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Theatre

50-65 Credits

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Transfer Policies

Transfer students from other two-year and four-year institutions are welcomed into our program. Entrance into the theatre arts program later than the freshman year can prolong the length of time required to complete the degree. We are committed to assisting transfer students in completing our program in a reasonable period of time.

Students transferring from non-baccalaureate institutions to Parkside may generally transfer up to 72 credits earned at non-baccalaureate institutions toward the 120 credits required for degree completion. UW-Parkside may accept additional credits toward the degree where appropriate. A minimum of 15 credits numbered 300 or above must be completed at Parkside.

Theatre Arts Major catalog information

Graduation Requirements  |  Theatre Arts Major

The following requirements are in addition to the university general education requirements. Please use this guide in tandem with the Degree Requirements Transfer Guide

Common Fundamental, Preparation and Core Course Requirements for all Theatre Arts Majors  |  50-65 credits

 

 

Theatre Arts Core Curriculum | 41 credits
Each course can only count toward one requirement area. Pre-requisites apply. Choose two courses:

CLC COURSE PARKSIDE NAME PARKSIDE COURSE

THE 129 or THE 127

Theatre Practicum I

THEA 010

THE 229

Theatrical Makeup

THEA 121

THE 125

Acting I

THEA 125

THE 126

Stagecraft

THEA 132

THE 228

Directing I

THEA 310

THE 223

Text Analysis for the Theatre

THEA 150
-

Basic Acting

THEA 124
-

Acting Practicum

THEA 014
-

Text Analysis for the Theatre

THEA 150
-

Principles of Theatrical Design

THEA 160
-

Intermediate Technical Production

THEA 212
-

Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager

THEA 213
-

Sophomore Seminar

THEA 295
-

Theatre History and Literature to 1660

THEA 355
-

Theatre History and Literature 1600-1915

THEA 356
-

Theatre History and Literature 1915-Today

THEA 357
-

Lighting and Sound Design I

THEA 363
-

Scene Design I

THEA 373
-

Costume Design I

THEA 383
-

Senior Seminar

THEA 495 

 

CHOOSE ONE COMPLETION OPTION  |  9-24 CREDITS

 

GENERALIST DEGREE OPTION | 9 Credits
Requirements include the completion of the 41 credit core curriculum and 9 credits of elective courses chosen from theatre arts courses numbered 300 or above.

CONCENTRATION OPTION | 21-24 Credits
Students have the option of choosing a concentration that includes a more comprehensive study in a chosen field within the theatre arts. The purpose of these varied concentrations is to further prepare students for graduate school studies or entry-level work in the professional theatre after graduation. Our concentration option is similar to B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degrees at similar liberal arts institutions. Students must interview
or audition into the following concentrations, and usually do so at the end of their first or second year in the program. Requirements include the completion of the 41 credit core curriculum and the required courses for the concentration chosen.


Acting Concentration  |  21 credits

 

Required Courses | 12 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
THE 225

Acting II

THEA 225

THE 145

Voice for the Actor I

THEA 228

-

Advanced Acting Practicum

THEA 314

-

Acting III

THEA 325

-

Acting IV

THEA 425

 

Elective Courses | 9 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
-

Movement for the Actor

THEA 230

-

Stage Combat I

THEA 250

-

Stage Combat II

THEA 251
-

Styles in Acting*

THEA 315

-

Voice for the Actor II

THEA 328

-

Acting for Musical Theatre

THEA 426
-

Applied Voice

MUSA 181

* May be repeated for credit with new topic

 

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION  |  24 CREDITS

 

Required Courses | 15 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course

ART 222 or DMD 111

Introduction to Digital Art

ART 104

ART 124

Introduction to Drawing

ART 122

ART 240

Survey of World Art

ART 125

ART 127

Intermediate Drawing

ART 322 
-

Life Drawing

ART 331 
-

Main Stage Designer/Lead Technician

THEA 412


Elective Courses | 9 credits
Choose three courses:

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
-

Makeup II

THEA 322 
-

Lighting and Sound Design I

THEA 363
-

Scenic Design I

THEA 373
-

Scenic Painting

THEA 380
-

Costume Design I

THEA 383
-

Special Topics in Theatre Arts

THEA 390
-

Lighting and Sound Design II

THEA 463
-

Scenic Design II

THEA 473
-

Costume Design II

THEA 483

*Cannot count costume, lighting and sound, or scene design from core courses.

 

DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (21 CREDITS)
 

Required Courses | 9 credits

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course
-

Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager

THEA 213

-

Stage Management

THEA 313

-

Directing II

THEA 410

 

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses | 6 credits
Choose two courses:

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course

ART 240

Survey of World Art

ART 125

CMM 121 or SPE 121

Public Speaking

SPCH 105

CMM 111

Communication and the Human Condition

COMM 107

HUM 122

Intro to Humanities: World Cultures 1500-Present

LBST/HUMA 102

-

Introduction to Conflict Analysis and Resolution

COMM 285

-

Diversity in the United States

LBST 103

THE 123

Multicultural Theatre in America

THEA 208
-

LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen

THEA/WGSS 215

 

Theatre Elective Courses | 6 credits
Choose two courses:
 

CLC Course Parkside Name Parkside Course

THE 225

Acting II

THEA 225

ENG 227

Shakespeare

THEA/ENGL 320

-

Styles of Acting

THEA 315 

-

Acting III

THEA 325
-

Playwriting I

THEA 345
-

Lighting and Sound Design I

THEA 363

-

Scenic Design I

THEA 373
-

Costume Design I

THEA 383
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