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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Theater 965 Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

As a means to explore potential aptitude for a theater major, School of Arts and Sciences students should take: 07:965:211 Theater Appreciation and 07:965:271 Basic Acting or 07:965:215 Scenic Art.

Bachelor of arts (B.A.) theater majors should complete courses in 07:965:281-282 Theater History (or the online equivalent 07:965:231-232); 07:965:215 Scenic Art; and 07:966:123 Theater Practice (taken twice) by the end of the junior year, since they are required of all majors and are prerequisites for most advanced theater courses. Theater History is a two-semester course, which must be taken in sequence, beginning in the fall semester for the in-person section. The Theater History course is also offered online each semester. Students are expected to achieve grades of C+ or better in the major and no course with a grade of D or lower will count toward the major.

Depending on the student's interest, Theater arts students are encouraged to take correlative courses in dramatic literature (modern drama, Shakespeare) as well as courses in art, dance, and music history and appreciation.

Theater majors in the B.A. program are required to take a minimum of 47 credits, distributed as follows:

16 Credits in Curricular Core Courses (*Required)

07:965:281-282*  Theater History I and II (3,3) or the online equivalent 07:965:231-232
07:965:390*  Theater Horizons (1)
07:965:211  Theater Appreciation I (3) fall and spring
07:965:212  Theater Appreciation II (3) spring
07:965:290  Broadway: American Musical (3) summers
07:965:300  New York Theater Experience (3) spring
07:965:364  Theater Management (3) fall
07:965:370  Global Theater I (3) fall
07:965:371  Global Theater II (3) spring
07:965:401  Theater Criticism (3) spring
07:965:473  Clothing and Culture (3) fall
07:966:372  Dramatic Structure (3) spring

9-10 Credits** in Physical Theater Courses (*Required):
07:965:215*  Scenic Art (3) fall
07:966:123*  Theater Practice (2,2) course is taken twice
07:965:216  Scenic Art II (3) spring
07:965:310  Introduction to Costume Design (3) fall
07:966:315  Stage Management (3) fall
07:966:242  Introduction to Stage Lighting (2) spring

6 Credits in Performance (Acting and/or Directing) (*Required):

07:965:271*  Basic Acting (3)
07:965:272  Intermediate Acting (3)
07:965:421  Directing (3)
07:965:325  Advanced Acting (3)
07:965:326  Performance Workshop (3) by audition only
07:965:422  Advanced Directing Project (3) by special permission only
07:965:275  On Camera Acting (3) summer only

9-10 Credits in Theater Electives chosen from among any of the following that were not taken to fill another requirement in academic, physical theater, or performance elective:
07:965:211  Theater Appreciation I (3) fall and spring
07:965:212  Theater Appreciation II (3) spring
07:965:214  Black Theater History (3) spring
07:965:216  Scenic Art II (3) spring
07:965:240  Staging Resistance (3) online
07:966:242  Introduction to Stage Lighting (2) spring
07:965:260  Musical Theatre Appreciation (3) spring
07:965:272  Intermediate Acting (3) fall and spring
07:965:275  On Camera Acting (3) summer
07:965:290  Broadway: American Musical (3) summer
07:965:300  New York Theater Experience (3) spring
07:965:302  Theater for Social Development (3) fall
07:965:310  Introduction to Costume Design (3) fall
07:966:315  Stage Management (3) fall
07:965:325  Advanced Acting (3) fall
07:965:326  Performance Workshop (3) spring
07:965:350  Improvisation and Theater Games (2) fall
07:965:364  Theater Management (3) fall
07:965:365  Theater Management: Producing (3) fall
07:965:410  Theater Criticism (3) spring
07:965:421  Directing (3) fall
07:965:422  Advanced Directing Project (3) spring
07:965:451  Storytelling Workshop (2) spring
07:965:471  Creative Dramatics for Children (3) fall
07:965:472  Creative Dramatics for Children (3) spring

**9 credits in Physical Theater requires 10 credits to be completed in Theater Electives to reach the required 47 credits for completion of the major.

Other 966 Theater Classes Are Also Available as Theater Electives

Most require prerequisites or permission of instructor. Note: the semester a course is offered is subject to change. Courses offered by the English Department may also be accepted towards the major, but must be approved in advance.

6 Credits in Required Project Work or Internship

Working closely with the B.A. adviser, and any additional faculty adviser, junior or senior students develop and propose appropriate work for the advanced Internship and/or Project Work. Internships involve the student working in a professional theater environment outside of the university. Project Work is comprised of major involvement on a theatrical project such as writing or directing a production. On rare occasions an appropriate acting project can be considered.

07:965:396  Internship/Theater (BA)
07:965:491-492  Project Work (BA,BA)
07:965:493 Honors Project (BA)
Approved study abroad credits may be substituted.
All credits in this category must be planned and supervised by the B.A. theater arts adviser.
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