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Major in Theatre

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP50.0501

ACCREDITED BY:

National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

University Studies Requirements....................................38-44 hrs

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

Core Courses.......................................................................44 hrs

THD 100T Transitions

THD 103 Theatre Foundations

THD 106 Theatre Attendance and Assembly

THD 110 Movement for the Actor

THD 111 Acting I

THD 120 Play Analysis

THD 140 Stagecraft

THD 142 Costume Construction

THD 210 Voice and Diction

THD 221 Performance Theory

THD 250 Basic Theatre Design

THD 263 Theatre History and Literature I

THD 264 Theatre History and Literature II

THD 430 Directing I

and one course chosen from the following:

THD 350 Scene Design

THD 351 Lighting Design

THD 352 Costume Design

Required THD Electives...................................................11-17 hrs

Choose from the following courses. No more than three hours from the 200-level courses will be counted towards graduation. Courses not chosen from THD 350, 351, or 352 above as Core Courses are eligible for use as THD electives.

THD 220 Creative Drama

THD 225 Children’s Theatre Touring Company

THD 230 Stage Management

THD 241 Theatrical Makeup

THD 260 Music Theatre Dance I

THD 262 Jazz Dance I

THD 270 Stage Combat

THD 310 Acting II

THD 312 Advanced Movement for Actors

THD 320 Playwriting

THD 322 International Studies in Theatre

THD 330 Theatre Management and Leadership

THD 341 Advanced Theatrical Makeup

THD 346 Acting Shakespeare

THD 358 Sound Design for the Theatre

THD 360 Music Theatre Dance II

THD 362 Jazz Dance II

THD 392 Professional Engagement

THD 400 Special Topics

THD 410 Acting III

THD 422 Contemporary Theatre

THD 465 Directing II

THD 466 Theatre Literature

THD 590 Directed Independent Study in Theatre Arts

Required Minor...................................................................21 hrs

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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