Bachelor of Arts: Directing/Management

Bachelor of Arts: Directing/Management


This program provides comprehensive training and practical experience in:

  • directing
  • stage management
  • theatre management

The first three semesters, you will receive fundamental training (a core in common with our performance program) in acting, movement, and voice.

Specialized classes follow in stage management, theatre management, and beginning and advanced directing.

The culmination of the emphasis is four mentored projects in your area of specialty or a combination of projects in several areas. Read the learning outcomes for the degree in Directing/Management.

 

Careers

  • directing
  • dramaturgy
  • stage management
  • theatre management

Application to this program

A student considering the B.A. with a Directing and Management Emphasis (DM) must complete the program application information. This application applies to both incoming freshman and transfer students and is used to evaluate a student’s suitability for the DM program.

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Course Listings

BA Directing and Management Emphasis

Year 1

Semester 1 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 13-19
THEA 112G Intro to Theatre 3 cr
THEA 114 Basic Acting I 3 cr
LIBR 110 Introduction to Library Research 1 cr
ACE Courses (6-12) cr
Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-18
THEA 115 Basic Acting II 3 cr
THEA 120 Principles of Design for Theatre & Film 3 cr
THEA 201 Tech Theatre Practice 3 cr
THEA 204 Stage Makeup 3 cr
ACE Courses (3-6) 3-6 cr

Year 2

Semester 3 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 15-18
THEA 223 Intermediate Acting I 3 cr
THEA 253 Voice Production for Stage 3 cr
THEA 255 Stage Movement I 3 cr
THEA 300 Stage Management I 3 cr
ACE Courses (3-6) 3-6 cr
Semester 4 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 13-15
THEA 234 Scripts in Performance 3 cr
THEA 301 Theatre Management 3 cr
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management, Stage Management 1-3 cr
THEA THEA 410/412/418/450 (Design I) 3 cr
ACE Courses (3-6) 3-6 cr

Year 3

Semester 5 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 13-19
THEA 202 Play Direction I 3 cr
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management, Stage Management 1-3 cr
THEA 335 History of Theatre I 3 cr
ACE Courses (6-12) cr
Semester 6 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 13-15
THEA 303 Play Direction II 3 cr
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management, Stage Management 1-3 cr
THEA 336 History of Theatre II 3 cr
THEA THEA 410/412/418/450 (Design I) 3 cr
ACE Courses (3-6) 3-6 cr

Year 4

Semester 7 (Fall)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 10-18
THEA THEA 410/412/418/450 (Design I) 3 cr
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management, Stage Management 1-3 cr
THEA 472 Theatre Perspectives 3 cr
ACE Courses (3-9) 3-9 cr
Semester 8 (Spring)
Course Credit Hours
Total Credits 10-18
THEA THEA 410/412/418/450 (Design I) 3 cr
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management, Stage Management 1-3 cr
ACE Courses (6-12) cr