Programs

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Stage Emphasis

BA/BS Theatre Major: Stage Track pdf

University Studies Courses - 38-44 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs)

Required Courses -  32 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
GLT 100T Transitions 1
THD 103 Theatre Foundations 1
THD 110 Movement for the Actor 3
THD 111 Acting 1 3
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 210 Voice and Diction 3
THD 250 Basic Theatre Design 3
THD 264 Theatre History and Lit II 3
THD 430 Directing 1 3

Take six credit hours from choices below

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS 164 Opera Workshop 1 1
MUS 364 Opera Workshop 2 1-2
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 1
THD 112 Musical Theatre Production Practicum 1

And choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 350 Scenic Design 3
THD 351 Lighting Design 3
THD 352 Costume Design 3

Stage Track  Required Courses - 12 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 140 Stagecraft 3
THD 142 Costume Construction 3
THD 221 Performance Theory 3
THD 263 Theatre History and Lit I 3

Stage Track Limited Electives - 12 to 18 hours

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 220  Creative Drama 3
THD 225  Children's Theatre Touring Company 3
THD 230 Stage Management 3
THD 241 Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 260 Musical Theatre Dance 3
THD 262 Jazz Dance I 3
THD 270 Stage Combat 3
THD 310 Acting II 3
THD 312 Advanced Movement for Actors 3
THD 320  Playwriting  3
THD 322 International Studies in Theatre 3
THD 330 Theatre Management and Leadership 3
THD 341 Advanced Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 346 Acting Shakespeare 3
THD 358 Sound Design for Theatre 3
THD 360 Musical Theatre Dance II 3
THD 362 Jazz Dance II 3
THD 392 Professional Engagement 3
THD 400 Special Topics 3
THD 410 Acting III 3
THD 422 Contemporary Theatre 3
THD 465 Directing II 3
THD 466 Theatre Literature 3
THD 590 Directed Study 3

Electives - 0 to 5 hours

Choose additional courses from approved electives listed in Stage Track Limited Electives listed above or advisor approved electives.

Required Minor - 21 to 24 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements - 120 to 130 hours

Musical Theatre Emphasis

BA/BS Theatre Major: Musical Theatre Stage Track pdf

University Studies Courses - 38-44 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs)

Required Courses -  32 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
GLT 100T Transitions 1
THD 103 Theatre Foundations 1
THD 110 Movement for the Actor 3
THD 111 Acting 1 3
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 210 Voice and Diction 3
THD 250 Basic Theatre Design 3
THD 264 Theatre History and Lit II 3
THD 430 Directing 1 3

Take six credit hours from choices below

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS 164 Opera Workshop 1 1
MUS 364 Opera Workshop 2 1-2
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 1
THD 112 Musical Theatre Production Practicum 1

And choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 350 Scenic Design 3
THD 351 Lighting Design 3
THD 352 Costume Design 3

Stage Track  Required Courses - 12 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 140 Stagecraft 3
THD 142 Costume Construction 3
THD 221 Performance Theory 3
THD 263 Theatre History and Lit I 3

Stage Track Limited Electives - 12 to 18 hours

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 220  Creative Drama 3
THD 225  Children's Theatre Touring Company 3
THD 230 Stage Management 3
THD 241 Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 260 Musical Theatre Dance 3
THD 262 Jazz Dance I 3
THD 270 Stage Combat 3
THD 310 Acting II 3
THD 312 Advanced Movement for Actors 3
THD 320  Playwriting  3
THD 322 International Studies in Theatre 3
THD 330 Theatre Management and Leadership 3
THD 341 Advanced Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 346 Acting Shakespeare 3
THD 358 Sound Design for Theatre 3
THD 360 Musical Theatre Dance II 3
THD 362 Jazz Dance II 3
THD 392 Professional Engagement 3
THD 400 Special Topics 3
THD 410 Acting III 3
THD 422 Contemporary Theatre 3
THD 465 Directing II 3
THD 466 Theatre Literature 3
THD 590 Directed Study 3

Electives - 0 to 5 hours

Choose additional courses from approved electives listed in Stage Track Limited Electives listed above or advisor approved electives.

