Theatre Arts B.A.

College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact: David Gene Grapes II, M.F.A., Director

Location: Frasier Hall 105

Telephone: 970.351.2991

Fax: 970.351.4897

Website: www.arts.unco.edu/theatredance

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

A major in Theatre Arts provides pre-professional training for students who have professional theatre employment as their career goal. The program cultivates an appreciation and understanding of theatre as part of American society and culture.

Admission to the Theatre Arts degree program with concentration areas of acting, design technology and theatre studies is by audition, interview, or essay.

The School of Theatre Arts requires student majors to consult with and be advised by a faculty member teaching in the program.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • The student must apply and be accepted to one of the concentration areas. The student must then complete all of the required courses in the concentration area prior to achieving the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts degree.
  • Information concerning auditions, interviews, or essays for Theatre Arts programs may be requested from the School of Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Northern Colorado, Frasier Hall, Greeley, CO 80639, phone 970.351.2991.

Program Requirements:

  • Any student receiving a grade of “D+” or lower in a course in the required core or concentration area must retake the course until a grade of “C-” or higher is achieved.
  • First semester (non-Design Technology Concentration Area) freshmen do not take THEA 100 Individual Performance in Theatre, but are required to take THEA 100 or THEA 110 all other academic year semesters in residence.
  • Attendance at or involvement in all productions of the Little Theatre of the Rockies is required during residency.
  • The Colorado Commission on Higher Education and this program requires the completion of a yearly assessment process. The assessment, which includes an evaluation of your year’s progress as well as a yearly audition or interview, may be the basis of your continuance in this program area.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 6 credits

LAC area 3 — Arts and Humanities

THEA 296History of Theatre I

3

THEA 297History of Theatre II

3

Remaining LAC — 34 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 16 credits

Take all of the following courses:

THEA 135Playscript Analysis

3

THEA 149Orientation to Technology

3

THEA 160Beginning Acting

3

THEA 240Beginning Stage Directing

3

THEA 250Stage Make Up I

2

THEA 324Masterpieces in Theatrical Production

2

Choose one concentration area (33-66 credits)

Acting Concentration (46 credits)

Take all of the following courses:

MT 261Singing for Actors

2

THEA 150Actor's Lab

1

THEA 159Acting Theories and Practice

3

THEA 190Stage Speech I

2

THEA 193Stage Speech and Dialects

3

THEA 260Scene Study

3

THEA 275Stage Movement I

2

THEA 276Stage Movement II

2

THEA 308Theatre Workshop

1 - 4

THEA 335Advanced Voice Production

2

THEA 360Advanced Acting Styles I

3

THEA 361Advanced Acting Styles II

3

THEA 362Acting for the Camera

3

THEA 464Audition Techniques

3

THEA 308: Take 2 credits

Complete 12 hours of Individual Performance in Theatre courses:

THEA 100Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 110Performance in a Theatrical Production

2

THEA 492Little Theatre of the Rockies Summer Internship

6

THEA 110: no more than 6 hours can be used to satisfy this requirement

THEA 492: This class is only taught during the Summer Session and can be taken in lieu of 6 credits of THEA 100.

Design Technology Concentration (66 credits)

(Students must complete all Required Major Credits as outlined in the Theatre Arts BA program except, not required to complete THEA 250 Stage Makeup I.)

Take all of the following courses:

THEA 100Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 155Orientation to Design

3

THEA 210Drafting for the Theatre

3

THEA 300Advanced Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 449Theatre Technical Seminar

3

THEA 450Design and Technology Practicum

3

THEA 100: Take 8 credits

THEA 300: Take 6 credits

Choose three courses from the following:

THEA 222Costume Technology I

3

THEA 232Lighting Technology

3

THEA 249Scenic Technology

3

THEA 375Stage Management for the Theatre

3

Choose three courses from the following:

THEA 215Scene Design I

3

THEA 220Costume Design I

3

THEA 230Lighting Design I

3

THEA 245Sound Design

3

Choose 22 credits from the following courses:

ART 181Ancient Art History

3

ART 182Medieval to Rococo Art History

3

MUS 150History of Rock and Roll

3

SES 233Advanced First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

2

THEA 221Costume History

3

THEA 250Stage Make Up I

2

THEA 311Scenic Painting for the Theatre

3

THEA 312More Techniques in Scene Painting

3

THEA 315Scene Design II

3

THEA 320Costume Design II

3

THEA 323Digital Media

3

THEA 326Theory and Practice

3

THEA 332Lighting Design II

3

THEA 339Advanced Scenic Technology

3

THEA 345Advanced Sound Design

3

THEA 415Collaborative Design Seminar

3

THEA 433Dramaturgy

3

THEA 492Little Theatre of the Rockies Summer Internship

6

ART 181 and ART 182: (LAC area 3.a.)

Theatre Studies Concentration (33 credits)

(Students must complete all Required Major Credits as outlined in the Theatre Arts B.A. program, except THEA 250.)

Take all of the following courses:

THEA 150Actor's Lab

1

THEA 190Stage Speech I

2

THEA 241Seminar in Theatre Arts Management

1 - 2

THEA 275Stage Movement I

2

THEA 373Playwriting

3

THEA 375Stage Management for the Theatre

3

THEA 433Dramaturgy

3

THEA 241: Take 3 credits

Complete ten hours of Individual Performance in Theatre courses:

THEA 100Individual Performance in Theatre

2

THEA 110Performance in a Theatrical Production

2

THEA 308Theatre Workshop

1 - 4

THEA 492Little Theatre of the Rockies Summer Internship

6

THEA 110: no more than 4 hours can be used to satisfy this requirement

THEA 308 and THEA 492: only taught during the Summer Session and can be taken in lieu of THEA 100.

Choose six credits from the following courses:

ART 190Art Appreciation

3

DNCE 167Ballroom Dance I

2

ENG 312Shakespeare in Context: Histories and Comedies

3

ENG 313Shakespeare in Context: Tragedies and Romances

3

ENG 314Shakespeare in Context: Poetry

3

MIND 288Contemporary Arts Connections

3

MIND 297Creativity in the Arts

3

MT 296Musical Theatre History

3

MUS 140Introduction to Music

3

MUS 241Perceiving the Arts

3

THEA 130Introduction to the Theatre

3

THEA 193Stage Speech and Dialects

3

THEA 220Costume Design I

3

THEA 225Theatre in Film

3

THEA 250Stage Make Up I

2

THEA 308Theatre Workshop

1 - 4

THEA 326Theory and Practice

3

THEA 401Practicum in Theatre

1 - 4

THEA 422Directed Research in Theatre

1 - 4

NOTE: No more than 2 credits may be taken in any combination of THEA 401 or THEA 422.

3. University-Wide Credits — 0-34 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree that will typically be 0-34 credits depending on concentration chosen.