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Theatre

Major / Minor Requirements

Carthage offers several theatre major and minor programs. Please note: Admission to the program is contingent on an audition.

Current students: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

The Theatre Major
Teaching Licensure
The Theatre Minor
The Theatre Major in Performance
The Theatre Major in Technical Production and Design
The Dance Minor
Honors in the Major

The Theatre Major

Core: 20 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Make-Up (4 cr.)
THR 4010 Senior Seminar in Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 cr.)

Eight credits from the following:

THR 3260 History of Pre-Modern Theatre  (4 cr.)
THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre (4 cr.) 
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)

Two credits of the following:

THR 2930 Play Production III: Stage Lighting (2 cr.)
THR 2940 Play Production IV: Scenic Painting (2 cr.)
THR 2950 Play Production V: Advanced Makeup Technique (2 cr.)
THR 2960 Play Production VI: Draping and Pattern Making (2 cr.)

Two credits of the following (any combination/repeatable):

THR 0200 Applied Technology Production (1 cr.)
THR 0300 Applied Acting and Directing (1 cr.)

Eight credits from the following:

THR 2010 Oral Interpretation of Literature (4 cr.)
THR 3000 Playwriting (4 cr.)
THR 3100 Voice for the Stage (4 cr.)
THR 3110 Acting II: Character and Scene Study (4 cr.)
THR 4110 Acting III: Periods and Styles (4 cr.) 
THR 4550 Directing (4 cr.)

And four additional THR credits that may include GNR 675 in the J-Term.

Teaching Licensure

Students pursuing teacher licensure in theatre must declare a general theatre major and a secondary education minor, and fulfill all requirements for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). In addition to fulfilling all secondary education minor requirements, the student must also take:

THR 2180 Theatre for Children (4 cr.)
THR 4200 Methods and Materials in Teaching Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4550 Directing (4 cr.)

Students should consult with their advisor on the exact sequence of courses.

The Theatre Minor

Core: 8 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis (4 cr.)

Four credits from the following:

THR 3260 History of Pre-Modern Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre (4 cr.) 
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)

Four credits of the following:

THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Make-Up (4 cr.)

And eight additional THR credits (Crosslisted EXS/THR dance classes may be used to help fulfill the theatre minor requirement of eight additional credits in the theatre department).

Theatre Major in Performance

Core: 20 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Make-Up (4 cr.)
THR 4010 Senior Seminar in Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 cr.)

34 additional credits:

THR 0300 Applied Acting and Directing (two classes) (1 cr. ea.) 
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3100 Voice for the Stage (4 cr.)
THR 3110 Acting II: Character and Scene Study (4 cr.)
THR 4110 Acting III: Periods and Styles (4 cr.)
THR 4550 Directing (4 cr.)
ENG 3110 Shakespeare  (4 cr.)
EXS Applied Dance (choose two 1-credit dance techniques)

Two credits of the following:

THR 2620 Music Theatre Workshop (1 or 2 cr.) 
MUS 0200 Class Voice (1 cr. repeatable)

Four credits of the following:

CDM 2700 Digital Cinema Production (4 cr.)
CDM/ART Approved CDM or ART topic courses

Technical Production and Design Major: Scenic Design Emphasis

Core: 20 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Make-Up (4 cr.)
THR 4010 Senior Seminar in Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 cr.)

28 additional credits

THR 0200 Applied Technical Production (four-one credit sections) (4 cr.)
THR 2930 Play Production III: Stage Lighting (2 cr.)
THR 2940 Play Production IV: Scenic Painting (2 cr.)
THR 3600 History of Scenic Design (4 cr.)
THR 4600 Scenic Design (4 cr.)
ART 1070 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design (4 cr.)
ART 1071 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design (4 cr.)
ART 2000 Drawing I (4 cr.)

Eight credits from the following:

THR 3260 History of Pre-Modern Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)

Technical Production and Design Major: Costume Design Emphasis

Core: 20 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis  (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft  (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Make-Up  (4 cr.)
THR 4010 Senior Seminar in Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 cr.)

28 additional credits

THR 0200 Applied Technical Production (four 1-credit sections) (4 cr.)
THR 2950 Play Production V: Advanced Makeup Techniques (2 cr.)
THR 2960 Play Production VI: Draping and Patternmaking (2 cr.)
THR 3610 History of Clothing: Ancient Egypt to Modern (4 cr.)
THR 4610 Costume Design (4 cr.)
ART 1070 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design (4 cr.)
ART 1071 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design (4 cr.)
ART 2000 Drawing I (4 cr.)

Eight credits from the following:

THR 3260 History of Pre-Modern Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)

Technical Production and Design Major: Stage Management Emphasis

Core: 20 credits

THR 2110 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting (4 cr.)
THR 2900 Play Reading and Analysis  (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft  (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costumes and Makeup (4 cr.)
THR 4010 Senior Seminar in Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 4990 Senior Thesis Completion (0 cr.)

24 additional credits

THR 0200 Applied Technical Production (four 1-credit sections)
THR 3010 Stage Management (4 cr.)
THR 4550 Directing (4 cr.)
BUS 1110 Introduction To Business and Technology (4 cr.)
CDM 1150 Human Communication (4 cr.)

Four credits from the following:

THR 400T Advanced Topic in Theatre
THR 2930 Play Production III: Stage Lighting
THR 2940 Play Production IV: Scenic Painting
THR 2950 Play Production V: Advanced Makeup Techniques
THR 2960 Play Production VI: Draping and Patternmaking

Eight credits from the following:

THR 3260 History of Pre-Modern Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre (4 cr.)
THR 3280 History of Modern Theatre (4 cr.)

The Dance Minor

Dance Techniques (6 credits)

DNC 1041 Applied Dance: Ballet I (1 cr.)
DNC 2041 Applied Dance: Ballet II (1 cr.)
DNC 1043 Applied Dance: Tap I (1 cr.)
DNC 2043 Applied Dance: Tap II (1 cr.)
DNC 1044 Applied Dance: Jazz I (1 cr.)
DNC 2044 Applied Dance: Jazz II (1 cr.)
DNC 3044 Advanced Jazz (1 cr.)
DNC 1046 Applied Dance: Ballroom (1 cr.)
DNC 3041 Advanced Ballet (1 cr.)
DNC 1047 Applied Dance: Modern (1 cr.)
DNC 2047 Applied Dance: Modern II (1 cr.)
DNC 1050 Pilates (1 cr.)

Foundation Credits (10 credits)

DNC 1120 Dance Theory and Practices (2 cr.)
DNC 2060 Dance Theory and Composition I (2 cr.)
DNC 2070 Dance Choreography and Repertory (2 cr.)
DNC 3050 Dance History (4 cr.)

Additional Offerings and Recommended Complementary Courses:

Required, 8 credits

DNC 200T Topics in Dance 
BIO 1040 Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.)
MUS 1150 Exploring Music (4 cr.)
THR 2910 Play Production I: Stagecraft (4 cr.)
THR 2920 Play Production II: Costume and Make-up (4 cr.)
THR 2930 Play Production III: Stage Lighting (2 cr.)
THR 2620 Music Theatre Workshop (0-8 cr. 4 terms)

Total: 24 credits

Honors in the Major

Please see department chair for details. Basic requirements are listed under All-College Programs in the catalog.

Current students, remember: You should follow the official College Catalog from the year you entered Carthage and work with your advisors and the department chair to ensure all requirements are met.

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