Theatre Major: Requirements for Bachelor of Arts

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Theater (BA)

FALL - Semester 1

THEA 175: Freshman Theatre Seminar
THEA 277: Acting I
COMM 170: Public Speaking
Math as placed
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 2

THEA 275: Introduction to Theatre Arts
THEA 276: Stage Makeup
THEA 391: Stagecraft
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Math as placed

FALL - Semester 3

THEA 278: Acting II: Advanced Scene Study
THEA 371: History and Literature of the Theatre I
THEA 395: Basic Costuming
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Elementary I Foreign Language

SPRING - Semester 4

THEA 372: History and Literature of the Theatre II
THEA 399: Theatre Practice
Elementary II Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

THEA 373: History and Literature of the Theatre III
THEA 420: Playwriting (or other Theatre elective)
JINS 3XX: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar
Intermediate I Foreign Language

SPRING - Semester 6

THEA 393: Stage Lighting
THEA 399: Theatre Practice
Intermediate II Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

THEA 399: Theatre Practice
THEA 495: Senior Theatre Seminar
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

THEA 491: Play Direction
ENG 315: Studies in Shakespeare (or other Theatre elective)

Theatre elective options include ENG 315: Studies in Shakespeare, THEA 359: Acting III: Lyric Performance, THEA 374: History and Literature of the Theatre IV, THEA 420: Playwriting, THEA 478: Costume Design, THEA 480: Scene Design, and THEA 481: Advanced Studies and Projects in Theatre.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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