9.35. Theatre

Programs offered:

B.A. in Theatre
Minor in Theatre (TU)

Students majoring in Theatre engage in both the scholarship and practice of theatre and its various disciplines. Courses in acting, directing, stagecraft, design, history, playwriting and administration offer students a broad depth of study firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition. A variety of department productions provide students ongoing opportunities to apply their knowledge in public venues. Oglethorpe’s unique relationship with professional theatre companies in residence provides students with performance opportunities and professionally oriented internships unparalleled in the region.

A Theatre minor serves as an appropriate complement to a variety of majors in communications and the humanities.

B.A. in Theatre (see Sec. 8.5.1. for a complete list of B.A. graduation requirements)

  1. Completion of the following course a minimum of four separate times:

THE 100               Production Lab

  1. Completion of all of the following courses:

THE 105               Beginning Characterization
THE 205               Intermediate Characterization
THE 210               Theatre History I
THE 220               Theatre History II
THE 310               Stagecraft
THE 330               Directing for the Stage I
THE 407               Internship in Theatre

  1. Completion of one of the following courses:

THE 315               Scenic Design
THE 316               Lighting Design
THE 317               Costume Design

  1. Completion of four of the following courses (see “Note” in 5.a., below):

ENG 204              Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
ENG 206              Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
THE 305               Shakespearean Performance
THE 340               Directing for the Stage II
THE 350               Playwriting
THE 400               Advanced Independent Study in Theatre
THE 405               Voice and Speech for the Actor
THE 410               Movement for the Actor
THE 490               Advanced Special Topics in Theatre

  1. Additional requirements and things to note:
  1. Note: Students may also choose a second design course (THE 315, THE 316 or THE 317) as one of the four courses.

Minor in Theatre (TU)

  1. Completion of all of the following courses:

THE 105               Beginning Characterization
THE 205               Intermediate Characterization
THE 310               Stagecraft

  1. Completion of one of the following courses:

THE 210               Theatre History I: Greeks to Restoration
THE 220               Theatre History II: Renaissance to 20th Century

  1. Completion of one of the following courses:

ENG 204              Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
ENG 206              Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
THE 407               Internship in Theatre
THE 490               Advanced Special Topics in Theatre