2009-2010 Theatre Arts Program (THTR)

Objectives | Academic Minor | Teaching Minor | Theatre Course Descriptions | Speech Course Descriptions

Faculty: Michael Vought, Chair (Theatre), Nina Vought (Theatre), Bryan Jacobs, Technical Director

Program Goals

Objectives

The Speech and Theatre Arts Program offers an academic minor in Theatre Arts, a teaching minor in Theatre Arts, and courses in speech and dance.

Speech courses concentrate on the theoretical and practical aspects of human communication essential to personal and professional situations. The program is designed to develop effectiveness and proficiency in using oral language in such areas as public speaking, group discussion, organizational communication, and oral interpretation.

The Dance Program offers two levels of modern dance, beginning and intermediate. An equal emphasis is placed on technique, improvisation, and choreography. Final projects of group and solo choreography are presented informally in the studio or on stage.

The Theatre Arts Program provides students coursework and production workshops in all areas of theatre in order to provide both a theoretical and practical foundation for careers in secondary schools or community/professional theatre and for further advanced studies. Through regularly scheduled productions, Westminster Players offers students the opportunity to act or participate in production work on plays from a variety of genres and periods.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Minor in Theatre Arts

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Required Courses 20-21
  THTR 127 Stagecraft, LE

THTR 129 Costumes and Makeup (2)
or
THTR 360 Design for the Theatre (3)

THTR 180 Acting I, LE
THTR 228 Beginning Theatre Workshop
THTR 320 Stage Management
THTR 358 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature I
THTR 359 History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature II
THTR 370 Directing
2



2-3

2
2
3
3
3
3
II. Electives 4
  At least two credit hours from the following list:

ENGL 232 Introduction to Shakespeare (4)
SPCH 220 Oral Interpretation (2)
THTR 200/300 Special Topics in Theatre Arts (1–4)
THTR 312 Events Management (2)
THTR 321 Creative Writing: Plays (3)
THTR 350 Creative Dramatics (2)
THTR 360 Design for Theatre (3)
THTR 381 Acting II (3)
THTR 401 Directed Studies (1–4)

At least two credit hours from the following list:

THTR 327 Advanced Acting Workshop (1-4)
THTR 328 Advanced Workshop in Technical Theatre (1-4)
THTR 440 Internship (1-8)
THTR 490 Senior Theatre Project (3)
2











2
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR 24-25

Teaching Minor in Theatre Arts

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Required Courses 23-24
  EDUC 390 Methods of Teaching Secondary School Theatre
SPCH 220 Oral Interpretation
THTR 127 Stagecraft, LE

THTR 129 Costumes and Makeup (2)
or
THTR 360 Design for the Theatre (3)

THTR 180 Acting I, LE
THTR 228 Beginning Theatre Workshop
THTR 350 Creative Dramatics
THTR 358 History of Theatre, I
THTR 359 History of Theatre, II
THTR 370 Directing
3
2
2



2-3

2
2
2
3
3
3
II. Electives 2
  Two additional credit hours of Theatre electives 2
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR 26-27

Recommended Plan of Study for Theatre Minor

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year THTR 180 THTR 127
Sophomore Year THTR 129 THTR 228
Junior Year THTR 320
THTR 358
THTR 381
THTR 359
Senior Year THTR 327 THTR 370