Total number of hours for the program: 120.
Stage & Screen major requires 57 hours as follows(Foundation Core, Skills Core, Production, MFL, Elective) and a 2.5 GPA and must audition or have a review of portfolio for acceptance to the program.
Foundations Core: (21 hours)
Production Credits (3 hours):
Must take both production classes below and repeat one of your choice.
3 hours + 6 hours of Modern Foreign Language (any level)
NOTE: Strongly recommend Internship, Dance, or Directing.
Theatre Concentration: Design/Tech (21 hours)
12 hours must be at junior-senior level.
Stage & Screen Concentration General
Requires 21 hours from the following (12 hours at the junior-senior level):
Note: Intended for students interested in a variety of fields including: stage management, directing, producing, screenwriting, etc.
- THEA 270 - Theatre Arts Workshops I Credits: (1, R4)
- THEA 370 - Theatre Arts Workshops II Credits: 2, R6
- FTP 386 - Production Practicum II Credits: 1, R5
- THEA 483 - Internship in Theatre Arts Credits: 3, R9
- DA 253 - Social/Ballroom Dance Credits: 1
- DA 258 - Dance Techniques Credits: 2, R6
- DA 259 - Dance Appreciation Credits: 3
- FTP 335 - Intermediate Cinematography Credits: 3
- FTP 357 - Non-Linear Editing Credits: 3
- FTP 361 - Intermediate Directing Credits: 3
- FTP 365 - Producing Credits: 3
- FTP 406 - Screenwriting II Credits: 3
- FTP 460 - Directing the Documentary Credits: 3
- FTP 483 - Internship in Motion Picture/TV Credits: 3, R6
- FTP 493 - Special Topics in Motion Picture Production Credits: 3, R9
- THEA 220 - Stage Movement Credits: (3)
- THEA 240 - Voice and Articulation Credits: (3)
- THEA 271 - Theatre in Education Workshop I Credits: (3)
- THEA 310 - World Theatre Credits: 3
- THEA 330 - Makeup II Credits: 1
- THEA 333 - Scenic Technology Credits: 3
- THEA 335 - Lighting Technology Credits: 3
- THEA 337 - Costume Technology Credits: 3
- THEA 340 - Acting II Credits: 3
- THEA 345 - Acting for the Camera I Credits: 3
- THEA 350 - Directing I Credits: 3
- THEA 389 - Cooperative Education in Theatre Arts Credits: 1-3, R6
- THEA 432 - Design I Credits: 3
- THEA 486 - Theatre Production Credits: 3, R12
- THEA 493 - Selected Topics in Theatre Studies Credits: 1-3, R9
Theatre Handbook: All Students are required to read and adhere to the School’s Theatre Handbook.
Motion Pictures Handbook: All students are required to read and adhere to the School’s Motion Pictures Handbook.
Probation and Dismissal:
- If your overall GPA is below 2.5, you will be placed on probation. Such students will receive notification of probation in writing, a copy of which will be place in your advising folder. During this one semester probationary period you must raise your overall G.P.A. to a minimum 2.5 or you will be dismissed from the program. If, after the probationary period, your overall G.P.A. is still below the required minimum of 2.5, you may appeal in writing for one additional semester in order to raise your G.P.A. Faculty will consider these requests, using the following criteria:
- Likelihood of achieving a 2.5 in one semester.
- Student’s demonstrated effort in current classes.
- Student’s overall performance in the program.
- Probation may be imposed for other infractions not deemed of the level for dismissal (see Student Code of Conduct).
- Students offered probation must sign a probation agreement which will go in their record.
- Probation is offered for one semester. If at the end of that period the issue is resolved, student will return to good standing. If the issue is not improved or resolved, student will face dismissal from the program. Student may request in writing an additional semester to resolve the issue. Faculty will determine if that request is granted, based on the criteria listed above.
- Students should understand that artistic merit is an important attribute of any professional. Therefore, a student’s artistic promise may be taken into consideration in any decision regarding probation and dismissal.
- A history of academic probation (two semesters or more) is grounds for dismissal. Such students may request an opportunity to prove their academic commitment to the program.
- Infractions of the Student Code of Conduct, in addition to any penalties imposed by the University, could lead to dismissal from the Theatre program.
- Any other disciplinary actions during the academic year may be grounds for dismissal.
- Students will be informed in writing of dismissal within one week of their interview. Reasons must be stated in this document. Faculty will then advise the student and help facilitate enrollment in another major.
- Students may submit a written statement to Program Director and Department Head stating reasons why they should remain in the program. Once an appeal has been submitted:
- Faculty must meet to consider the appeal
- If appeal is accepted, student may still be put on probation.
- If the appeal is denied, student may appeal to the Department Head.
- Department Head may ask the faculty to reconsider the appeal. Faculty shall then meet with Department Head to discuss the appeal. Faculty will then vote on appeal, and faculty’s decision shall be final and binding.