Required Minor - 21 to 24 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements - 120 to 130 hours

Film Emphasis

BA/BS Theatre Major: Film Track pdf

University Studies Courses - 38-44 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs)

Required Courses -  32 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
GLT 100T Transitions 1
THD 103 Theatre Foundations 1
THD 110 Movement for the Actor 3
THD 111 Acting 1 3
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 210 Voice and Diction 3
THD 250 Basic Theatre Design 3
THD 264 Theatre History and Lit II 3
THD 430 Directing 1 3

Take six credit hours from choices below

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS 164 Opera Workshop 1 1
MUS 364 Opera Workshop 2 1-2
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 1
THD 112 Musical Theatre Production Practicum 1

And choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 350 Scenic Design 3
THD 351 Lighting Design 3
THD 352 Costume Design 3

Film Track  Required Courses - 12 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
END 313 History of Cinema 3
JMC 168 Contemporary Mass Media 3
JMC 270 Basic Audio/Video Production 3
THD 275 Acting, Film, Television, Commercials 3

Film Track Limited Electives - 9 hours

Students can choose from the following courses.  No more than six hours from the 200-level courses will be counted towards graduation.

Choose one of the following
Course Number Course Title Credits
ART 385 Intro to Video Art 3
JMC 336 Script Writing (Writing for Visual Media) 3
THD 355 Design and Production for TV and Film 3
THD 465 Directing 2 3
Choose one of the following
Course Number Course Title Credits
ENG 213 Film and Literature 3
ENG 314 Shakespeare on Film 3
ENG 351 Special Topics in Film Studies 3
END 400 Major Film Directors 3
Choose one of the following
Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 140 Stagecraft 3
THD 142 Costume Construction 3
THD 241 Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 358 Sound Design for the Theatre 3

Electives - 0-8 hours

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

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 220  Creative Drama 3
THD 225  Children's Theatre Touring Company 3
THD 230 Stage Management 3
THD 241 Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 260 Musical Theatre Dance 3
THD 262 Jazz Dance I 3
THD 270 Stage Combat 3
THD 310 Acting II 3
THD 312 Advanced Movement for Actors 3
THD 320  Playwriting  3
THD 322 International Studies in Theatre 3
THD 330 Theatre Management and Leadership 3
THD 341 Advanced Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 346 Acting Shakespeare 3
THD 358 Sound Design for Theatre 3
THD 360 Musical Theatre Dance II 3
THD 362 Jazz Dance II 3
THD 392 Professional Engagement 3
THD 400 Special Topics 3
THD 410 Acting III 3
THD 422 Contemporary Theatre 3
THD 465 Directing II 3
THD 466 Theatre Literature 3
THD 590 Directed Study 3

 Required Minor - 21 to 24 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements - 120 to 121 hours

Minors

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Minor in Theatre - 21 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 1 (three semesters)
THD 111 Acting 1 3
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 430 Directing 1 3

Choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 140 Stagecraft 3
THD 142 Costume Construction 3

Choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 263 Theatre History and Lit I 3
THD 264 Theatre History and Lit II 3

Choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 350 Scenic Design 3
THD 351 Lighting Design 3
THD 352 Costume Design 3

Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University

Minor in Performance - 21 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 1 (three semesters)
THD 111 Acting 1 3
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 241 Theatrical Makeup 3
THD 260 Music Theatre Dance 1 3
THD 310 Acting 2 3
THD 410 Acting 3 3

Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University

Minor in Musical Theatre - 24 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS 107 Intro to American Musical Theatre 3
MUS 109 Musicianship I: Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 110 Musicianship II 3
MUS 124 Beginning Class Piano I 1
MUS 125  Beginning Class Piano II 1
MUS 127 Class Voice I 1
MUS 128 Class Voice II 1
THD 111 Acting I 3
THD 360 Music Theatre Dance II 3
THD  389 Music Theatre in Performance 3

Choose one of the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
MUS 164/364 Opera Workshop I/II 2 semesters at 1 hour each
THD 106 Theatre Production Practicum 2 semesters at 1 hour each

Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University

Minor in Design/Tech - 21 hours

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 120 Play Analysis 3
THD 140 Stagecraft 3
THD 142 Costume Construction 3
THD 230 Stage Management 3
THD 250 Basic Theatre Design 3

Choose two courses from the following

Course Number Course Title Credits
THD 350 Scenic Design  3
THD 351 Lighting Design 3
THD 352 Costume Design 3

Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University