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THEATRE ARTS PERFORMANCE.

B.F.A. Degree in Theatre Arts
(Performance Concentration)

Fine Arts Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts Performance – Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Earn a Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance and change the face of American theatre.

The Princeton Review has consistently recognized Catawba for “Best College Theater.”  This national recognition for Catawba College’s Theatre Arts program offerings is because we cultivate the growth of well-rounded artist/scholars who are accomplished leaders, theatre-makers and performing artists.  Catawba Theatre Arts graduates value creativity and collaboration and are adept at understanding and connecting with the world.co-theatre4.png

Catawba College’s Theatre Arts program has the structure in place to teach its performing studies undergraduates all of the necessary routines in the discipline, but we do not stop there. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts Performance are trained to adapt and be flexible in the face of a rapidly-shifting theatrical landscape, and the skills they acquire in performance art get them work, but that’s not enough.  Theatre Arts faculty in Catawba College’s Shuford School of Performing Arts fully expect our performance graduates to make the theatre profession a better place for all participants – audience and artists – and to always give back to the community. 


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts with a specialization in Performance

Catawba College students who want to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a specialization in Performance are admitted into this BFA degree program by AUDITION/PORTFOLIO REVIEW ONLY. Students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in one of the two tracks offered in Theatre Arts are REQUIRED to apply through Acceptd and attend one of our Masterclass Saturdays on campus.

By pursuing the Performance track in Catawba College Theatre Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs, undergraduates will focus on all aspects of performance including acting, character development and interaction, and portrayal of characters in a historic and societal context. Students in this track may also opt to pursue coursework in Dance and Music to broaden and strengthen their performance skills.

Theatre Arts undergraduates at Catawba College are welcomed and encouraged to take courses in ALL AREAS of the Theatre in order to best tailor the degree to suit their educational goals and aspirations.  We do not “gate” the Theatre Arts classes offered at Catawba based on degree programs students opt to pursue.

 

TRANSFER TO CATAWBA WITH ASSOCIATE OF FINE ARTS (AFA) IN THEATRE 

Catawba has an articulation agreement with all community colleges in North Carolina offering an AFA in Theatre Arts degree, which allows for a seamless transition of students from community colleges to Theater Arts programs at Catawba College.  For a list of approved community colleges and the curriculum standard, view the requirements for transferring to Catawba with an AFA in Theatre Arts.


Theatre Arts Program Highlights

Catawba College’s Theatre Arts program graduates leave with discipline specific skills that equip them to become working professionals in their specific degree areas; they also have those “soft skills” that organizations across disciplines rank as the most desired assets marking “career readiness”: critical (creative) thinking/problem solving, oral and written communication skills, teamwork/collaboration, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, and global/intercultural fluency. Catawba’s Theatre Arts graduates are marketable because they depart Catawba College’s performing arts program with both the depth of a focused skill set and the breadth that comes from a solid and enduring liberal arts foundation that helps them to connect their passions with the concerns of a greater global community.

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Theatre Arts Scholarships.

Catawba College Theatre Arts Scholarships are available by audition through Acceptd, where students can upload their applications to the Theatre Arts Department along with digital pre-screening material to qualify for one of our on-campus Masterclass Saturdays.

Prospective Theatre Arts majors may also qualify for the Burnet Hobgood Theatre Arts Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship, awarded to the incoming student who best demonstrates the most potential in the Department’s long-established ideal of “Changing the Face of the American Theatre.”  Participation in the Hobgood Scholarship Competition is by invitation only, with preliminary screenings held as part of Catawba’s Masterclass Saturdays.

Catawba College Theatre Intern
Theatre Arts Internships.

Catawba’s Theatre Arts majors routinely intern with professional theatre companies like The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the American Shakespeare Center.

Through a unique partnership with Lee Street theatre in Salisbury, North Carolina, CataLST, a semester-long internship, provides professional experiences and leadership opportunities in production and performance to the very best Catawba College Theatre Arts majors.

Catawba College Theatre Arts Students Studying Abroad
Study Abroad in Theatre Arts.

Many Catawba College Theatre Arts majors study abroad with professional theatre companies and programs. Study abroad opportunities have taken Catawba Theatre Arts students to the U.K. and Italy and have allowed them international experiences and artistic residencies in Costa Rica, Greece, Germany, Japan, and Estonia.

