Bachelors (BA) Theatre

The theatre major offers a 45-semester-hour course of study that is designed to prepare students for entry into the competitive field of theatre as actors, directors, designers, technicians and managers. The major offers a concentration in acting/directing and a concentration in design/technology. Each concentration features a balance between theory and performance courses and requires students to apply their knowledge through laboratory classes in conjunction with the university theatre's main-stage season. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Degree Outcomes

Graduates with a BA in theatre will:

  • Analyze a broad range of dramatic genres and performance texts from vaious historical periods and cultural backgrounds
  • Research, conceptualize and produce a critical approach to theatrical design
  • Function safely, effectively and collaboratively to solve specific production challenges as technicians, designers, actors or directors
  • Apply skills in acting to support a stage production
  • Evaluate how their faith concerns interact with and inform their work as theatre artists
  • Demonstrate a discerning critique of self, peers, process and product as they solve specific artistic challenges

Major Requirements

Theory Core (18 hours)
LITR 379 Shakespeare 3
THEA 130 Stagecraft 3
THEA 240 Understanding Drama 3
THEA 340 Theatre as Ministry 3
THEA 420 Theatre Management 3
THEA 440 Theatre History 3
Electives (6 hours)
Students must choose 6 semester hours from the following courses:  
CMCO 320 Dramatic Scriptwriting 3
CMCO 430 Producing and Directing Video 3
COMM 230 Mass Media and Popular Culture 3
THEA 160/360 Improvisational Theatre Workshop 3
THEA 220 Oral Interpretation of Literature 3
THEA 285/485 Selected Topics 3
THEA 350 Music Theatre Performance 3
Practicum (6 hours)
Students must choose 6 semester hours from the following courses:  
THEA 165/365 George Fox University Players: Drama Touring Troupe 1
THEA 125/325 A Theatre Laboratory — Acting 1
THEA 125/325 B Theatre Laboratory — Directing 1
THEA 125/325 C Theatre Laboratory — Technical 1
THEA 125/325 D Theatre Laboratory — Design 1
THEA 275/475 Field Experience 1-6
THEA 495 Special Study 1-3

Concentrations (15 hours)

Students must select one of the following concentrations:  
Acting/Directing
THEA 200 Acting II — Stage Voice and Movement 3
THEA 300 Acting III — Contemporary Scene Study 3
THEA 370 Directing for Theatre 3
THEA 400 Acting IV — Acting Shakespeare 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
 
THEA 330 Stage Lighting and Sound 3
THEA 430 Scenic Design 3
Design/Technology
THEA 125/325 D Theatre Laboratory — Design 3
THEA 330 Stage Lighting and Sound 3
THEA 430 Scenic Design 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
 
FCSC 120 Apparel Construction 3
FCSC 380 Evolution of World Dress 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
 
THEA 300 Acting III — Contemporary Scene Study 3
THEA 370 Directing for Theatre 3
THEA 400 Acting IV — Acting Shakespeare 3
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