the focus area.

 

To remain in good standing in the focused major, a student must complete, 1) all required focused courses with a grade of “B” (3.0) or above; 2) a resume/portfolio review or acting audition each semester.

Acting/Directing Theatre Focus (28 hours)

Each of the following:

THEA 2320Acting II

3 credits

THEA 4340/THEA 8346Advanced Acting: Auditioning

3 credits

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

PSYC 1020Introduction to Psychology II

4 credits

And

THEA 1210Voice for the Actor

3 credits

Or

THEA 1220Movement for the Actor

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Two (2) of the following:
THEA 4310/THEA 8316Advanced Acting: Post Realism

3 credits

THEA 4320/THEA 8326Advanced Acting: Greeks to Restoration:

3 credits

THEA 4330/THEA 8336Advanced Acting: Ensemble

3 credits

THEA 3750/THEA 8755Theatre and Social Justice

3 credits

THEA 4440/THEA 8446Directing II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

6 hours 3000/4000 level theatre electives

Stage Management Focus (24 hours)

Each of the following:
THEA 2630Drafting for the Theatre

3 credits

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

THEA 4010/THEA 8016Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

Of the following, choose three:
CMST 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

CMST 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

MGMT 3200Managerial Communications

3 credits

MGMT 3490Management

3 credits

MGMT 4040Organizational Behavior

3 credits

"CMST formally known as SPCH"

6 hours 3000/4000 level theatre electives

Design Focus (33 hours)

THEA 2630Drafting for the Theatre

3 credits

Or

THEA 2510Costume Patterning and Draping

3 credits

Two (2) of the following:
THEA 4500/THEA 8506Costume Design

3 credits

THEA 4610/THEA 8616Scene Design

3 credits

THEA 4010/THEA 8016Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

Two (2) of the following:
THEA 4550/THEA 8556History of Costume

3 credits

THEA 3610/THEA 8615Rendering and Scene Painting

3 credits

THEA 4010/THEA 8016Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

6 hours 3000/4000 level theatre electives

 

15 hours advisor-approved courses in Art/Art History

Technical Theatre Focus (33 hours)

THEA 2630Drafting for the Theatre

3 credits

Or

THEA 2510Costume Patterning and Draping

3 credits

Two (2) of the following:

THEA 3170 Introduction to Theatre Technology

THEA 4500 Costume Design

THEA 4610 Scene Design

THEA 4010 Advanced Projects in Theatre: Lighting

Two (2) of the following:
THEA 4550/THEA 8556History of Costume

3 credits

THEA 3610/THEA 8615Rendering and Scene Painting

3 credits

THEA 4010/THEA 8016Advanced Projects in Theatre

1 - 3 credits

MUS 4200Audio Recording Techniques I

3 credits

MUS 4210Audio Recording Techniques II

3 credits

6 hours 3000/4000 level theatre electives

15 hours advisor-approved courses in Art/Art History, Music, or Physics