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Requirements

The Theater Arts major allows students to explore the many opportunities available to them in theatrical professions. In addition to the program requirements below, students are encouraged to add a minor or even a double major in another field. Popular choices include Screenwriting, Art, Business, English, Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Ministry, Psychology, and Sociology.

Program Requirements

Theater Arts Major Requirements45 units
Required Core Courses24 units
TFT 101
Christianity and the Creative Process*
3
TFT 113
Acting Fundamentals
3
TFT 213
Introduction to Theater
3
TFT 221
Theatrical Sets and Properties
3
TFT 224
Theatrical Management and Production
3
TFT 325
History of Theater to the 19th Century
3
TFT 326
History of Theater: 19th Century to Present
3
TFT 460
Dramatic Theory and Criticism
3
Electives21 units
Select two courses from the following:
TFT 313
Intermediate Acting
3
TFT 340
Mime: Principles and Performance
3
TFT 355
Theater Education, K–12
3
TFT 365
Civic Theater
3
TFT 413
Advanced Acting
3
TFT 440
Musical Theater Workshop
3
TFT 455
Theater and the Church
3
Select two courses from the following:
ENGL 377
Shakespeare**
3
TFT 293
Theater Field Study
3
TFT 374
Playwriting
3
TFT 375
Screenwriting**
3
TFT 423
Directing
3
TFT 495
Special Topics (THTR Theory and Criticism)
3
Select one technical theater course from the following:
TFT 222
Theatrical Lighting and Sound
3
TFT 223
Theatrical Makeup
3
Select three units from the following:
TFT 216
Performance and Production
1–3
TFT 466
Drama Ministries: Performance and Production
1–3
Select one course from the following:
TFT 490
Internship
1–3
TFT 499
Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.