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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)

Theatre and Dance Department information 

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Theatre General in Honors (BA)

Theatre Honors Program (BA)

Theatre and Dance Department information 

Requirements


A. Theatre


All requirements of any Theatre program, including the Theatre General Program (BA) with any emphasis, the Theatre Performance Program (BFA) and the Theatre Design and Technology Honors Program (BS).

B. Honors


All requirements of the University Honors Program including:

  • HON 155 - Great Books I (5)
  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I (3)
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective (3)
  • HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods (1-3).
  • HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar (3)
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  • THE 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation (1-3).  (1 cr.)
  • or

  • HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation (1-3).
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  • THE 495 - Honors Thesis I (4). (optional)
  • or

  • HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study)  
  •  

  • THE 496 - Honors Thesis II (4).
  • or

  • HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project) (4).

  • 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.

    Minimum Credits For the Degree: 120 credits



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Theatre Design & Technology Program (BS)

Theatre Design and Technology Program (BS)

Theatre and Dance Department information 

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


A. Design and Technology (34 credits)


Core Courses (13 credits)


  • THE 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design (3)
  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).
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  • One from:

  • THE 314 - Stage Costuming Lab (1).
  • THE 315 - Stagecraft Lab (1).
  •  

  • Two from:

  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 215 - Stagecraft (3).
  • THE 216 - Stage Lighting and Sound (3).

Design History (6 credits)


Two from:

  • THE 241 - Modernism (3).
  • THE 275 - Clothing in Western Culture (3)
  • THE 360 - Research Methods for Theatrical Design (3).

Design Concentration (9 credits)


Three from:

  • THE 252 - Design I: Image and Type (3).
  • THE 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre (3).
  • THE 380 - Scene Design for the Theatre (3).
  • THE 385 - Lighting Design for the Theatre (3).

Design Application (9 credits)


Three from:

  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).
  • THE 322 - Scene Painting (3).
  • THE 324 - Textiles and Costuming (3).
  • THE 326 - Properties Design and Construction (3).
  • THE 327 - Patterning and Draping (3).
  • THE 343 - CAD for Theatre Design (3).
  • THE 345 - Classical Styles Workshop (3).

B. Theatre Practica


Three credits in two areas from:

  • THE 120 - Technical Practicum: Lighting/Sound/Management (1).
  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).

C. Performance (5 credits)


  • THE 221 - Acting: Voice and Movement (2)
  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).

D. Theatre History and Literature (9 credits)


  • THE 150 - Drama as Performance (3)
  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

E. Directing (3 credits)


  • THE 320 - Introduction to Directing: Principles (3).

F. Capstone (3 credits)


  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar (1)
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  • One from:

  • THE 404 - Seminar in Scene Design and Technology (2)
  • THE 408 - Seminar in Lighting Design and Production (2)
  • THE 419 - Seminar in Costume Design and Technology (2)

G. Theatre Electives (4 credits)


Four additionial credits in THE courses.

H. Additional Requirements


  • Participation in all major theatre productions.
  • 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.
     

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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Theatre Design & Technology in Honors (BS)

Theatre Design and Technology Honors Program (BS)

Theatre and Dance Department information 

Requirements


A. Design Emphasis


Core Courses (10 credits)


Two from:

  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 215 - Stagecraft (3).
  • THE 216 - Stage Lighting and Sound (3).
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  • THE 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design (3)
  • or

  • ART 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design (3)
  •  

  • THE 314 - Stage Costuming Lab (1).
  • or

  • THE 315 - Stagecraft Lab (1).

Design and Management Fundamentals (9 credits)


  • THE 241 - Modernism (3).
  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).
  • THE 343 - CAD for Theatre Design (3).

