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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
3
Select one technical theater course from the following:
TFT 222
Theatrical Lighting and Sound
3
TFT 223
Theatrical Makeup
3
Select two of the following:
TFT 263
Broadcast Performance
3
TFT 313
Intermediate Acting
3
TFT 340
Mime: Principles and Performance
3
TFT 375
Screenwriting***
3
TFT 413
Advanced Acting^
3
TFT 423
Directing
3
TFT 440
Musical Theater Workshop^^
3
TFT 495
Special Topics
3
Voice Instruction (extra fee required)^^^
Theory and Criticism Courses15 units
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
Select one of the following:
TFT 213
Introduction to Theater
3
TFT 293
Theater Field Study
3
Select one of the following:
ENGL 377
Shakespeare***
3
ENGL 488
Significant Authors
3
TFT 435
Acting Styles and Techniques
3
TFT 495
Special Topics
3
Applied Theater Courses15 units
TFT 102
Scenic Design (formerly TFT 302)^ (not live)
3
TFT 116
Stage Craft (formerly TFT 316)^ (not live)
3
TFT 499
Capstone Project in Theater, Film, and Television
3
Select 3 units from the following:
TFT 416 not found in course database
TFT 466
Drama Ministries: Performance and Production^/^^
1–3
Choice of 3 additional units from this list:
TFT 102
Scenic Design (formerly TFT 302)^ (not live)
3
TFT 355
Theater Education, K–12
3
TFT 365
Civic Theater
3
TFT 455
Theater and the Church
3
TFT 495
Special Topics
3

*Meets a General Education core (or elective) requirement.
***Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
^TFT 413 may be repeated up to a maximum of 9 units, but each course must be taken with a different instructor.
^^May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Only 3 units count toward the major.
^^^3 units of private or semi private instruction is an option in for this requirement. Enrollment may be chosen from MUS 111, MUS 112, MUS 118, MUS 119, MUS 211, MUS 212, MUS 218, MUS 219, MUS 311, MUS 312, MUS 318, MUS 319, MUS 411, MUS 412, MUS 418, MUS 419.

^May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 units. Only 3 units count toward the major.
^^TFT 416 and TFT 466 are varied unit classes (1-3 units), 3 units total must be taken to fulfill this 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.