Chair: Dr. Brenda DeVore Marshall, bmarshl, x2290, Ford T105
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Brenda DeVore Marshall, bmarshl, x2290, Ford T105
First-Year Student Contacts: Dr. Janet Gupton, jgupton, x2293, Ford T108
Those who study communication arts explore the role of communication in human interaction. Topics range from public speaking and rhetoric to persuasion and political communication to interpersonal, nonverbal, and intercultural communication.
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 each term.
MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:
39 credits, including 130, 140, 220, 230, 255, 340, 455, and 476. In addition, students select two courses from among 233, 333, 335, 430 and two courses from among 353, 355, 420, THTR 181. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting major requirements. As part of the department’s assessment program, communication arts majors participate in a sophomore conference with faculty and a senior interview.
23 credits including core courses 140, 255, 340; one course from among 130*, 230*, 233*; one course from among 130*, 230*, 233*, 333, 335, 430; one course from among 220, 353, 355, 420, 455; and one additional TCCA elective from among those courses outside the core with at least three TCCA courses at the 300 or 400 level; Senior Exit Interview. Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting minor requirements. *None of these courses may fulfill more than one requirement within the minor.
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 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.