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Contemporary Theater Studies, B.A.


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Shepherd University offers a program in Contemporary Theater Studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.


The purpose of the program is to:

  1. expose students to the significant theories, trends, and principles that contribute to practices in the contemporary theatre field.
  2.  teach students to think and work conceptually, while mastering the technical skills necessary to translate those concepts into making, supporting, and enjoying theatre.
  3. prepare students to be empathetic, collaborative, passionate, and transformative art makers, mastering professional practices and sustaining an understanding of needs and trends in theatre and other creative fields.

 

Curriculum for a Major in Contemporary Theater Studies


In addition to the Core Curriculum  and the requirements for the major and minor, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement .

Total Hours required for a Contemporary Theater Studies Major, 58 Hours:


Restricted Elective Courses, 21 Hours:


At least 15 of the required 21 restricted elective credits must be chosen from upper-division (300-400 level) coursework.

Four-Year Course Progression


Contemporary Theater Studies, B.A. General
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
THEA 100 1 Introduction to Contemporary Theater Context 1   THEA 203   Acting I 3
THEA 204 3 Introduction to Theater 3   THEA 205   Theater Technology 3
ART 103   Introduction to the Visual Arts 3   ENGL 215   The Art of Literature 3
THEA 207   Theater Practice II 1-3   THEA 207   Theater Practice 1-3
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 (or Foreign Language) 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 (or Foreign Language) 3
    TOTAL 14-16       TOTAL 16-18
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ART 300   Research Methods for the Arts 3   THEA 309   Directing I 3
MUSC 111 or 312  

Introduction to Music or World Music (GL or MD)

3   THEA 341   History of the Theater (writing in the major) 3
THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 1-3   THEA Elective   ART, ENGL,  or THEA 3
THEA 307   Advanced Theater Practice 3   THEA 307   Advanced Theater Practice 1-3
Core Curriculum 2

Sciences (LS) (or Foreign Language)

3-4   Core Curriculum 2 Sciences (LS) (or Foreign Language) 3-4
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 3   THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 3
THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 3   THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 3
THEA 310   Production 3   THEA 3xx   Advanced Study Practice 3
Core Curriculum 2 Sciences (LS) (or Foreign Language) 3-4   Core Curriculum 2 Sciences (LS) (or Foreign Language) 3-4
Core Curriculum 2 Social Sciences (GL-MD) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Wellness (WE) 3
    TOTAL 15-16       TOTAL 15-16
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 3   THEA Elective   ART, ENGL, or THEA 1
THEA 3xx   Advanced Study Practice 3   THEA 490   Theater Capstone 3
Core Curriculum 2 Social Sciences (GL, CK or MD) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Social Sciences (GL-CK) 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
September 12, 2017             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

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