Production (Theatre), Emphasis

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 Mortarboard Icon - Milestone course: a key success marker for your major. See your advisor to discuss the importance of this course in your plan of study.

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/.

Major

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication3
Core II Mathematics
Core II Physical/Natural Science
Core II Humanities
Core II Social Science
Core II Fine Arts
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Multicultural/International
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
Major Requirements
THE 101Introduction to Theatre3
THE 245Intro to Technical Theatre4
THE 240Stage Lighting I4
THE 250Introduction to Costuming4
THE 220Stage Movement I: Foundations3
THE 221Stage Voice I: Foundations3
THE 222Acting I: Foundations3
THE 295Sophomore Review0
THE 201Crit Analysis Theatre Lit3
THE 440Theatre History To 16603
THE 441Theatre Hist Since 16603
THE 490Professional Theatre Residency1-4
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project3
THE 340Stage Decor3
THE 354Stage Make-up3
THE 355Costume Design3
THE 360Scene Design I3
THE 450Stage Lighting II3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
THE 270Theatre Practicum1
THE 270Theatre Practicum1
THE 270Theatre Practicum1
THE 370Theatre Practicum1
THE 370Theatre Practicum1
THE 370Theatre Practicum1
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3
Elective Outside of Major3

The production program at Marshall University is centered on the belief that the best theatre experiences are based on the collaborative efforts of well-informed theatre artists. Marshall’s production students are presented with a sequential series of courses unique to their chosen discipline.  Curricula and carefully crafted production calendars are designed to develop an advanced understanding of the art of theatre, focused study within the discipline and applied production opportunities. The success of this approach is sufficient for us to require that our B.F.A. students apply for, and receive, internships and/or professional contracts in their field of study prior to receiving their degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
ENG 101 Bison image Beginning Composition 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 245
Intro to Technical Theatre
or Introduction to Costuming
4
THE 221 Stage Voice I: Foundations 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
Core II Mathematics 3
THE 270 Theatre Practicum 1
CMM 103 Bison image Fund Speech-Communication 3
THE 245
Intro to Technical Theatre
or Introduction to Costuming
4
THE 220 Stage Movement I: Foundations 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
First Semester
ENG 201 Bison image Advanced Composition 3
Core II Social Science (MC/I, WI) 3
THE 240 Stage Lighting I 4
THE 270 Theatre Practicum 1
THE 340 Stage Decor 3
THE 201 Crit Analysis Theatre Lit 3
THE 295 Sophomore Review 0
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
Core II Humanities (CT, WI) 3
THE 201 Crit Analysis Theatre Lit 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
Elective In Major 3
THE 270 Theatre Practicum 1
THE 354 Stage Make-up 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
THE 440 Theatre History To 1660 3
THE 360 Scene Design I 3
THE 490 Professional Theatre Residency 3
Elective In Major 3
THE 370 Theatre Practicum 1
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
THE 355 Costume Design 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
THE 450 Stage Lighting II 3
Elective in Major 3
Elective in Major 3
THE 370 Theatre Practicum 1
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
First Semester
THE 441 Theatre Hist Since 1660 3
THE 499 Bison image Senior Capstone Project 3
Elective Outside of Major 3
THE 370 Theatre Practicum 1
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
Elective Outside of Major 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
Core I Critical Thinking 3
THE 450 Stage Lighting II 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours119