9.41. 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
  2. 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
  3. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • THE 315 Scenic Design
    • THE 316 Lighting Design
    • THE 317 Costume Design
  4. Completion of four of the following courses (see “Note” in 5.a., below):
    • ENG 204 Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
    • ENG 204 Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
    • ENG 206 Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
    • THE 305 Shakespearean Performance
    • THE 306 Acting for the Camera
    • THE 330 Directing for the Stage I
    • 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 407 Internship in Theatre
    • THE 410 Movement for the Actor
    • THE 490 Advanced Special Topics in Theatre
  5. Additional requirements and things to note:
    • 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 100 Production Lab
    • THE 105 Beginning Characterization
    • THE 310 Stagecraft
  2. Completion of one of the following courses:
    • ENG 204 Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
    • ENG 206 Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
    • THE 210 Theatre History I: Greeks to Restoration
    • THE 220 Theatre History II: Renaissance to 20th Century
  3. Completion of two of the following courses:
    • THE 205 Intermediate Characterization
    • THE 205 Intermediate Characterization
    • THE 305 Shakespearean Performance
    • THE 306 Acting for the Camera
    • THE 315 Scenic Design
    • THE 316 Lighting Design
    • THE 317 Costume Design
    • THE 330 Directing for the Stage I
    • 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
    • THE 495 Internship in Theatre