Design Concentration (9 credits)


  • THE 252 - Design I: Image and Type (3).
  • or

  • ART 252 - Design I: Image and Type (3).
  •  

  • THE 275 - Clothing in Western Culture (3)
  • or

  • WGS 275 - Clothing in Western Culture (3)
  •  

  • THE 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre (3).
  • or

  • ART 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre (3).
  •  

  • THE 380 - Scene Design for the Theatre (3).
  • or

  • ART 380 - Scene Design for the Theatre (3).
  •  

  • THE 385 - Lighting Design for the Theatre (3).

Design Application (9 credits)


From:

  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).
  • THE 322 - Scene Painting (3).
  • THE 324 - Textiles and Costuming (3).
  • THE 327 - Patterning and Draping (3).
  • THE 345 - Classical Styles Workshop (3).

B. Theatre Practica (2 credits)


Two from:

  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).

C. Performance (5 credits)


  • THE 221 - Acting: Voice and Movement (2)
  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).

D. Theatre History and Literature (6 credits)


  • THE 150 - Drama as Performance (3)
  •  

  • One from:

  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

E. Directing (3 credits)


  • THE 320 - Introduction to Directing: Principles (3).

F. Senior Seminar (1 credit)


  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar (1)

G. Electives.


Upper-level THE courses with a design emphasis.

H. Honors


All of the requirements of the University Honors Program , including:

  • HON 155 - Great Books I (5)
  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I (3)
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective (3)
  • HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods (1-3).
  • HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar (3)
  • HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation (1-3). (1 credit)
  •  

  • THE 495 - Honors Thesis I (4).
  • or

  • HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study) (4).
  •  

  • THE 496 - Honors Thesis II (4).
  • or

  • HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project) (4).

I. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements. 

Note


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.      


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits 



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Theatre Performance Program (BFA)

Theatre Performance Program (BFA)

Theatre and Dance Department information  

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. Each BFA candidate is reviewed by the Theatre faculty in audition/interviews at the end of each semester.

Requirements


A. Acting Sequence (18 credits)


THE 230 , THE 334  and THE 339  (taken two times) must be taken in sequence during the freshman and sophomore years; the balance of the sequence may be taken in any order.

  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).
  • THE 334 - Musical Theatre Workshop (3).
  • THE 339 - Actor's Studio (3). (taken 2 times)
  • THE 345 - Classical Styles Workshop (3).
  • THE 352 - Scene Study: Shakespeare (3).

B. Voice and Movement Sequence (17 credits)


  • THE 221 - Acting: Voice and Movement (2)
  • THE 331 - Voice and Diction (2).
  • THE 338 - Dialects for the Stage (2).
  • THE 351 - Improvisation for the Theatre (3).
  • THE 333 - Movement for the Theatre (2).
  • Six credits in dance technique or ensemble selected in consultation with Dance advisor.

C. Theatre History (9 credits)


  • THE 150 - Drama as Performance (3)
  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

D. Design/Technical (16 credits)


  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 215 - Stagecraft (3).
  •  

  • One from:

  • THE 314 - Stage Costuming Lab (1).
  • THE 315 - Stagecraft Lab (1).
  •  

  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).
  • THE 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design (3)
  • THE 275 - Clothing in Western Culture (3)

E. Directing (3 credits)


  • THE 320 - Introduction to Directing: Principles (3).

F. Theatre Practica (6 credits)


  • Taken one to two times:

  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).
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  • Taken one to three times:

  • THE 123 - Theatre Practicum: Performance (1).
  • THE 124 - Technical Practicum: Stage Management (1-3).

G. Stage Management (3 credits)


  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).

H. Capstone (3 credits)


  • THE 401 - Seminar in Acting Auditions (1)
  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar (1)
  • THE 428 - Seminar in Performance (1)

I. Additional Requirements


Completion of 126 credit hours, including at least 70 in Theatre.

All College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) General Education requirements  and UM-Flint graduation requirements .

In addition, the BFA candidate must audition for and be available to be cast in all main stage productions mounted each year by the Theatre and Dance Department.


