Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
Theatre Arts Program
TCA Chair and Transfer Advisor: Brenda DeVore Marshall
Director of Theatre: Tyrone (Ty) Marshall
First-Year Student Contacts: Janet Gupton (Theatre and Colloquium Professor) or
GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
- INQS 125--Inquiry Seminar. 4 credits.
- THTR 162--Fundamentals of Theatre Design and Drawing - An exploration of design elements common to all forms of theatrical design. A prerequisite for other design and technical courses. 3 credits. (CS) Offered fall semester only.
- THTR 185--Stagecraft - An introduction to construction of scenery, production organization, and theatre safety. Includes one 2-hour lab per week. A prerequisite for other design and technical courses. 3 credits. (CS) Offered spring semester only.
- THTR 181--Acting - Fundamentals of Acting. A prerequisite for other performance courses. May be taken fall semester, spring semester or January Term. 3 credits. (CS)
- Modern Language course. To meet requirements for B.A. degree. (Fall and Spring) 4 credits
GUIDELINES FOR SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS
Select from the following courses:
THTR 270 Play Readings & Analysis* (every Fall); THTR 290 Stage Makeup* (Spring 2013);
THTR 295 Theatre Business & Promotions (Fall 2011); THTR 380 Scene Design
(Spring 2013); THTR 281 Intermediate Acting (Spring 2012); THTR 385 Lighting Design (Spring 2012); THTR 390 Costume Design (Spring 2013)
* = First-year students may also take these courses.
OTHER MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:
- Because of the rotation of course offerings within the Theatre Program and since this course is a prerequisite for other design courses, it is important for theatre majors and minors to take THTR 162 the fall of their first year on campus, if possible. If that is not possible, the course should be taken fall semester of their sophomore year. If the course is full, please have students contact Brenda DeVore Marshall, Chair.
- Theatre majors should complete the BA language requirement during their first or second year of study.
- Theatre majors and minors should participate in the theatre production season through performance or technical/crew roles. Students may earn one credit in THTR 120--Theatre Practicum: Acting (Performance) and/or THTR 110--Theatre Practicum: Production I (Technical work) for these performance or technical roles.
- Theatre majors and minors should contact a theatre faculty member (J. Gupton or T. Marshall) early in the fall semester and attend required majors and minors conferences scheduled during the fall (group meeting) and spring (individual meetings) for additional curriculum and production information.
- Due to the course rotation schedule in Theatre, it is important for prospective majors and minors to meet with a Theatre faculty member as early as possible in their Linfield career.