Theatre and Dance
Michael Elkins, Chair, (650) 508-3575, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree that allows students to emphasize either General Theatre or Performance through participation in a series of performance or design and technical courses by approval of the Theatre and Dance faculty. It also offers a Minor in Theatre Arts and a Minor in Dance. Both majors and minors are for students interested in pursuing theatre as a vocation or avocation.
The major in the Department of Theatre and Dance explores a variety of dramatic texts and enjoys opportunities for intensive study and performance in an ensemble style with active participation in all aspects of theatre production, learning the skills necessary to create a balance between acting, directing, production planning, and technical skills. Two special features of the major are an internship in which the student will work with one of several professional theatre organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the opportunity for seniors to produce and direct or design a short play as part of the Theatre Arts Department season.
Bachelor of Arts: Theatre Arts
|In addition to major requirements, students must meet Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements.|
Dance Technique I
|THE1000||Introduction to the Theatre||3||3|
|THE1005||Introduction to Oral Interpretation of Literature||3||3|
Theatre Production and Stagecraft I
Theatre Production and Stagecraft II
|THE1075/2175||Rehearsal and Performance||0||1|
|THE1076L/2176L||Theatre Production: Stagecraft Laboratory||1||1|
|THE1055/2155||Scenic Design and Model Building||3||(3)*|
|THE1077/2077||Assistant Stage Manager||1||1|
|THE2120||Stage Lighting and Electrics||3||(3)*|
|THE2123||Costume Development and Design||4||(4)*|
|THE2135||Development of Drama and Theatre to 1600||3||3|
|THE2140||Development of Drama and Theatre from 1600-1800||3||3|
|THE2145||Development of Drama and Theatre 1800 to Present||3||3|
|THE2990||Theatre Internship (Satisfies two units of the Career Development Requirement)||2||2|
|*Theatre Arts majors who are following a concentration in PERFORMANCE are required to take either THE2155 or both THE2120 and THE2123.|
|Total Major Requirements
|Other Degree Requirements* and General Electives
* Other degree requirements include Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g., Career Development, U.S. History).
|Total Unit Requirement||124||124|
Minor Requirements: Theatre Arts
|THE1000||Introduction to the Theatre||3|
|THE1025||Theatre Production and Stagecraft||3|
|THE1075||Rehearsal and Performance||1|
|THE1077||Assistant Stage Manager||1|
|Upper-division electives in Theatre Arts||6|
|Total Minor Requirements||18|
The Dance program at NDNU is part of the Department of Theatre and Dance. The dance curriculum provides a strong program in technical dance, choreography and performance, and theatrical dance education. It is designed to meet the dance education and training needs of students from the Theatre and Musical Theatre majors. Courses in the NDNU Dance program are open to students from all majors.
The NDNU Dance Minor consists of fifteen units of dance, a minimum of twelve units must be completed in NDNU dance courses. The courses are designed to allow students to take individual courses to suit their abilities, interests, and needs. Students in the Dance minor are expected to contribute to the courses and studio activities in which dance performance pieces are developed and rehearsed in preparation for the annual Spring Dance Concert.
Courses closely related to Theatre and Dance but offered in other departments include:
- ENG2544 Shakespeare
- MTR2120 Musical Theatre Workshop