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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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