Program

The important event is the development of performance and technical skills within the theatre arts. Classes in acting, movement, voice, script analysis, theatre history, stagecraft, lighting, and design provide the basis for this event. In addition, a knowledge of an appreciation for the theatre arts enrich the understanding of today's society and culture.

The theatre productions are viewed as the logical extension of the classroom and in-class laboratory experiences and are treated as co-curricular activites in which reinforcement and absorbtion of theory are of prime importance.

The course of Study for the Theatre major is:

Take all four of the following:
THE102 Introduction to Acting
THE 111 Technical Production
THE 351 Theatre History
THE 404 Directing for the Theatre
Take one of the following:
THE251 Oral Interpretation
THE151 Voice and Diction
Take one of the following:
THE 202 Advanced Acting
THE 321 Basic Performance Design

Take both of the following:
PE 270  Dance I
PE 272  Dance II
(Fulfills two credits of the Westminster PE requirement)
Two Semesters of:
THE 114 (1SH) Technical Practicum
Capstone
THE 601 (2 SH) Capstone I
THE 602 (2 SH) Capstone II
Electives
8-16 hours of Theatre Electives

No more than eight credits from the THE 211-214 sequence may be counted toward the Theatre major

The course of Study for the Theatre minor is:

Take All of the Following
THE102 Introduction to Acting
THE 111 Technical Production
THE 321 Basic Performance Design
THE 351 Theatre History
THE 114 (1SH) Technical Practicum X 2
Theatre Minors are encouraged to take PE 270 and 272 (Dance I & II) to fulfill two credits of the Westminster Physical Education requirement
Elective
8-12 hours of Theatre electives
No more than eight credits from the THE 211-214 sequence may be counted toward the Theatre minor