Minimum Credits for the Degree: 126 credits



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Dance Program (BA)

Dance General Program (BA)

Theatre and Dance Department information  

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 (12 credits)


1. Conditioning (3 credits)


One from:

  • DAN 102 - Yoga (3).
  • DAN 201 - Conditioning: Body Therapies (3)

2. Ballet (3 credits)


  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 122 - Ballet III (1)

3. Modern Dance (3 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 118 - Modern Dance III (1).

4. Core Training (1 credit)


  • DAN 103 - Core Training (1).

5. Other Technique (2 credits)


Two from:

  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 150 - Hip Hop (1).

B. Performance (12 credits)


At least 12 credits from:

  • DAN 200 - Dance Ensemble (3).
  • DAN 225 - Classical Repertory (3)
  • DAN 226 - Dance Performance Studies (1).

C. Choreography (3 credits)


  • DAN 351 - Choreography I: Composition (3).

D. Dance Pedagogy (3 credits)


  • DAN 301 - The Art of Teaching Dance (3).

E. Design and Technical Practice (6 credits)


  • One from:

  • THE 217 - Theatre Technology for Non-Majors (2).
  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).
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  • One from:

  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 216 - Stage Lighting and Sound (3).
  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).

F. Humanities (6 credits)


  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
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  • One from:

  • DAN 204 - Dance and World Culture (3)
  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

G. Dance or Theatre Practicum (1 credit)


One from:

  • THE 120 - Technical Practicum: Lighting/Sound/Management (1).
  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).
  • THE 426 - Special Projects in Theatre Management (1-3).

H. Senior Capstone (3 credits)


  • DAN 352 - Choreography II: Form and Motion (3)

I. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements.
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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Dance Minor

Dance Minor

Theatre and Dance Department information  

Requirements


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

Performance and Choreography Track


A. Core Courses (17 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  •  

  • One from:

  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 150 - Hip Hop (1).
  •  

  • DAN 200 - Dance Ensemble (3).
  • DAN 225 - Classical Repertory (3)
  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
  • DAN 351 - Choreography I: Composition (3).

B. Electives (6 credits)


  • Additional DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor.

Dance Studies Track


A. Core Courses (12 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
  • DAN 301 - The Art of Teaching Dance (3).
  • Two additional credits in technique (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) electives, selected with approval of the advisor

B. Electives (11 credits)


  • Additional DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor. 


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Musical Theatre Minor

Musical Theatre Minor

Music Department information  

Theatre and Dance Department information  

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

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.

Requirements


At least 28 credits as follows:

A. Core Courses (12 credits)


  • THE 114 - Musical Mechanics of Theatre and Dance (3).
  • or

  • MUS 114 - Musical Mechanics of Theatre and Dance (3).
  •  

  • THE 240 - Music and the Theatre (3)
  • or

  • MUS 240 - Music and the Theatre (3)
  •  

  • THE 334 - Musical Theatre Workshop (3).
  • or

  • MUS 334 - Musical Theatre Workshop (3).
  • (may be repeated)

  •  

  • THE 337 - Musical Theatre Studio (3).
  • or

  • MUS 337 - Musical Theatre Studio (3).
  • (may be repeated)

B. Music (6 credits)


  • MUS 151 - Applied Music I (2).
  • MUS 152 - Applied Music II (2).
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  • Each taken concurrently with one from:

  • MUS 210 - University Chorale (1)
  • MUS 410 - University Chorale (1)

C. Theatre (6 credits)


  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).
  • THE 339 - Actor's Studio (3).

D. Dance (4 credits)


  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  •  

  • Three from:

  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 131 - Jazz Dance II (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 141 - Tap Dance II (1)

E. Performance (0-3 credits)


  • THE 123 - Theatre Practicum: Performance (1).


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Theatre Minor

Theatre Minor

Theatre and Dance Department information 

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Arts Administration (MA)

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Liberal Studies in American Theatre (MA)

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