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Our programs balances the theoretical with the practical, and our students confront the realities of performance while in production. They learn the fundamentals of acting, build a foundation of directing principles, develop their own creative design lens, and study effective management and communication; they learn to master dance technique and theory.  Our students build the foundation of theatre and dance and then put their education to work. Click on the links below to find out more about the individual programs, then come see an advisor within the department. 

Theatre General Program (BA)

Theatre General Program (BA)

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements. At least 33 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
  2. Grades of C (2.0) or higher in all theatre courses.
  3. Capstone requirements (3 credit).  THE 401  (1 cr.), THE 425  (1cr.), and THE 428  (1 cr.).
  4. Participation in at least one major production a year.
  5. Completion of one of the following emphases (39 credits).

 General Theatre Emphasis

  1. Theatre History & Literature (12 credits).
    1. THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301  (9 credits).
    2. One from: THE 241 , AFA 242 /THE 242 , THE 302 /ENG 388 , THE 303 /HIS 323 , THE 350 /WGS 350 , ENG 434 /THE 434 .
  2. Performance (8 credits). THE 221 , THE 230 , THE 339 .
  3. Design and Technology (12 credits).
    1. Design. (3 credits) ART 271 /THE 271 .
    2. Technology (9 credits)
      1. Six credits from: THE 214 , THE 215 , THE 216 .
      2. Three credits from: THE 314  (1), THE 315  (1), THE 251  (3), THE 370  (3), THE 380  (3), THE 385  (3).
  4. Directing (3 credits). THE 320 .
  5. Theatre Practica (3 credits in at least 2 areas). THE 121 , THE 122 , THE 123 .
  6. Senior Seminar (1 credit). THE 425 .

Literature/History Emphasis

  1. Theatre History & Literature (21 credits).
    1. THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301 .
    2. Four from: THE 241 , AFA 242 /THE 242 , THE 302 /ENG 388 , THE 303 /HIS 323 , WGS 350 /THE 350 , ENG 434 /THE 434 .
  2. Performance (5 credits). THE 221 , THE 230 .
  3. Design and Technology (7 credits).
    1. Design. ART 271 /THE 271 .
    2. Technology. THE 214  and THE 314 , or THE 215  and THE 315 .
  4. Directing (3 credits). THE 320 .
  5. Theatre Practica (3 credits in 2 areas). From: THE 121 , THE 122 .

Performance Emphasis

  1. Theatre History & Literature (9 credits). THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301 .
  2. Performance (19 credits).
    1. THE 221 , THE 230 , THE 339  (8 credits).
    2. Two from: THE 339 , THE 345 , THE 352 , THE 334 /MUS 334  (6 credits).
    3. Five credits from: THE 123 , THE 331 , THE 338 , DAN 333 /THE 333 .
  3. Design and Technology (7 credits).
    1. Design. ART 271 /THE 271  .
    2. Technology. THE 214  and THE 314 , or THE 215  and THE 315 .
  4. Directing (3 credits). THE 320 .
  5. Theatre Practica (1 credit). THE 121  or THE 122 .

Dance Emphasis

  1. Theatre History & Literature (12 credits). THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301 ; DAN 100  or DAN 300 .
  2. Performance (14 credits).
    1. THE 221 , THE 230  (6 credits).
    2. Four from: DAN 116 , DAN 117 , DAN 118 , DAN 120 , DAN 121 , DAN 130 , DAN 131 , DAN 140 , DAN 141 .
    3. Four credits in dance at the 200 level or higher.
  3. Design and Technology (7 credits).
    1. Design. ART 271 /THE 271 .
    2. Technology. THE 214  and THE 314 , or THE 215  and THE 315 .
  4. Directing/Choreography (3 credits). THE 320  or ART 351  /DAN 351 .
  5. Theatre Practica (2 credits). THE 121 , THE 122 , THE 123 .

 

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Theatre General in Honors (BA)

Theatre Honors Program (BA)

Requirements.

