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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Bachelor of Arts 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 112G Introduction to Theatre 3 cr
THEA 114 Basic Acting Techniques I 3 cr
THEA 204 Stage Makeup 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 101 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 115 Basic Acting Techniques II 3 cr
THEA 120 Principles of Design for Theatre and Film 3 cr
THEA 201 Technical Theatre Practice 3 cr
Language Prerequisite - 102 Level (Elective) 5 cr
Total Credits 14

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 223 Intermediate Acting I 3 cr
THEA 253 Voice Production for the Stage 3 cr
THEA 255 Stage Movement I 3 cr
THEA 300 Stage Management 3 cr
Language Requirement - 201 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 202 Play Direction I 3 cr
THEA 234 Scripts in Production 3 cr
THEA 301 Theatre Management 3 cr
ACE 1 3 cr
Language Requirement - 202 Level 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 335 History of Theatre I 3 cr
THEA 491/891 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management and/or Stage Management 1 cr
THEA Design Elective 3 cr
ACE 3 3 cr
ACE 6 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 303 Play Direction II 3 cr
THEA 491/891 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management and/or Stage Management 1 cr
THEA 336 History of Theatre II 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
THEA 472 Theatre Perspectives 3 cr
THEA 491/891 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management and/or Stage Management 1 cr
THEA Design Elective 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
THEA 491/891 Advanced Projects in Directing, Theatre Management and/or Stage Management 1 cr
ACE 8 3 cr
ACE 9 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 3 cr
Elective/Minor/Pre-Professional 1 cr
Total Credits 14

Notes

At least 30 hours of courses numbered 300 or above are required. It may be necessary to select upper-level elective courses to satisfy this requirement.

PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.