Catawba College Theatre Honors Students
Undergraduate Research in Theatre Arts.

Each year, Catawba College Theatre Arts majors competitively show their work as performers, designers, playwrights, stage managers, and directors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV Conference.

Theatre Arts majors are strong participants in Catawba College’s Honors Program, engaging in interdisciplinary, provocative and intellectually demanding courses with committed and inspiring faculty.

Related Bachelor Degree Programs

Outcomes

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CAREERS IN THEATRE ARTS.

Catawba College graduates with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Performance are trained to be adaptive and flexible while exercising their creativity and technical skills. This is why Catawba College performing arts graduates are in such demand by theatre companies. Our BFA degree graduates work in these professions:

    • Actor, Youth Theatre
    • Props Designer, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
    • Off-Broadway Actor
    • Actor and Playwright
    • Television Actor


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GRADUATE SCHOOLS.

Catawba College performing arts alumni who have completed Catawba's Theatre Arts bachelor of fine arts degree program have been accepted to graduate school at the following institutions:

    • University of Southern Mississippi
    • Minnesota State University
    • University of Oregon
    • University of Georgia
    • UT Austin
    • Mary Baldwin University
    • NYU Tisch School of the Arts


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"I loved my four years here. I loved being able to work with such a talented group of people onstage and off. Enjoy every minute of it!

"Yes, times might get tough. Yes, you will be exhausted. But it's those moments that you need to really stop and enjoy. Look at your peers, at your friends, at your theatre family; and see that you are in this together. That you are all working together for the same goal, and if you are really taking in everything you will be able to feel the love and the passion for the beautiful art you are creating. That you are blessed to be able to create together."

Samantha Myers '17
BFA Theatre Arts with specialization in Performance

Theatre Arts Facilities

Robertson College-
Community Center

Florence Busby
Corriher Theatre

Keppel
Auditorium

Multi-Media
Lab

Hedrick
Theatre

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PARTICIPATE.

Fuel your passion for Theatre Arts by participation in The Blue Masque, Catawba College Theatre Arts’ student producing organization. Open to all students, both Theatre Arts majors and non-majors, the Blue Masque hosts a variety of social activities, fundraisers, and service project each year and is one of the oldest and largest clubs on campus.  Through the Blue Masque Alumni Facebook page, the annual Blue Masque Hall of Fame celebration, and the Adopt a Senior program, Catawba’s Theatre Arts majors network with hundreds of Catawba College Theatre Arts alumni who are working in all areas of the performing arts both nationally and abroad. These Theatre Arts alumni offer graduating students employment advice, provide locale information, and may serve as a vital link connecting performing arts degree grads with an audition or a job interview.

Catawba’s Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national Theatre Honor Society, is an active social and service organization for aspiring Theatre Arts professionals.

Theatre Arts Performance Faculty

Dr. Elizabeth Homan

Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts Dr. Elizabeth Homan has been privileged to teach everything from theatre history and dramatic literature to acting, directing, period performance, and stage combat since she joined the Catawba College faculty. Passionate about directing, interested in (re)visioning the classics, and in working on new productions and devised pieces, her scholarly interests include feminist pedagogy, acting, directing, movement pedagogy, and gender studies.

Craig Kolkebeck

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Artistic Director of Lee Street theatre Craig Kolkebeck teaches an array of classes – from Beginning Acting for non-majors to Acting for the Camera -- and has served as Fight Coordinator for many productions. At Lee Street theatre, in collaboration with Catawba College Theatre Arts faculty, this SAG/AFTRA/AEA member professional actor and director has developed a fully integrated program offering professional opportunities for Catawba’s performing arts majors.

Curriculum

Required Courses for Performance Concentration (B.F.A. Degree)
Required Courses for Performance Concentration (B.F.A. Degree)
THEATRE ARTS CORE  
Admission to the B.F.A. majors in Theatre Arts (either Performance or Design and Production concentrations) and Musical Theatre are by permission of the department only. Guidelines and procedures for applying are published in the Theatre Arts Handbook and are available from the theatre arts department office.

