Theatre, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Phys./Natural Science4
Core II Humanities3
Core II Social Science3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural/International3
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Major Requirements
THE 101 Cap graduation image Introduction to Theatre3
THE 201Crit Analysis Theatre Lit3
THE 245Intro to Technical Theatre4
THE 250Introduction to Costuming4
THE 440 Cap graduation image Theatre History To 16603
THE 441 Cap graduation image Theatre Hist Since 16603
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
THE 295Sophomore Review0
Select three of the following Restricted THE Electives:9
Stage Movement I: Foundations
Stage Voice I: Foundations
Acting I: Foundations
Stage Lighting I
Drafting & Rendering
Stage Decor
Stage Make-up
THE Elective3
THE Elective3
THE Elective3
THE Elective3
THE Elective3
THE 270Theatre Practicum1
THE 270Theatre Practicum1
THE 370 Cap graduation image Theatre Practicum1
THE 370Theatre Practicum1
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Minor Requirement3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3

Major Information

  • B. A. in Theatre Program Requirements
    • Students must earn at least 120 credit hours.
    • Theatre Core 36 credit hours, including THE 295 Sophomore Review
    • Theatre Electives 15 credit hours
    • Minor 15-18 credit hours
      • Additional non-Theatre electives 17-29 credit hours
    • Work in conjunction with a Theatre advisor in the selection of classes.

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Four Year Plan

The mission of the School of Theatre at Marshall University is consistent with its identity as a professionally oriented program within the College of Arts and Media. The School of Theatre at Marshall University offers rigorous Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts while fostering a broad liberal arts approach to study. The Bachelor of Arts in the Arts emphasizes a breadth of content knowledge in Art, Music, or Theatre, augmented by extensive course work outside the discipline. The degree is designed to allow students maximum flexibility by pairing one or more of the arts with one or more outside disciplines.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
THE 101 Cap graduation image Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 245
Intro to Technical Theatre
or Introduction to Costuming
4
Restricted THE Elective 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
THE 245
Intro to Technical Theatre
or Introduction to Costuming
4
Restricted THE Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
Core I Critical Thinking 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Social Science (CT, MC/I) 3
Restricted THE Elective 3
THE 270 Theatre Practicum 1
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Core II Humanities (WI) 3
THE 201 Crit Analysis Theatre Lit 3
THE Elective 3
THE 295 Sophomore Review 0
THE 270 Theatre Practicum 1
Elective Outside of Major 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
THE 440 Cap graduation image Theatre History To 1660 3
THE Elective 3
THE 370 Cap graduation image Theatre Practicum 1
Minor Requirement 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
THE Elective 3
THE Elective 3
THE 370 Theatre Practicum 1
Elective Outside of Major 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
First Semester
THE 441 Cap graduation image Theatre Hist Since 1660 3
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project 3
THE Elective 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
Elective Outside of Major 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
THE Elective 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
Minor Requirement 3
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120