  1. All requirements of any Theatre program, including the Theatre General Program (BA)  with any emphasis, the Theatre Performance Program (BFA) , Theatre Design and Technology Honors Program (BS)  and Speech Teacher's Certificate Program (BA) 
  2. All requirements of the University Honors Program  including:
    1.HON 155 , HON 156 , HON 251 , HON 252 , HON 393 , HON 498 .
    2.THE 494  or HON 495  (1 cr.);  THE 495 , or HON 495  (optional)THE 496  or HON 496 .

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above, as well as the particular procedures for acceptance into the Theatre Department’s Honors Program. See the Departmental Honors Advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

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Theatre Design & Technology Program (BS)

Theatre Design and Technology Program (BS)

The BS in theatre design and technology prepares students who are serious, dedicated and gifted for post-graduate opportunities in those fields. The program is designed to offer courses and laboratory experiences for students who wish to excel in this area. The purpose of this concentration is to enable those students who wish to pursue further study or a career in the field.

Requirements.

  1. Design and technology (37 credits).
    1. Core courses (10 credits).
      THE 271  / ART 271  ; THE 314  or THE 315  ; two from: THE 214 , THE 215 , THE 216 .
    2. Design and management fundamentals (9 credits) .
      THE 241 THE 255 THE 343 
    3. Design concentration  (9 credits). 
      From: THE 252 / ART 252 ; THE 275  / WGS 275 ; THE 370  / ART 370 , THE 380 , THE 385 .
    4. Design application (9 credits).
      From: THE 251 , THE 322 , THE 324 , THE 327 , THE 345 .
  2. Theatre practica (3 credits from two areas)
     THE 120 THE 121 THE 122 .
  3. Performance (5 credits).
    THE 221 , THE 230 .
  4. Theatre history and literature (9 credits).
    THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301 .
  5. Directing (3 credits).
    THE 320 .
  6. Capstone (3 credits).
    THE 425  (1cr.); one from:  THE 404  (2cr.), THE 408  (2cr.), THE 419  (2cr.).
  7. Theatre electives (4 credits).
  8. Participation in all major theatre productions.
  9. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science  degree, including General Education requirements , at least 33 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, and electives to bring the credit total to 124 or higher.

 

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Theatre Design & Technology in Honors (BS)

Theatre Design and Technology Honors Program (BS)

Requirements.

  1. Design emphasis.
    1.  Core courses (10 credits).
        
    Two from:  THE 214 , THE 215 , THE 216 THE 271 /ART 271 THE 314  or THE 315 .
    2.  Design and management fundamentals (9 credits).
         THE 241 THE 255 THE 343 .
    3.  Design concentration (9 credits).
         
    THE 252 /ART 252 THE 275 /WGS 275 THE 370 /ART 370 , THE 380 /ART 380 THE 385 .
    4.  Design application (9 credits).
         From:  THE 251 THE 322 THE 324 THE 327 THE 345 .
  2. Theatre practica (2 credits).  Two from:  THE 121 THE 122 .
  3. Performance (5 credits).  THE 221 THE 230 .
  4. Theatre history and literature (6 credits).  THE 150 THE 300  or  THE 301 .
  5. Directing (3 credits).  THE 320 .
  6. Senior seminar (1 credit).  THE 425 .
  7. Electives.  Upper-level THE courses with a design emphasis.
  8. All of the requirements of the University Honors Program including:
    1.  HON 155 , HON 156 , HON 251 , HON 252 , HON 393 , HON 498 .
    2.  HON 494  (1 credit).
    3.  THE 495  or HON 495 THE 496  or HON 496 .
  9. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree , including General Education requirements 

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above, as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Theatre Department’s Honors Program.  See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.       

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Theatre Performance Program (BFA)

Theatre Performance Program (BFA)

The BFA in performance prepares students who are serious, dedicated and gifted for a career in the performing arts. The program is designed to foster the skills and knowledge commensurate with the demands of a life in the theatre. The purpose of the concentration is to develop individual performers equipped to enter the professional arena and to prepare students for further study on the graduate or conservatory level. Admission to the BFA program is by audition after students have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours.