DA 1101 Foundations in Movement

3

TA 1134 Beginning Acting for Majors

3

TA 1421 Analysis in Dramatic Literature

3

TA 1454 Stagecraft

3

TA 1561 Fundamentals of Theatre Design

3

 

REQUIRED FOR B.F.A. DEGREE  
TA 0110 Rehearsal and Performance (5 semesters)

0

TA 2111-2114 Production Studio (4 semesters)

4

TA Leadership Option (TA 3534 Directing I, DA 3543 Choreography, TA 2536 Collaborative Aesthetics)

3

TA 3181 Theatre History I

3

TA 3182 Theatre History II

3

TA 3361 Theatre Arts Management or TA 2933 Stage Management

3

TA 1152 Stage Makeup

1

TA 3952 Junior Seminar

1

A Capstone Option (TA 4401 Internship, TA 4000 Senior Company, TA 4100 Thesis)

3

 

COURSES REQUIRED FOR CONCENTRATION
TA 2537 The Business of Acting   3
TA 2525 Voice and Speech  3
TA 2534 Physical Theatre  3
TA 3531 Period Performance   3
TA 3530 Playing Shakespeare   3
TA 3533 Acting for the Camera  3
TA or DA Elective at the 2000 level or above  3
 

Total:

57-59

* Students declaring one of the theatre arts majors are expected to gain experience in all areas of production and will register in Applied Theatre for at least the number of hours prescribed by their major.

Requirements for A.F.A. Transfer of Credits
Requirements for A.F.A. Transfer of Credits

To be eligible for the transfer of credits under the AFA in Theatre to Bachelor of Arts Articulation Agreement, an applicant must earn an AFA in Theatre degree in a North Carolina Community College with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of C or better in all transfer courses. An applicant must meet Catawba College Admissions requirements

The student’s program of study must meet the criteria set forth in the AFA in Theatre curriculum standard below:

Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre (A10800) Curriculum Standard

The Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, Catawba shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

UNIVERSAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER COMPONENT

All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit. 


English Composition (6 SHC)
The following two English composition courses are required.

ENG 111   

Writing and Inquiry

(3 SHC)

ENG 112

Writing/Research in the Disciplines    

(3 SHC)

 


Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

ART 111    

Art Appreciation

(3 SHC)

ART 114

Art History Survey I

(3 SHC)

ART 115

Art History Survey II

(3 SHC)

COM 231

Public Speaking

(3 SHC)

ENG 231

American Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 232

American Literature II    

(3 SHC)

ENG 241

British Literature I

(3 SHC)

ENG 242

British Literature II

(3 SHC)

MUS 110

Music Appreciation

(3 SHC)

MUS 112

Introduction to Jazz

(3 SHC)

PHI 215

Philosophical Issues

(3 SHC)

PHI 240

Introduction to Ethics

(3 SHC)

 


Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

ECO 251

ECO 252    

Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics     

(3 SHC)

(3 SHC)

HIS 111

World Civilizations I

(3 SHC)

HIS 112

World Civilizations II

(3 SHC)

HIS 131

American History I

(3 SHC)

HIS 132

American History II

(3 SHC)

POL 120

American Government

(3 SHC)

PSY 150

General Psychology

(3 SHC)

SOC 210

Introduction to Sociology

(3 SHC)



Math (3-4 SHC)
Select one course from the following:

MAT 143    

Quantitative Literacy

(3 SHC)

MAT 152

Statistical Methods I

(4 SHC)

MAT 171

Pre-calculus Algebra     

(4 SHC)

MAT 271

Calculus I

(4 SHC)

MAT 272

Calculus II

(4 SHC)

 

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)
Select 4 SHC from the following:

AST 111    

Descriptive Astronomy and

(3 SHC)

 

AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab    

(1 SHC)

AST 151

General Astronomy and

(3 SHC)

 

AST 151A General Astronomy Lab

(1 SHC)

BIO 110

Principles of Biology

(4 SHC)

BIO 111

General Biology I

(4 SHC)

CHM 151

General Chemistry I

(4 SHC)

GEL 111

Geology

(4 SHC)

PHY 110

Conceptual Physics and

(3 SHC)

 

PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab

(1 SHC)

 


OTHER REQUIRED HOURS (16 SHC):

Theatre (15 SHC)

DRA 211    

Theatre History I                                                                  

(3 SHC)

DRA 212     

Theatre History II     

(3 SHC)


