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Theatre B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 43-45

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

Lower-Division Core18
Required Courses
Shop Experience I
Upper-Division Core10
Required Courses
Senior Project
Advising Tracks15-17
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Track
Theatre Education Endorsement Preparation Track
Total Hours43-45

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 18 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 102AIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THTR 103Introd to House Management1
THTR 106Theat Prod I: Run Crew1
THTR 202Stagecraft I3
THTR 206Theat Prod II: Run Crew1
THTR 220AActing I3
THTR 235LDramatic Literature3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Note: Students may select one of the following sections:

  •  Scene Shop 
  •  Costume Shop 
  •  Light Shop 
Complete the following course:
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 10 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 330HTheatre History I3
THTR 331YTheatre History II3
THTR 375Directing I3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Note: This course must be taken during student's final semester.

Complete the following course:
THTR 499Senior Project (take during final semester)1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Track

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 15 total credits required.

Shop Experience II

  • Students may select one of the following sections:
    •  Scene Shop 
    •  Costume Shop 
    •  Light Shop 
  • Students must take different shop section than the one taken for the lower-division core requirement.
  • This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
Complete the following course:
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Focus Area (acting, costumes, literature/history, scenery, etc.)

Note: Art, Dance, Media Arts, Music, and/or Theatre courses may count toward these required electives with approval from advisor.

Complete 12 credits in the following areas: 12
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Dance (DANC)
Media Arts (MAR or MART)
Music (MUSI, MUSE, or MUST)
Theatre (THTR)
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Theatre Education Endorsement Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the teaching track of a second major or minor in another teaching content area. The demand in Montana high schools for teaching of courses in this field is limited. The required second endorsement should be in a field in high demand.

Theatre Education Endorsement Track Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 210Voice & Speech I3
THTR 221Acting II3
THTR 320Acting III3
THTR 370Stage Management I2
THTR 371Stage Mgmt Pract I1-3
THTR 439Methods of Teaching Theatre3
Total Hours15-17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­Theatre, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department

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