Requirements.

  1. The same requirements as for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and BA distribution requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement.
  2. Completion of 126 credit hours, including at least 70 in Theatre.
  3. Acting sequence (18 credits).
    THE 230 THE 339  (taken 3 times);  THE 345  , THE 352 THE 230  and THE 339  must be taken in sequence during the freshman and sophomore years; the balance of the sequence may be taken in any order.
  4. Voice and movement sequence (17 credits).
        THE 221 , THE 331 THE 338 , THE 351 THE 333 /DAN 333 ; six credits in dance technique or ensemble selected in consultation with Dance advisor.
  5. Theatre history (9 credits).
        THE 150 THE 300 , THE 301 .
  6. Design/Technical (16 credits).
        THE 214 , THE 215 THE 314  or THE 315 ; ART 251 /THE 251 , ART 271 /THE 271 ;THE 275 /WGS 275 .
  7. Directing (3 credits).
        THE 320 .
  8. Theatre practica (6 credits).
        THE 121  (taken 1-2 times),  THE 122  (taken 1-2 times); THE 123  (taken 1-3 times).
  9. Electives (3 credits).
    Additional credits in music, theatre or dance theory or performance chosen in consultation with the BFA advisor.
  10. Capstone (3 credits).
     THE 401  (1cr.), THE 425 , (1 cr.), THE 428  (1 cr.).

In addition, the BFA candidate must audition for and be available to be cast in all four mainstage productions mounted each year by the Theatre and Dance Department. Each BFA candidate is reviewed by the Theatre faculty in audition/interviews at the end of each semester. The BFA candidate is also responsible for completing a reading list (available from the Theatre faculty) by the last semester of the senior year.

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Dance Program (BA)

Dance General Program (BA)


The concentration in Dance provides a concentrated course of study in dance technique, history, composition, design, kinesiology and performance, supplemented by elective options to augment each student’s area of specialty.

Requirements.
A. Cross training and technique (10 credits).
     1. Conditioning (3 cr.). DAN 201 .
     2. Ballet (3 cr.). DAN 120 , DAN 121 , DAN 122 .
     3. Modern dance (3 cr.). DAN 116 , DAN 117 , DAN 118 .
     4. Pilates or yoga (1 cr.). DAN 101 .
B. Performance (6 credits)DAN 200 , DAN 225 .
C. Choreography (3 credits). DAN 351 .
D. Dance pedagogy (3 credits). DAN 301 .
E. Design and technical practice (6 credits)THE 217  or THE 255 THE 214  or THE 216  or THE 251  .
F. Humanities (9 credits). DAN 204, DAN 300 , THE 300  or THE 301 .
G. Electives (6 credits). Additional upper-level DAN and THE performance courses.
H. Senior capstone (3 credits). DAN 352  or DAN 399 .
I. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree , including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements.
 

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Dance Minor

Dance Minor

Requirements. Completion of one of the following tracks (23 credits).

Track 1, Performance and Choreography.

  1. Core courses (17 credits).
    1.  DAN 120 DAN 121 DAN 122  (4 credits).
    2.  DAN 116 , DAN 117  (4 credits).
    3.  DAN 300  (3 credits).
    4.  DAN 351 DAN 352  (6 credits). 
  2. Electives (6 credits).  DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor.

Track 2, Dance Studies.

  1. Core Courses (12 credits).
    1.  DAN 120 DAN 121  (2 credits).
    2.  DAN 116 , DAN 117  (2 credits).
    3.  DAN 300  (3 credits).
    4.  DAN 301  (3 credits).
    5.  Additional technique (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) electives (2 credits).  Selected with approval of the advisor. 
  2. Electives (11 credits).  DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor. 

 

 

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Musical Theatre Minor

Musical Theatre Minor

Interested students must identify themselves to departmental advisors in both Theatre/Dance and Music.

