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Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Theatre Arts strives to promote integration of the creative arts for the campus, community and region by fostering a climate of creativity and cultural enrichment.
The curriculum of the Department of Theatre Arts provides students with opportunities to pursue either of the undergraduate degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
Within the Bachelor of Arts major, choose to emphasize any of the following areas of study: directing, set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, technical theatre, costume construction, dance, playwriting and dramatic literature. See your advisor for best planning, but know that Theatre Core courses will need to be completed, plus those specific to your track, be it the Acting Track, the Design Track or the Generalist Track. Click on your specialty to get started:
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|
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.
|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|
UND's design and technology option is intended for the talented and serious student who wishes to pursue a career in design or technical theatre.
This option provides a strong foundation for advanced study in a quality graduate program or an introduction into the profession on an entry level.
Areas of concentration in this option include scenery, lighting, costuming, sound, and makeup. All theatre students also complete a strong core of liberal arts courses.
The department recommends that design and technology students pursue a minor in art history or studio art through UND's Department of Art. Technology students are encouraged to pursue a minor in a related field of study.
Students have the opportunity to apply to design or tech in the lab theatre student productions. Advanced students may design in the main stage season.
A portfolio review is not required for admission to this option, but students are encouraged to interview for scholarships.For more information, contact Brad Reissig.
|THEA 225||Makeup for the Stage||3|
|THEA 427||Costume Design||3|
|THEA 426||Scene Design for the Stage||3|
|THEA 326||Lighting for Stage I||3|
|THEA 201||Theatre Practicum||1|
|Level II Proficiency in a Foreign Language|
|THEA 300||Play Direction I (both 300 & 335 are required. You should have taken one of these||3|
|THEA 335||Stage Management as a part of your Theatre Core courses, then as part of the Generalist Track, take this second, also)|
|THEA 201||Theatre Practicum (1 credit, to be repeated for 2 credits)||2|