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  Oct 20, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Theatre, B.A.


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Xavier University’s Theatre program combines practical experiences and professional collaborations with a rigorous and diverse curriculum.  In addition to a strong foundation of theatre courses, the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre offers students the opportunity to focus in either the area of performance or design and technology.  The program prepares students for professional experience outside of Xavier by fostering a practical, cross-cultural and student-oriented curriculum.

Requirements for the Theatre Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


See the Undergraduate Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  •  48 credit hours, as follows:

Theatre Foundation Courses, 33 credits from:


Theatre Performance/Production Courses, 15 credits from:


  • THTR 160 - Improvisation
  • THTR 220 - The Audition Process **
  • THTR 310 - Acting II
  • THTR 330 - Set Design
  • THTR 331 - Lighting Design
  • THTR 332 - Costume Design
  • THTR 340 - Stage Management
  • THTR 420 - Acting III
  • THTR 430 - Theatre Portfolio ** 
  • Other Classes as approved by the Chair of Theatre
  • ** Students must take either THTR 220 or 430 

Additional Requirements:


  • Present justification for Senior Thesis – must be approved by department faculty,
  • Pass a comprehensive theatre exam during the spring semester of senior year.
  • Participation in at least one regional audition/interview event (SETC, UPTA, etc.).  Event must be approved by faculty.
  • Production attendance for all shows in which not cast or holding a technical position.
  • Attendance at 20 professional productions.
  • Audition or submit technical application for all departmental productions.

Note(s):


  • A 3.000 cumulative average must be attained in the theatre major.
  • Students are required to have regular advising meetings with their theatre department advisor.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Theatre


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree.  See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • THEATRE 100 - Intro to Theatre
  • THEATRE 120 - Acting I
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
  • PHILOSOPHY 100 - Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy
  • Foreign Language I
  • CORE 101

Second Semester


  • THEATRE 110 - Survey of Dramatic Literature
  • THEATRE 150 - Stagecraft
  • THEOLOGY 111 - Theological Foundations
  • ENGLISH 101 - English Composition
  • Foreign Language II
  • CORE 102

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • THEATRE 205 - Theatre History I
  • Theatre Performance Elective
  • Historical Perspecives Elective
  • Scientific Perspecitives Elective
  • Philosophical Perspectives Elective
  • THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop

Second Semester


  • THEATRE 206 - Theatre History II
  • THEATRE 211 - Script Analysis
  • Mathematical Perspecitves elective
  • Theological Perpsecitves Elective
  • Theatre Production/Performanc3e Elective
  • THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Theatre Production/Performance Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • Natural Science elective
  • Humanities Elective

Second Semester


  • THEATRE 310 - Directing
  • THEATRE 198/199 Theatre Workshop
  • Social Science Elective
  • Literature and Moral Imagination 205
  • General elective
  • THEATRE 350 - Internship

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Theatre Production/Performance Elective
  • THEATRE 198/199 Theatre Workshop
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Second Semester


  • Theatre Production/Performance Elective
  • THEATRE 450 - Senior Thesis
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Scheduling Notes:


 

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