Requirements. At least 28 credits as follows:

  1. Music Theatre Core (12 credits)
    THE 114 /MUS 114 , THE 240 /MUS 240 , THE 334 /MUS 334  (may be repeated). THE 337 /MUS 337  (may be repeated).
  2. Music (6 credits).
    MUS 151 MUS 210 /MUS 410  (taken concurrently)MUS 152 ,  MUS 210 /MUS 410  (taken concurrently).
  3. Theatre (6 credits).
    THE 230 , THE 339 .
  4. Dance (4 credits).
    DAN 120 ; three credits from: DAN 116 , DAN 117 , DAN 121 , DAN 130 , DAN 131 ,DAN 140 , DAN 141 .
  5. Performance (0-3 credits).
    THE 123 .

Students enrolled in the Musical Theatre minor are expected to participate in appropriate performance activities of the Music, Theatre and Dance Programs. Credit is available.

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Theatre Minor

Theatre Minor

Requirements. Twenty-one credits distributed as follows:

  1. One from: THE 214 , THE 215 , THE 216  (3 credits).
  2. THE 150 , THE 221 , THE 230 , THE 271 , THE 320  (14 credits).
  3. One from: THE 120 , THE 121 , THE 122 , THE 123  (1 credit).
  4. Three additional credits from the BA curriculum.

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Arts Administration (MA)

Arts Administration (Master of Arts)

Requirements.

A.  Core Courses (27 credits).
       
      ADM 501 - Museum, Gallery & Performance Administration.  
      ADM 504 - Aesthetics and Criticism in the Arts.  
      ADM 506 - Arts Grant Writing.   
      ADM 509 - Arts Marketing.  
      ADM 510 - Fundraising and Planned Giving.  
      ADM 595 - Internship. 
      ADM 599 - Seminar in Executive Arts Administration. 
      AMC 500 - Research Foundations.  
      PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations.    

B.  Concentration (3 credits). One of the following:

      Museum and Visual Arts
      
ADM 579 - Advanced Museum and Gallery Management.  
      Performance (Music, Theatre and/or Dance)
      ADM 580 - Advanced Production Management.                                          

C.  Electives (6 credits). From:

      ADM 507 - Art, Ethics and Community Service.   
      ADM 590 - Independent Study in Administration.  
      PUB 502 - Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
      PUB 504 - Ethical Issues in Public Administration.  
      PUB 508 - Evaluation of Services and Programs.  
      PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes.  
      PUB 520 - Resource Development and Administration.  
      PUB 524 - Employment, Law and Public Policy.  
      PUB 525 - Legal and Regulatory Issues in Nonprofit Administration.  
      PUB 526 - Staffing Public Sector Organizations.  
      PUB 572 - Work, Occupations and Professions.          

Transfer of Credit

Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer. Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.

 

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Liberal Studies in American Theatre (MA)

Liberal Studies (Master of Arts)

Requirements. 30 to 36 credits, as follows:

  1. Core courses (Thesis Option: 9 credits; Creative Project Option: 12 credits).
    AMC 501 - The Mind of America. 
    AMC 502 - Topics on American Institutions. 
    AMC 503 - The American Character. 
    AMC 504 - The United States in Comparative Perspective. 
  2. Research Courses (6 credits).
    1.  Thesis Option 
          AMC 500 - Research Foundations.  (required)
          AMC 591 - Thesis.  (required)
     2.  Research/Creative Project Option  
         
    AMC 500 - Research Foundations.  
          AMC 592 - Research/Creative Project.  
  3. Additional approved electives to complete a total of 30 credits for thesis option, 36 credits for non-thesis option.  Specific guidelines for each concentration follow.

