Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
The Theatre major offers four emphases: General Theatre, Music Theatre, Drama Ministry, and Speech and Theatre Education, as well as a General Theatre minor. Students who complete the degree requirements can expect to achieve the objectives of the program: 1) to acquire a foundation of knowledge in performance and technical theatre which will enable graduates to pursue a postgraduate education or seek professional employment in the entertainment industry or in an educational setting; 2) to develop their individual creative performance and technical skills through coursework and departmental productions; 3) to illustrate proficiency in several training areas of the theatre, including: stage movement, vocal training, acting, singing, dancing, stagecraft, set design, lighting design, costume design, stage makeup, directing, playwriting, theatre history, music theatre history and script analysis; 4) to experience a variety of creative processes; 5) to employ critical thinking skills in assessing artistic achievement.
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average in order to participate in departmental productions.
All Theatre majors are encouraged to be employed by the Jones Theatre Company workstation a minimum of two semesters.