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Acting and Directing Track
The Theatre Studies Bachelor of Arts option is designed for students wishing to pursue careers in acting, directing and/or stage management.
Actors are given multiple opportunities to perform in the UND Theatre productions, acting classes, and in student directed scenes. In addition to two levels of directing classes, students have the opportunity to apply for a directing slot in the lab theatre, which is an important part of our main season.
Directors are expected to gain experience as stage managers and/or dramaturges in the mainstage season.
Directors take a wide range of classes in dramatic literature, text analysis, and theatre history. They may take electives in acting and design to further their experience in all aspects of theatre.
Professional theatre requires production personnel with both general and specialist knowledge and understanding. UND's Stage Management students acquire a good general grounding in all aspects of theatre production. They develop skills in time management, resource management, budgeting and scheduling, and work closely with students of all other theatre disciplines to develop an overall understanding of performance and theatre production.
Recent students have been hired as stage management interns in summer theatre programs as undergraduates and have gone on to earn advanced MFA degrees in directing or stage management.
For more information, contact Professor Emily Cherry.
28 credits, including:
All BA Theatre Students Must Complete the Following:
|THEA 110||Introduction to Theatre Arts||3|
|THEA 161||Acting I||3|
|THEA 201||Theatre Practicum||1|
|THEA 230||Text Analysis||3|
|THEA 260||Costume Craft||3|
|THEA 300||Play Direction I||3|
|or THEA 335||Stage Management|
|THEA 330||Contemporary Theatre||3|
|THEA 423||History of the Theatre: Classical, Medieval and Renaissance||3|
|THEA 424||History of the Theatre: Seventeenth Century to the Present||3|
|THEA 271||Intermediate Acting I: The Actor in You||3|
|THEA 371||Advanced Acting: Advanced Scene Study||3|
|THEA 120||Voice and Movement I||2|
|THEA 220||Voice and Movement II||2|
|THEA 204||Introduction to Acting for Musical Theatre||3|