Theatre Major & Minors

Major in Theatre Arts

A total of 12 units is required for a major in Theatre. These must include the following Theatre courses: 125 (Stagecraft), 150 (Play Analysis), either 211 or (with permission of the faculty) 212 (Acting I or Acting II), 315 (Theatre History I), 316 (Theatre History II), 350 (Performance Theory), one unit of Dramatic Literature (i.e. 332, or appropriate 399), one unit of Independent Study/Internship and one unit of theatre workshop.  In addition to the nine units above, a theatre major must include one of the following three areas of concentration:

Performance: THEA 111 (Voice and Diction), a second unit of acting (THEA 211 or THEA 212) and 450 (Directing);
Design: Two of the following three classes: THEA 225 (Scene Design), THEA 325 (Lighting Design), THEA 335 (Costume Design for the Stage) or one of the following course units in visual arts: ARTH 146 (Survey of Art History I: Prehistoric through Medieval), ARTH 156 (Survey of Art History II: Renaissance through Modern), ART 151 (Two Dimensional Design), ART 111 (Drawing I), or ART 181 (Sculpture I);
Dramaturgy: Two additional units of Dramatic Literature and THEA 320 (Playwriting).

Minor in Dramaturgy

 A minor in Dramaturgy requires six and one-half units, to include THEA 150, THEA 315, THEA 316, THEA 350, one unit of Dramatic Literature (332, 344, or appropriate 399), and two one-quarter credit courses in theatre workshop (one may be Pass/Fail, one must be graded).The final unit must be chosen from: THEA 125, THEA 211, THEA 212, or THEA 320.

Minor in Theatre Performance

A minor in theatre performance requires six and one-half units, including THEA 111,THEA 150,THEA 211,THEA 212, and two one-quarter credit courses in Theatre Workshop (one may be Pass/Fail, one must be graded).The final two units must be chosen from: THEA 350,THEA 399 (appropriate to the minor),THEA 315,THEA 316, or THEA 450.

Minor in Theatrical Design

A minor in theatrical design requires six and one-half units, including THEA 125 and THEA 150, two of the following three classes: THEA 225,THEA 325, or THEA 335, and two one-quarter credit courses in theatre workshop (one may be Pass/Fail, one must be graded).The final two units must be chosen from ART 111,  ART 151, ART 181, ARTH 146, ARTH 156, THEA 315, THEA 316, and any one of THEA 225, THEA 325, or THEA 335 not already taken.

Theatre Arts Education

For courses in this sequence or requirements for teacher licensure, the student should consult the college catalog under Education.

 
Roanoke College graduate and professional actor returns to campus to teach and perform with New York theater company

Roanoke College graduate and professional actor returns to campus to teach and perform with New York theater company

Cory Lawson '08 is an actor with The New Yorkers, and he launched his own New York theater company, Ready, Set, Go Theatre. The New Yorkers performed Oct. 5 at Olin Theater.

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