Choose one track:

ACTING TRACK

DRA 130

 

Acting I

 

(3 SHC)

DRA 135

Acting for the Camera I    

(3 SHC)

DRA 170

Play Production I

(3 SHC)


TECHNICAL TRACK    

DRA 140


 

Stagecraft I

 

(3 SHC)

DRA 141

Stagecraft II

(3 SHC)

DRA 170

Play Production I

(3 SHC)

 


Academic Transition (1 SHC)
The following course is required:

ACA 122    

College Transfer Success    

(1 SHC)

An additional 12-14 SHC of courses should be selected from the courses classified as pre-major, elective, general education, or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 60-61*

*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guarantee

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Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions

Theatre Arts Courses

TA 0110 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE (0 hours)
Practical experience in rehearsal and performance. Includes acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, choreography, stage management, and running crews. No more than 3 semesters may be satisfied by any one area. May be repeated once for credit.

1111 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE ARTS (3 hours)
A survey of selected principles and techniques of the theatre arts.

1134 BEGINNING ACTING FOR MAJORS (3 hours)
Study and practice in the skills involved in stage acting.

1135 BEGINNING ACTING FOR NON-MAJORS (3 hours)
Study and practice in the skills involved in stage and screen acting.

1152 STAGE MAKEUP (1 hour)
Materials and techniques of makeup for the stage.

1421 ANALYSIS OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE (3 hours)
Same as ENG 1421. The characteristics and development of major styles and forms in dramatic literature.

1422 THEATRE TRAVEL: LONDON, NYC, AND BEYOND(1 hour)
Attend theatrical performances in London, New York City, or other cities. Required course fee. Catawba College students only may enroll.

1454 STAGECRAFT (3 hours)
Introduction to scenic technology and design principles with emphasis on the practical application of scenographic techniques.

1522 DECORATIVE ARTS AND MATERIAL CULTURE (3 hours)
A study of the major developments in the decorative and applied arts and material culture from antiquity to the present. Cross-listed as ART 1522.

1561 FUNDAMENTALS OF THEATRE DESIGN (3 hours)
An introductory study of the theory and practice of design in relation to stage production. Prerequisite: TA1421, 1454.

2110 JAPANESE MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE (3 hours)
Same as MUSIC 2110. A semester-long, study of styles and concepts as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts in the music/theatre traditions of Japan.

TA 2111 PRODUCTION STUDIO – COSTUMES (1 hour)
Practical experience in the area of costuming. Students will work on the season’s productions, while learning sewing and costume techniques in the Costume Shop. May be repeated once for credit.

TA 2112 PRODUCTION STUDIO – ELECTRICS  (1 hour)
Practical experience in the area of lighting for entertainment, sound production, and video for live entertainment. Students will work on the season’s productions, while learning safety and current practices in lighting, sound, and video production techniques for live performance through practical work in the theatre spaces.

TA 2113 – PRODUCTION STUDIO – SCENERY (1 hour)
Practical experience in the area of scenery. Students will work on the season’s productions, while learning construction, rigging and painting techniques in the Scene Shop. 

TA 2114 PRODUCTION STUDIO – MANAGEMENT  (1 hour)
Practical experience in the area of theatre management. Students will work on the season’s productions while learning marketing, publicity, and box office techniques in the Management Shop.

2115 FILM CRITICISM (3 hours)
Same as CA 2115. A study of the technical aspects of film-making and of the political and artistic role of film in society.

2116 ASIAN CINEMA (3 hours)
Same as CA 2116. A semester-long study of styles and concepts of films as practiced in various cultural, political, and social contexts throughout Asia. Analytical skills will focus on how to read the visual language of the film along with the spoken work (including subtitles). (Offered in alternate years).

2161 DRAWING FOR THEATRE (2 hours)
An introduction to technical and artistic drawing with an emphasis on drafting, sketching and computer-aided design.

2444 PLAYWRITING (3 hours)
Stage practice of procedures and processes necessary for writing a stage play.

2525 STAGE SPEECH AND MOVEMENT I (3 hours)
An intermediate study in the development of onstage characterization and personal development, with an emphasis on application of vocal and physical theories. Prerequisites: TA 1134 and DAN 1101.

