Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

About

As a theatre major, you’ll get experience in three major areas: acting, teaching, and the technical side of things, which includes lighting, costume and design. You’ll learn about movement and voice, practice your skills and perform for live audiences.

Curriculum & Requirements

Theatre Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Theatre majors are expected to complete a senior thesis and participate in the public performance program offered by the Theatre Program.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required.

Required Courses
THTR 110MOVEMENT AND VOICE3
THTR/HUMN 202THEATRE IN THE HUMANITIES (satisfies a general university requirement for Humanities, Fine Arts)5
THTR 210ACTING I4
THTR 226STAGE MAKE-UP1
THTR/HUMN 303SURVEY OF THEATRE HISTORY5
THTR 310ACTING II4
THTR 330STAGE COSTUME3
THTR 331 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY I5
THTR 332THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY II5
THTR 338CONCEPTS OF THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THTR 380THEATRE EXPERIENCE (must be repeated four times)4
THTR 412ACTING: THE PROFESSION4
or THTR 430 THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY III
THTR 421DIRECTING I4
THTR 422DIRECTING II4
Electives–choose from the following8
Note: students can use selective THTR 496 courses as electives with permission of the program director.
NARRATIVE SCRIPT ANALYSIS
FUND OF MUSIC/DANCE THEATRE
SPECIAL SKILLS FOR ACTORS (may be repeated for credit when topic varies)
ACTING WORKSHOP: VARIABLE TOPICS (may be repeated for credit when topic varies)
SPECIAL STUDIES
ACTING III
ACTING: THE PROFESSION
THEATRE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY III
SCENE DESIGN
TOPICS IN THEATRE
STAGE DOOR TO THE FUTURE
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN THEATRE
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Required Senior Thesis
THTR 491SENIOR THESIS PROJECT5
Total Credits67

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BA in Theatre from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • analyze a play’s dramatic action;
  • articulate fundamental principles of theatrical design skills;
  • demonstrate professional acting techniques for the stage;
  • demonstrate professional directing techniques for the stage;
  • demonstrate proficiency in costume construction for the stage;
  • demonstrate proficiency in lighting for the stage;
  • demonstrate proficiency in scenic construction for the stage;
  • demonstrate solid collaborative skills in the creation of theatrical work.