UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 07/2004

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

 

Date:      9/24/04

Discipline/Division:      Theatre/Humanities

 

 

I.   Introductory Statement:       

The discipline encompasses theatre as an artistic form and as a social and cultural institution. The study of theatre arts enables the individual to develop a creative imagination, an inquiring mind, a sense of social responsibility, professional discipline, a collaborative attitude, artistic standards and judgment, and a respect for the art form.

 

II.  Objectives:      

The curriculum provides sound academic and practical training in theatre arts for undergraduate liberal arts students, for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in the field, and for those preparing to teach. It is designed to help students develop an appreciation for and ability to produce quality theatre.

 

III.            Assessment:      

No changes at this time

 

IV. Requirements for a Major:      

Major Requirements

Th 1101-The Theatre Experience: An Introduction

Th 1111-Fundamentals of Acting

Th 1301-Fundamentals of Design

Th 2101-Fundamentals of Directing

Th 2301-Stagecraft

Th 3101-World Theatre: History and Literature I

Th 3102-World Theatre: History and Literature II

Th 3201-Advanced Acting and Directing: Period Styles  Advanced Acting

or Th 3202-Advanced Acting and Directing: Realism and Alternatives Advanced Directing 

Th 4901-Senior Project

or Th 4994-Senior Honors Project

 

one course from:

Th 2111-Creative Drama with Children

Th 2201-Voice and Movement

Th 2211-Oral Interpretation

Th 2221-Readers' Theatre

Th 3000-Variable Topics in Theatre Arts (as approved by discipline)

Th 3001-Theatre Scene Painting Studio 

Th 3003-Stage Management 

Th 3201-Advanced Acting and Directing: Period Styles  Advanced Acting

Th 3202-Advanced Acting and Directing: Realism and Alternatives Advanced Directing 

Th 3301-Stage Lighting

Th 3302-Stage Costuming

Th 3303-Computer-Assisted Drawing

Th 4301-Scenic Design

*six major production responsibilities (three of which must be in a faculty-directed production and three of which must be in the junior and senior years)

*a portfolio review in the junior year

*at least one para-programmatic theatre experience that is arranged through a theatre arts faculty member and may take any number of forms, e.g., an internship with a theatre company, study abroad, or theatre tour to New York or London

 

Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Required courses may not be taken S-N. 

 

Minor Requirements

Th 1101-The Theatre Experience: An Introduction

Th 1111-Fundamentals of Acting

Th 1301-Fundamentals of Design

Th 2101-Fundamentals of Directing

Th 2301-Stagecraft

 

at least three courses from:

Th 2111-Creative Drama with Children

Th 2201-Voice and Movement

Th 2211-Oral Interpretation

Th 2221-Readers' Theatre

Th 3000-Variable Topics in Theatre Arts (as approved by discipline)

Th 3001-Theatre Scene Painting Studio 

Th 3003-Stage Management

Th 3101-World Theatre: History and Literature I

Th 3102-World Theatre: History and Literature II

Th 3201-Advanced Acting and Directing: Period Styles Advanced Acting

or Th 3202-Advanced Acting and Directing: Realism and Alternatives Advanced Directing

Th 3301-Stage Lighting

Th 3302-Stage Costuming

Th 3303-Computer-Assisted Drawing

Th 4301-Scenic Design

three major production responsibilities (at least one of which must be in a faculty-directed production and at least two to be completed in the junior and senior years)

 

Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D may be used to meet the minor requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B.  Required courses may not be taken S-N. 

 

VI.            Requirements for Teacher Preparation:      

Teacher Preparation Requirements

Students seeking teaching licensure in dance and theatre arts K-12 should refer to the Education, Secondary (SeEd) section of this catalog.

 

VII. Other heading (include heading title) :      

N/A