The program will consist of 18 hours of honors courses: 12 hours
Honors-enriched and/or Honors section courses; 6 hours (two
semesters at 3 hours each) of Senior Capstone Experience: THEA 4018
Senior Honors Thesis.
THEA 2420-088 Theatre Design Basics
(3 credits) -
an introductory course in scenery, costuming, and lighting design
for the stage.
THEA 2510-088 Acting I
(3 credits) - an
introductory acting terminology and technique course, utilizing
exercises, improvisations, research, and scene study.
THEA 2530-088 Dramatic Structure
(3 credits) -
play analysis for the actor, director, designer, or teacher of
Students may substitute this
ENGL 3030-088 Drama
THEA 3520-088 Theatre History
(3 credits) –
a study of the development of theatrical art through the
Restoration and the 18
century in England, its role in the
history of civilization, and its relation to other arts in society.
THEA 3530-088 Play Direction
(3 credits) - basic
principles of staging, picturization, composition, focus, movement,
text analysis, directorial scoring, and director/actor
THEA 4957-088 Special Topics
(3 credits) - any
topic relating to the discipline of Theatre and/or Dance.
DANC 3500-088 Dance as a Human Experience
credits) - a study of dance as a societal phenomenon.
DANC 3505-088 Musical Theatre Dance
– a study of the musical theatre dance styles as seen on
assignments will qualify as honors-enriched experiences:
- Written report on a research project.
- Oral presentation to the class on research project.
- Additional homework or exam assignments (essay exams).
- A service project or other experience approved by the
Honors Section Courses:
THEA 1030-088 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
- a study of the dramatic arts and modes of theatrical production
for the understanding and appreciation of the living theatre as a
cultural force in society.
THEA 3510-088 Acting II (3 credits) –
The Stanislavski System utilizing exercises,
improvisations, research, and realistic scene work.
Senior Capstone Experience:
Students must select the following course to fulfill 6
hours (two semesters at 3 hours each) of the 18 hours of course
work required for the Honors-in-Discipline program.
THEA 4018 Senior Honors Thesis - after completing
12 hours of the honors Theatre and Dance program, students will
write a thesis (topic approved by advisor) and will defend thesis
in a public forum. The Senior Capstone Experience can include but
is not limited to:
writing a work of drama or
writing a thesis involving research of a topic in theatre and/or
The Senior Capstone Experience
can also include aspects of performance and production of a work of
theatre and/or dance i.e. acting, dancing, directing, choreography,
costume design, lighting design, scenic design, prop design, stage
management, and dramaturgy.
If the student chooses either
performance or production for the Senior Capstone Experience, a
written thesis reflecting on the experience and demonstrating
research in the artistic discipline chosen for the experience is
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