Ten major courses, as enumerated within the following categories:
1. Five courses in theater studies:
a. The following three courses in Theater Studies are required:
b. Any two of the following theater studies courses:
*Theater 1 satisfies the Theater Studies course fulfillment only if it is completed before Theater 15, 16, and 17.
With prior approval of the Chair, up to one course in theater studies from another department may be used to fulfill this category, including but not limited to:
2. Four courses in theater practice:
a. The following course in theater production is required:
b. Majors are required to take at least one of the performance courses:
c. Majors are required to take at least one course in theater design/management:
In their final year, all majors must complete the following course to satisfy their culminating experience in theater:
Every theater major is expected to complete four production credits. Theater production credits demonstrate competence in theater production by active and sustained participation in theater offerings at the Hopkins Center or elsewhere with approval of the Department. Sustained participation shall consist of completing production credits for Department of Theater productions or productions sponsored by the Department of Theater. Production credits will be completed under faculty supervision. Production credits must include a minimum of 25 hours of participation.
One production credit must be fulfilled by serving as a stage manager or assistant stage manager for a mainstage production. Or, the student may complete THEA 41: Stage Management to fulfill this requirement. With prior approval of the Director of Theater, a Shakespeare Alley Showcase (SAS) production may also fulfill this requirement.One production credit must be fulfilled by serving on a production's crew or working in the shops.Two production credits may be fulfilled with any category of theater production, with the exception of work associated with Theater 40: Technical Production. This includes: courses with a production componen; tacting in productions; participation in a production crew and/ or working in the shops; stage management; directing; designing; playwriting, when the script is produced under the sponsorship of the Department; dramaturgy.
In some cases, work-study hours may count toward the fulfillment of the production requirement with Departmental approval.
A student who wishes to combine the study of theater with a related field may apply to the Department for a modified major. Such a program shall contain seven courses from the theater major beyond the prerequisites (Theater 1 and 40) and four courses that count toward the major(s) in the related department(s) or program(s). Modified majors must take two courses in theater studies (15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 62, or 10 upon approval or English 24, 26, 47, 54 upon approval). Modified majors are required to take at least one of the performance courses (26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 36, 54, 60, 61, or 10 upon approval) and one of the design courses (41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, or 10 upon approval). Students taking a modified major must fulfill three production requirements. One production credit must be as a stage manager or assistant stage manager for one mainstage production or the completion of Theater 41. With prior approval of the Director of Theater, a Shakespeare Alley Showcase production may be substituted. One production credit must be for production crew or working in the shops and the other production credit can be in any category (please see "Production requirement" for specifics). The Culminating Experience in Theater must also be completed. In recent years modified majors in Theater have been formed with Art History, Classics, English, Film and Media Studies, French, Music, and Spanish. The program must receive the prior approval of the Chair of the Theater Department.
The requirements for a Theater minor are six courses including the prerequisite to the major (Theater 40). These six courses shall include no more than one Theater 80 and no more than two courses outside of the Department that would normally be accepted for the major.
There will be two production requirements, at least one of which must be in an area other than acting. A written rationale must be submitted by the student and approved by the Chair.
Last Updated: 8/1/14