    American Culture Concentration - Students select any of approved MLS electives listed below.
    AFA 534 /HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States. 
    AFA 599 - Teaching Africana Studies. 
    AMC 501 - The Mind of America. 
    AMC 502 - Topics on American Institutions. 
    AMC 503 - The American Character. 
    AMC 504 - The United States in Comparative Perspective.  
    AMC 598 - Selected Topics. 
    ANT 511 - Historical Archaeology. 
    ANT 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology. 
    ANT 555 - Anthropological Interpretation of American Socio-Cultural Systems.  
    ANT 570 - American Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.  
    ARH 509 - History of American Art. 
    BIO 526 - Wildlife Policy and Law. 
    COM 550 - Media, Propaganda and Social Change. 
    ECN 521 - American Economic History. 
    ECN 524 - Labor Economics. 
    EDE 501 - Sociology of Education. 
    EDE 503 - History of American Urban Schooling. 
    EDR 530 - Children’s Literature. 
    EDR 532 - Multicultural Children’s Literature.  
    EDR 535 /THE 549 - Folklore and Storytelling.   
    EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature. 
    EDT 532 - Online Communities for Social Change. 
    ENG 509 - American English. 
    ENG 531 - The American Novel I.  
    ENG 532 - The American Novel II. 
    ENG 533 - American Poetry.  
    ENG 534 /THE 534 - American Drama. 
    ENG 535 - American Film: Silent and Studio Eras. 
    ENG 536 - American Film: After the Studio Era. 
    ENG 539 - Themes in Multicultural American Literatures. 
    EDR 530 - Children’s Literature. 
    ENG 574 /EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature. 
    HIS 509 - Colonial America. 
    HIS 510 - Era of the American Revolution. 
    HIS 511 - Conflict, Reform and Expansion: America before the Civil War. 
    HIS 512 - The Atlantic World in Transition: 1400-1850. 
    HIS 519 - History of Sport in the United States. 
    HIS 521 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present. 
    HIS 528 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power since 1914. 
    HIS 530 - American Indian History.  
    HIS 531 - American Urban History.  
    HIS 534 /AFA 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States.  
    HIS 535 - Black America since the Civil War. 
    HIS 569 - History of Women in America I. 
    HIS 579 - Pacific World in Transition since 19th Century. 
    MGT 552 - Business and Society. 
    MUS 522 - Jazz in American Culture. 
    MUS 555 - American Music.  
    PHL 543 - American Philosophy.  
    POL 501 - American Political Thought. 
    POL 523 - The U.S. Congress. 
    POL 526 - The U.S. Supreme Court. 
    POL 527 - The American Presidency. 
    POL 531 - Women and Work. 
    POL 537 - U.S. Foreign Policy.  
    POL 541 - The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective.  
    POL 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology. 
    PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    SOC 545 - Ethnicity in American Society. 
    SOC 558 - Religion in American Society.  
    SOC 566 /PUB 572 - Work, Occupations and Professions.  
    SOC 569 /EDE 501 - Sociology of Education. 
    SOC 571 - Social Movements in America. 
    SOC 574 /WGS 574 - Gender and Society. 
    THE 505 - American’s Contribution to Theatre. 
    THE 521 - Devising Theatre. 
    THE 522 - Performance Lab.  
    THE 523 - Drama and Social Theory.  

    American Theatre Concentration - students select additional theatre courses, from the following sections:
    Required Core (9 credits)
    THE 521 - Devising Theatre. 
    THE 522 - Performance Lab.  
    THE 523 - Drama and Social Theory. 
    THE 585 - Advanced Directing Methods. 

    Electives I (3 credits for the Thesis Option, 6 credits for the Creative Project Option)
    AMC 598 - Selected Topics. 
    ENG 531 - The American Novel I. 
    ENG 532 - The American Novel II. 
    THE 505 - American’s Contribution to Theatre.  
    THE 534 /ENG 534 - American Drama.  

    Electives II (3 credits from the following) 
    AFA 534 /HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States. 
    ANT 570 - American Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.  
    ENG 535 - American Film: Silent and Studio Eras. 
    ENG 536 - American Film: After the Studio Era. 
    HIS 531 - American Urban History. 
    POL 501 - American Political Thought. 
    POL 541 - The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective. 
    PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    SOC 545 - Ethnicity in American Society. 
    SOC 571 - Social Movements in America. 
    SOC 574 /WGS 574 - Gender and Society.  
    THE 549 /EDR 535 - Folklore and Storytelling.  

    Transfer of Credit
    Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer.  Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.  Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

     

 




 

 

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