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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

Cinema Major

Program Curriculum

A minimum of 57 credit hours in Theatre and Cinema is required to complete the B.A. degree in Theatre Arts with a Cinema Major; 27 common degree core credits as listed, plus 15 credits of defined cinema courses, 6 credits of additional required courses, and 9 credit hours of Department of Theatre and Cinema electives. A total of 120 hours is required for the degree, including Pathways credits and free electives.

Degree Core Requirements
TA/MUS 1004School of Performing Arts First Year Experience1
TA 2114Script Analysis3
TA 2134Acting Lab3
TA 2164Scene Design Lab3
TA 2174Costume Design Lab3
Lab Options
Select five credits of the following:5
Theatre Production Lab
Take three required in the areas as listed below, then take two additional to meet 5 Credits. Credits earned over and above the 5 required are considered theatre electives. 9 Credits Max.
Scene Shop Lab - Req. 1
Costume Lab - Req.
Production Run Crew Lab - Req.
Student choice of area
Student choice of area
TA 3105History of Drama and Theatre3
TA 3106History of Drama and Theatre3
TA 4315Directing3
Subtotal27
Major Requirements
CINE 2054Introduction to Cinema 33
CINE 2064Introduction to Cinema Production3
CINE 3214Fiction Cinema Production 43
or CINE 3224 Documentary Cinema Production
CINE 3184Cinema Production Topics 53
CINE 4084Cinema History3
Subtotal15
Additional Course Requirements
TA 2014Introduction to Theatre 33
ENGL 4164Studies in Shakespeare 33
TA 2104Fundamentals of Theatre and Production3
Subtotal9
Theatre and Cinema Elective Courses
Select six credit hours of Theatre and Cinema electives. 66
Subtotal6
Free Electives
Select 27 credits of free electives27
Subtotal27
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
Select six credits in Pathway 1f 6
Studies in Shakespeare (Requirement satisfied by the Cinema Major requirement)
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Introduction to Cinema (Requirement satisfied by the Cinema Major requirements)
Select three credits in Pathway 23
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six credits in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six credits (with an additional 2 lab credits for students in some majors) in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select six credits in Pathway 5f6
Select three credits in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Introduction to Theatre (Requirement satisfied by the Cinema Major requirement)
Select three credits in Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three credits in Pathway 73
Subtotal36
Total Credits120
1

Usually enrolled concurrent with TA 2414 Stage and Lighting Technology.

2

Pathways Course

3

One is required (3 hours). The second may be taken as a TA/CINE elective.

4

Minimum 3 hours of CINE 3184 Cinema Production Topics required; course may be repeated if different topics for up to 9 hours; additional hours over 3 can count as TA/CINE electives.

5

A minimum of 3 hours must be TA credits. No Theatre and Cinema classes, except for Topics courses may be counted for more than one place on the checksheet, unless otherwise indicated.

Note:

In accordance with university guidelines, courses satisfying degree core requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of a degree (e.g. Pathways).

Theatre Arts and Cinema Electives

TA 2014Introduction to Theatre (if not used in Option area) *3
DANC 2004Anatomy for Performers *3
TA/AFST/ENGL 2044Contemporary African American Theatre *3
CINE 2054Introduction to Cinema (if not used in Option area) *3
CINE 2064Introduction to Cinema Production3
TA 2144Foundations of Movement and Voice3
TA 2204Creative Dance *3
TA 2224Intermediate Performance Intensive3
TA 2404Introduction to Applied Collaborative Techniques *3
DANC 2024Introduction to Dance Techniques (may be repeated 3 times with different content) *3
TA/MUS 2604Introduction to Arts Marketing3
TA 2964Field Study (variable credit)1-19
TA 2974Independent Study (variable credit)1-19
TA 3014Theatre Production Lab (9 credits max.) (Scene Shop, Costume Shop, Production Run Crew, Management, Stage Management, Cinema Production Crew, General. Some are variable credit)1-3
DANC 3024 Intermediate/Advanced Dance Techniques (may be repeated 3 times with different content) *3
TA 3104Sound Technology Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)3-6
TA 3114Scenography Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)9
TA 3124Costume Design and Technology Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)1-9
TA 3134Lighting Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)1-9
TA 3144Theatre Technology Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)9
TA 3154Acting Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)9
TA 3164Voice and Speech Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)9
TA 3174Movement Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)9
CINE 3184Cinema Production Topics (variable credit; 9 credits max.)1-9
CINE 3214Fiction Cinema Production3
CINE 3224Documentary Cinema Production3
TA/ENGL 3315Playwriting3
CINE/AFST 3444African American Images in Film3
CINE 3514American Cinema Genres3
CINE 3524The Cinema Director3
CINE 3534Avant-Garde Cinema3
CINE/ENGL 3544Literature and Cinema3
TA 3604Arts Management3
TA 3624Stage Management3
TA 3954Study Abroad (variable credit)1-19
TA 4014Contemporary Theatre Seminar3
CINE 4084Cinema History3
CINE 4144Topics in Cinema Studies (9 credits max.) *3
TA 4304Theatre Outreach1-3
TA 4316Directing3
CINE 4534Underground Cinema and Culture3
TA 4704Professional Theatre Internship (variable credit/9 min., 15 max)9-15
TA 4964Field Study (variable credit)1-19
TA 4974Independent Study (variable credit)1-19
TA 4994Undergraduate Research (variable credit)1-19
*

Pathways Course

Foreign Language Requirements

Students who completed 3 years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language in high school have completed the requirement. Students who did not complete 3 years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language in high school may complete the requirement as follows:

  • Complete 2 years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language in high school plus 1105 or the equivalent in college (these 3 hours count toward the 120 required for graduation) or
  • Complete Foreign Language 1105-1106 equivalent courses (e.g., FR, SPAN, GER, ITAL, etc.) or the equivalent in college (these 6 hours do not count toward the 120 required for graduation)

Departmental Policies

Total Hours Required for Degree

A total of 120 hours is required for the degree.

Overall GPA

A GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation.

In-major GPA

All TA and CINE courses will be used to calculate the in-major GPA.
A minimum in-major GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation.
All major courses must be taken on an A-F basis, unless only offered as P/F.

Prerequisites

Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites, please consult the University Course Catalog and current Timetable, or check with your advisor, for the most current requirements.

Minimum Theatre Arts Credits

A minimum of 36 TA credits, including the Shakespeare course, is required for the Theatre Arts degree.

Satisfactory Progress Toward Degree

Upon having attempted 72 semester credits (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing, credit by examination, course withdrawal) students must have a minimum in-major GPA of 2.0 and must have completed:

CINE 2054Introduction to Cinema3
TA 2104Fundamentals of Theatre and Production3
TA 2114Script Analysis3
TA 2134Acting Lab3
TA/CINE XXX Other TA/CINE Requirement or Elective3
Total Credits15

Please consult the Undergraduate catalog for other University and College Satisfactory Progress requirements.