Theatre Arts Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
38-42 total credits, including:
|THTR 162||THEATRE DESIGN METHODS||3|
|THTR 270||PLAY READING AND DRAMATURGY||3|
|THTR 489||SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR||3|
|Design Perspectives (2 of the following courses)||6|
|STAGE MAKEUP, WIGS, AND HAIR|
|SCENERY AND PROERTIES DESIGN|
|LIGHTING AND PROJECTION DESIGN|
|TOPICS IN THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY|
|Performance Perspectives (3 of the following courses)||9-11|
|THEATRE BUSINESS AND PROMOTIONS|
|SPECIAL TOPICS: THEATRE ARTS|
|STAGE AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT|
|PROD/TOURING EDUC THEATRE|
|TOPICS IN THEATRE PERFORMANCE|
|Historical and Literary Perspectives (2 of the following courses)||8|
|HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL (ALSO LISTED AS MUSC 375)|
|THEATRE HISTORIES I|
|THEATRE HISTORIES II|
|Two additional 3-4 credit THTR elective courses||6-8|
Majors must also complete performance and crew requirements explained below.
Theatre Arts majors earn 12 points through their work on Linfield Theatre productions by completing jobs in the following areas: Front of House, Production Crews, Production Team, and Creative Team. Students may receive academic credit for these production assignments by enrolling in appropriate practicum courses. A listing of the jobs in each area and their corresponding points is available from theatre faculty.
Majors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.500 to enroll in practicum courses and participate in production activities. In addition, students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting major requirements. Students must also complete three courses that are at the 300 or 400 level.
Student Learning Outcomes
Through the pursuit of a major in theatre arts, students will have opportunities to:
- Obtain knowledge of a broad range of theatrical disciplines and experiences, each of which is important to an understanding of the whole as demonstrated by
- describing the key terms, concepts and theatre artists in each major area of the theatre discipline;
- employing the basic skills required in selected major areas of the theatre discipline
- Comprehend the interrelationships among the theatrical disciplines by analyzing and solving problems in most practical areas of theatre production as demonstrated by
- articulating the relationships among the various facets of the theatre discipline, developing and defending artistic concepts, and collaborating within the theatre production process;
- analyzing and creating solutions to specific challenges in the theatrical process
- Achieve adequate preparation to accept post-graduate internships or entry-level positions in theatre, to enter graduate school, to adapt theatre knowledge and skills to other careers, and to adopt creative approaches to life-long learning as demonstrated by
- presenting the appropriate skill sets to enter a specific theatre entry-level position or graduate program in theatre;
- identifying theatre skills that can be applied in other areas of life or careers;
- communicating clearly in written and spoken English and conducting basic research in the theatrical discipline
- Acquire the skills necessary to function as mindful, creative, and responsible individuals who appreciate the diversity and ambiguity of theatrical experiences and the role of theatre in society as demonstrated by
- applying conceptual thinking to critically evaluate text, performance, and production;
- explaining production processes, aesthetic properties of style, and the way these shape and are shaped by artistic and cultural forces;
- articulating critical awareness of one’s position within a complex society.
The goals are the same for students pursuing majors and minors with the recognition that minors will not attain the depth of study in the discipline afforded majors.
OREGON PRELIMINARY TEACHING LICENSURE IN drama
For Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Drama: A student majoring in Theatre Arts must also complete a Secondary Education major with Licensure. In order to complete the Secondary Education major with Licensure, students should begin taking education courses no later than their sophomore year. The student must be advised by faculty in both majors.