9.38. 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

  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 204 Shakespeare: Early Plays to 1603
ENG 206 Shakespeare: Late Plays, 1603-1613
THE 305 Shakespearean Performance
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

  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 100 Production Lab
THE 105 Beginning Characterization
THE 310 Stagecraft

  1. 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

  1. Completion of two of the following courses:

THE 205 Intermediate Characterization
THE 305 Shakespearean Performance
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 407 Internship in Theatre
THE 410 Movement for the Actor
THE 490 Advanced Special Topics in Theatre