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Requirements for Theatre Arts Majors and Minors

The theatre major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only.

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts offers coursework in two distinct disciplines, which are identified accordingly: those supporting Theatre (THTR) and those supporting Communication Arts (TCCA). Courses serving both areas are labeled TACA.

For a Theatre Arts Major: 45 credits including THTR 162, 181, 185, 270, 281, 290, 295, 365, 370, 380, 385, 390, 470, 473, 489, and a 300 or 400 level THTR elective beyond core requirements. Majors must also complete performance and crew requirements explained below.

Public performance is required of all Linfield theatre majors. This requirement may be satisfied by one public performance as part of an acting class and one additional public performance.Students appearing in major shows produced by the department may receive credit for THTR 020/120 Theatre Practicum: Acting.

Theatre majors must complete four crew assignments in addition to those included in the courses listed above. These include Front of House, Costume/Makeup, Properties, and Sound. Students may receive academic credit for crew assignments by enrolling in Theatre Practicum: Production courses, THTR 010/110 and 210.

As part of the department’s assessment program, theatre majors participate in several conferences. In the spring of the freshman and sophomore years, each major meets with theatre faculty to discuss the student’s progress. During the junior year, students discuss plans for the capstone seminar with faculty. All majors participate in an exit interview included as part of the senior capstone seminar.

Majors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 to enroll in practicum courses and participate in production activities. In addition, students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting major requirements.

For a Theatre Arts Minor: 25 credits including THTR 162, 181, 185, 270, 470 or 473; at least one additional THTR 300 or 400 level course; remaining credits selected from available theatre courses in consultation with the student’s theatre arts advisor. Minors must also complete performance and crew requirements explained below.

Public performance is required of all theatre minors. This requirement may be satisfied by one public performance as part of an acting class or one other public performance. Students appearing in major shows produced by the department may receive credit for THTR 020/120 Theatre Practicum: Acting.

Theatre minors must complete two crew assignments in addition to those included in the courses listed above. These may be selected from Front of House, Costume/Makeup, Properties, and Sound. Students may receive academic credit for crew assignments by enrolling in Theatre Practicum: Production courses, THTR 010/110 and 210.

As part of the department’s assessment program, theatre minors participate in several conferences. In the spring of the freshman and sophomore years, each theatre minor meets with theatre faculty to discuss the student’s progress. All minors participate in an exit interview with departmental faculty.

Minors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 in order to enroll in practicum courses and participate in production activities. In addition, students must earn a grade of C- or higher in courses meeting minor requirements.