2534 INTERMEDIATE ACTING (3 hours)
A practical study of the theories, techniques, and practices observed in contemporary acting. Prerequisite: DAN 1101, TA 1134, TA 1421.

TA 2536 COLLABORATIVE AESTHETICS AND ENSEMBLE TECHNIQUES (3 hours)
Exploration of the collaborative aesthetic through an examination of the history and practices of ensemble theatre. Designed to prepare theatre arts majors to function as working members of an ensemble company. Prerequisite: TA Core (DAN 1101, TA 1134, 1421, 1454, 1561).

TA 2537 BUSINESS OF ACTING (3 hours)
An in-depth study of the fundamental necessities of self-management for the actor to include finding and developing your brand, creating marketing and business plans, networking, and developing strategies for auditioning for stage, film, and television. Prerequisite: TA 1134.

2551 INTERMEDIATE STAGECRAFT (3 hours)
A continued study of stagecraft with emphasis on advanced construction, theatrical drafting, design, painting, lighting, sound, and technical problem-solving, with practice and projects in all areas. Prerequisite: TA 1454.

2552 COSTUME CONSTRUCTION (3 hours)
Techniques of costume construction for the stage through practical laboratory experience. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisite: TA 1454.

2553 STAGE LIGHTING (3 hours)
The basic concepts of light, electricity, and color, with emphasis on the practical use of standard stage lighting equipment and controls. Prerequisite: TA 1454, 1561.

2554 SOUND PRODUCTION (3 hours)
A study of the theory and practice of theatre sound with emphasis on the practical use of standard sound equipment and controls.

2555 SCENE PAINTING (3 hours)
A study of the theory and practice of decorative paint with emphasis on the practical use of standard painting techniques and equipment. Prerequisites: TA 1454, 1561. (Offered in alternate years.)

2556 STAGE PROPERTIES (3 hours)
A study of the theory and practice of stage properties with emphasis on visual analysis, period research and properties craftwork.

TA 2557 TOPICS IN THEATRE TECHNOLOGIES (3 hours)
This course explores topics in Technical Theatre Production, as related to theatre and broader applicable study. In a semester focus may be given to, but not limited to, specialty topics in Theatre Lighting, Scence production, Costume construction, Costume Crafts, Sound production, Props fabrication, Special Effects, or any combination. Prerequisites: TA 1454, TA 1561, ENGL/TA 1421 or Permission of Instructor.

2601-9 SELECTED TOPICS IN THEATRE ARTS (1-3 hours)
A study of a topic selected by the department focusing on an area of particular interest within the discipline.

TA 2701 SEMINAR IN MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY (1 hour)
A survey of the history of Musical Theatre from early origins to the present.

2943 STAGE MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
A practical study of the fundamentals of stage managing.

3000 THEATRE ARTS TEACHING METHODS (3 hours)
A study of current programs, methods, and materials for teaching theatre in secondary schools Rationale. Pending approval of Theatre Arts Education major. The course is required by the state and will cover materials and issues that can’t be covered in an existing course.

3180 HISTORY OF THE MUSICAL STAGE (3 hours)
A survey of music for the stage including opera, German singspiel and nineteenth century operatic developments, with emphasis on the contributions of the American musical theatre.

3181 THEATRE HISTORY I (3 hours)
European theatre and dramatic literature from ancient Greece through the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: TA 1421, ENG 2111, and Junior standing.

3182 THEATER HISTORY II (3 hours)
European theatre and dramatic literature from early nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: TA 1421, ENG 2111, and Junior standing.

3361 THEATRE ARTS MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
Astudy of the administration of theatre arts organizations, with an overview of events management, publicizing, marketing, and audience development, and developmental functions.

3525 STAGE SPEECH AND MOVEMENT II (3 hours)
An advanced study in the development of onstage characterization and personal development, with an emphasis on application of vocal and physical theories. Prerequisites: TA 1134, TA 2525, and DAN 1101.

3530 PLAYING SHAKESPEARE (3 hours)
Study and practice of scenes, monologues and sonnets of Shakespeare, with emphasis on Elizabethan movement, manners, customs and the practicalities of analyzing and performing Shakespeare’s language. Prerequisites: DAN 1101, TA 1134, TA1421.

