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B.A., Theatre Curriculum

Theatre Major Program

Students majoring in Theatre advance their skills and passions in a broad-based Liberal Arts curriculum. Theatre majors must complete 45 credits of coursework in order to satisfy the degree requirements. Theatre majors are encouraged to participate in Seton Hall Theatre, Theatre Council and professional Theatre workshops.

Required Courses (33 credits)
COTR 2612 Dramatic Theory & Criticism (3 credits) 
COTR 2621 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)             
COTR 1720 Basic Stage Craft (3 credits)                       
COTR 2624 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)                       
COTR 2627 Principals of Acting (3 credits)               
COTR 3620 Theatre as Social Change (3 credits)           
COTR 3621 Directing (3 credits)                                   
COTR 3623 Lighting Design (3 credits)    OR
COTR 3625 Scene Design (3 credits)                             
COTR 1620, 1621, 1622 Performance Lab (3 credits)     
COTR 3197 Theatre Internship (3 credits)               
COTR 5799 Senior Seminar (3 credits)                         

Electives (12 credits) - 6 credits must be from COTR
COTR 2610 The American Stage (3 credits)
COST 2620 Performing Literature (3 credits)
COTR 2621 Theatre History (3 credits)
COTR 2626 Acting I (3 credits)
COTR 3626 Acting II (3 credits)
COTR 3312 Shakespeare (3 credits)
COTR 3193 Independent Study (3 credits)
COTR 3622 Playwriting (3 credits)
COTR 3631 Stage Management (3 credits)
COTR 3623 Lighting (3 credits)
COTR 3627 Theatre in London (3 credits)
COTR 3628/CORE 3322 The Religious Experience Onstage (3 credits)  
COTR 4295/CORE 3751 Saints Alive (3 credits)  
MUHI 1099 Introduction to Songwriting and Music Fundamentals (3 credits)

Applied Music:
MUAP 1101/1102 Beginning Piano I-II (4 credits)
MUAP 1131  Beginning Voice (2 credits)
MUAP 1172  Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop
MUAP 2231  Private Voice Lessons (2 credits)

Ensemble:
MUAP 1151  University Choir (1 credit)
MUAP 1161  Chamber Choir (1 credit)

*Performance Lab: 3 one-credit course in acting, directing, stage crew, set or lighting design

PLEASE NOTE: In the College of Communication and the Arts Core Curriculum, Theatre Majors and Theatre Minors are required to take the 3-credit Oral Communication COST 1600 course (not Foundations of Oral Rhetoric COST 1500) to fulfill the required Oral Communication Rhetoric course.

Theatre Minor

Students wishing to minor in Theatre must complete 18 credits (6 credits of required courses, and 12 credits of electives).

Required courses (6 credits)
COTR 2612 Dramatic Theory & Criticism (3 credits) OR
COTR 2631 Theatre History (3 credits)
COTR 2626 Principals of Acting (3 credits)

Electives (12 credits - 6 credits must be from COTR)
COTR 1720 Basic Stagecraft (3 credits)
COTR 2610 American Stage (3 credits)
COTR 3621 Directing (3 credits)
COTR 3622 Playwriting (3 credits)
COTR 2621 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
COTR 2624 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)
COTR 3620 Theatre as Social Change (3 credits)
COTR 3628/CORE 3322  The Religious Experience on Stage (3 credits)
COTR 3631 Stage Management (3 credits)
ENGL 3312 Shakespeare (3 credits)
ENGL 3421 Modern American Drama (3 credits)
ENGL 3417 The Drama in Great Britain (3 credits)
ENGL 3427 Drama Classic and Contemporary (3 credits)
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice (2 credits)
MUHI 1134 Music of Broadway (3 credits)
MUAP 2231 Private Voice Lessons (2 credits)

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalog.
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