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Theatre Studies - B.F.A. Program Requirements

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

I.
DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   

US    10097    Destination Kent State: First Year Experience    1   
II.
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)  Courses count in major GPA    
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
KFA
DG    THEA    11000    The Art of the Theatre    3   
21111    Script Analysis    3   
31112    History of Theatre and Drama I    3   
31113    History of Theatre and Drama II    3   
31114    History of Theatre and Drama III    3   
III.    ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (27 credits)     
Type    Title   
Credits   
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)    3   
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)    6-7   
Kent Core Composition    6-8   
Kent Core Humanities
3   
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning    3-5   
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)    6   
IV.
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (86 credits)    
Design and Technology (86)   
Musical Theatre (86)   
MINIMUM TOTAL     129   

Design and Technology Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (77 credits)  Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
THEA    11303    The Art of Acting    3   
11522    Introductory Lighting    3   
11524    Introductory Costuming    3   
11622    Introductory Scenery    3   
21501    Sophomore Portfolio Review    1   
21521    Theatrical Drafting    3   
31501    Junior Portfolio Review    1   
41306    Professional Aspects: Design and Technology    3   
41501    Senior Portfolio Review    1   
41525    Props and Crafts    3   
WIC       41620    History of Period Styles for Theatre Designers    3   
41621    Presentation Media    3   

21016

21621
Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)
or
Scene Painting (3)
3

31401

41736
Directing (3)
or
Production and Stage Management (3)
3   

31525

31560
Costume Technology (3)
or
Scenic Technology (3)
3

Choose from the following: (6 credit hours must be upper-division and 6 credit hours must be in the Design Technology area)    12    
THEA    22092    Practicum I in Design and Technology (3)     
22192    Practicum I in Performance (3)     
22292    Practicum I in Theatre Management (3)     
42092    Practicum II in Design and Technology (3)     
42192    Practicum II in Performance (3)     
42292    Practicum I in Theatre Management (3)     
Choose from the following:    9    
THEA    31522    Lighting Design (3)     
31524    Costume Design (3)     
31622    Scene Design (3)     
41523    Sound and Design Technology I (3)     
Choose from the following: Theatre History Electives    3    
WIC
DAN    47163    Dance History II (3)*     
WIC     THEA    41026    Playwriting (3)*     
DD       41113    Theatre in Multicultural America (3)     
DD       41114    Gay and Lesbian Theatre (3)     
41133    Theatre and Drama in America I (3)     
41134    Theatre and Drama in America II (3)     
WIC      41140    American Musical Theatre History (3)     
41191    Seminar: Theatre History/Literature/Theory (3)     
Choose from the following: Theatre/art/design electives    14-15    
ARTF    14000    Drawing I (3)     
14001    Drawing II (3)     
14055    Sculpture I (3)     
FDM    10020    Fashion Visuals (2)     
10140    Foundations of Fashion Drawing (3)     
THEA    21016    Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)     
21621    Scene Painting (3)     
31401    Directing (3)     
31522    Lighting Design (3)     
31524    Costume Design (3)     
31525    Costume Technology (3)     
31560    Scenic Technology (3)     
31622    Scene Design (3)     
41095    Special Topics (3)     
41521    Advanced Lighting Technology (3)     
41522    Design Studio: Lighting (3)     
41523    Sound and Design Technology I (3)     
41524    Design Studio: Costume (3)     
41527    Sound Design and Technology (3)     
41529    Advanced Wig and Makeup Techniques for Stage and Screen (3)     
41560    Theatre Fabrication Technology (3)     
41622    Design Studio: Scenery (3)     
41736    Production and Stage Management (3)     
VCD    13001    Introduction to Visual Communication Design II (3)     
27000    Interiors Rendering (3)     
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)    
Type    Title   
Credits    
KFA     ARTH    22006    Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art    3   
KAD       22007    Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art    3   
General Elective (lower or upper division)
3   
MINIMUM TOTAL    86

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in either DAN 47163 or THEA 41026 or 41110 or 41140 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

Students are expected to participate in at least one main-stage production per semester (this may be in addition to any production design assignment).

Students on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.50 GPA.

Students must pass yearly portfolio reviews to remain in the program.

Musical Theatre Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2011-2012 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (77 credits)  Courses count in major GPA   
Type     Course    Title    Credits    
DAN    xxxxx    Dance Elective (lower or upper division)*    8   
MUS    11121    Theory*    3   
11122    Theory*    3   
17111    Piano Class    1   
17112    Piano Class    1   
36311    Applied Music- Voice    8   
THEA    21303    Acting Process    3   
21306    Musical Theatre Performance I (taken twice)
6   
22092    Practicum I: Design and Technology    3   
31303    Character and Scene Study I    3   
31304    Character and Scene Study II    3   
41307    Musical Theatre Performance II (taken twice)
6   
42192    Practicum I: Performance    3   
Choose from the following:    6    
THEA    11522    Introductory Lighting (3)     
11524    Introductory Costuming (3)     
11622    Introductory Scenery (3)     
Choose from the following: **
3    
WIC     DAN    47163    Dance History II (3)     
WIC     THEA    41026    Playwriting (3)     
WIC       41110    Theatre Criticism (3)     
WIC      41140    American Musical Theatre History (3)     
Choose from the following: Voice ensemble    2    
MUS    45121    Kent Chorus (1)     
45141    Kent State University Chorale (1)     
45142    Men's Chorus (1)     
45143    Women's Chorus (1)     
45151    Kent State University Gospel Choir (1)     
Choose from the following: Guided elective (lower or upper division)    15    
DAN    17052    Ballet I-A (2)     
17152    Ballet I-B (2)     
17053    Principles of Dance Mechanics (2)     
27070    Introduction to Jazz Styles A (2)     
27170    Introduction to Jazz Styles B (2)     
27071    Modern Dance Techniques II-A (3)     
27171    Modern Dance Techniques II-B (2)     
37192    Dance Practicum (1)     
MUS    36311    Applied Music- Voice (1)     
45131    Opera: Singer-Actor Techniques (2)     
47311    Voice Class (1)     
THEA    21016    Makeup for Stage and Screen (3)     
21700    Movement I (3)     
21800    Voice I (3)     
31701    Movement II (3)     
31801    Voice II (3)     
41095    Special Topics (1-3)     
41701    Advanced Movement I (3)     
41801    Advanced Voice and Speech I (3)     
42192    Practicum II: Performance (3-6)     
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)      
Type    Title   
Credits    
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories)    3   
Kent Core Fine Arts    3   
General Elective    3   
TOTAL    86   

*Chosen with advisor based on placement.
**A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in either DAN 47163 or THEA 41026 or 41110 or 41140 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

Students are required to audition for all theatre division main stage productions and accept roles if cast.

Students must pass annual evaluations reviews to remain in the program.

Students on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.50 GPA.

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