3531 PERIOD PERFORMANCE (3 hours)
Study and practice of theatre performance styles from ancient Greece through Nineteenth-Century Romanticism, excluding Shakespeare. May be taken with acting, directing or design emphasis. Prerequisites: TA 1134, TA 1421, and either TA 1522 or TA 3181.

3533 ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (3 hours)
Adjusting basic techniques for film, television, and commercial industry. Prerequisites:TA 1134, DAN 1101and TA 2534. (Offered in alternate years.)

3534 DIRECTING I (3 hours)
A practical study of the fundamentals of directing. Prerequisite: DAN 1101,TA 1134, TA 1421, TA 1454, TA 1561 (The Theatre Arts Core) and Junior standing.

3536 STAGE COMBAT (2 hours)
A practical study for the performer in basic unarmed and single weapon techniques with a focus on the safe and effective performance of stage violence Prerequisites: TA 1134 or TA 1135 and DAN 1100 or DAN 1101.

3539 MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE (3 hours)
A practical study of the special theories, techniques and practices of theatrical performance in musical theatre styles. Prerequisites:  DA1101, TA1134, TA1421.

3544 DIRECTING II (3 hours)
A practical experience in the direction of a one-act play. Prerequisites: DAN1101, TA1134, TA1421 TA1454, TA1561 (The Theatre Arts Core), TA 3534 and Permission of Instructor.

3561 SCENE DESIGN (3 hours)
Theory and practice of scenic design for the stage. Prerequisites: TA 1421, 1454, 1522 and 1561.

3562 COSTUME DESIGN (3 hours)
Theory and practice of costume design for the stage. Prerequisites: TA 1421, 1522 and 1561.

3563 LIGHTING DESIGN (3 hours)
The concepts of stage lighting design with emphasis on accepted professional procedures, script analysis, drafting, and cueing. Prerequisites: TA 15611 and TA 2553.

TA 3564 TOPICS IN DESIGN (3 hours)
This course explores topics in Design, as related to theatre and broader applicable study. In a semester focus may be given to, but not limited to, specialty design in Lighting, Scenery, Costume, Sound, Props, Special Effects, or any combination. Prerequisites: TA 1454, TA 1561, ENGL/TA 1421 or Permission of Instructor.

3950 RECITAL PREPARATION (1 hour)
A practical study to prepare the Musical Theatre major to meet the exit requirement by public performance.

3951 RECITAL (0 hours)
A practical study to prepare the Musical Theatre major to meet the exit requirement by public performance, to include assembling and preparing the materials, making physical arrangements, and other preliminary necessary preparation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: TA 3950. 

TA 3952 JUNIOR SEMINAR (1 hour)
Guided research toward professional development opportunities that will help students prepare to enter the marketplace. Topics include but are not limited to graduate school, networking, internships, entry-level positions in the discipline, resume building, and interview skills. Prerequisite: TA Core & junior standing.

4000 B.F.A. CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 hours)
Supervised research for B.F.A. students in either the area of musical theatre, theatre arts performance, or theatre design and production, to be conducted in conjunction with a creative project within the student's area of emphasis. Prerequisite: B.F.A. major and Senior standing, or permission of instructor.

4100 B.A. CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (3 hours)
A capstone course for seniors seeking the B. A. in Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, or Theatre Education. Prerequisite: B.A. major in Theatre Arts, Musical Theatre, or Theatre Education and Senior standing.

4101-4109 THEATRE ARTS SEMINAR (3 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research, and written reports on a topic selected by the department. (e.g., American Theatre History, British Theatre, Trends in Directing, Advanced Playwriting Practices, etc.)

4201-4209 PRACTICUM (1-3 hours)
An application of theory and methods to specific areas of theatre and dance in supervised experience. Prerequisite: permission of Department.

4301-4309 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and approved by the department faculty.

4400 THEATRE ARTS FELLOWSHIP (1-2 hours)
For advanced students who have already received credit for a course or have proven competency in an area who would like to assist the teaching and mentorship of that course under supervision from the course instructor(s). Permission of Instructor and Theatre Arts Chair required. (S-U grading).

4401 INTERNSHIP (1-6 hours)
A supervised application of theory in practice in a functional area related to arts management or other theatre arts area. Approval granted by department and Registrar prior to internship, with tuition charged according to hours.