TheatreTHE ESSENTIAL THEATRE
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DEGREE OFFERINGS Under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, the program in theatre offers pre-professional preparation by combining acting, directing, designing, managing and producing with the literary, historical, and creative study of drama. The program offers two degree options: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science. Students may receive a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Theatre or a Bachelor of Science in Theatre with a major in drama education.
Currently the only Theatre Education program in Florida approved by the Florida Board of Regents an Florida Department of Education, this program offers teaching methods and approaches to theatre arts that are of value in the classroom. One semester of student teaching internship is required of all Theatre Education Majors.
The performance program provides the student-actor with pre-professional experiences from classical to contemporary styles. Training is achieved through classroom activities and practical productions experiences that build upon self-awareness, use of imagination and text analysis.
THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
All students must complete the general education core curriculum required by the University. In addition to these courses, the Performance track requires completion of a minimum of forty (40) semester hours of theatre courses and a minimum of eighteen (18) hours in an approved minor. The Theatre Education track requires the completion of a minimum of thirty semester hours of theatre courses and a professional education core, which includes student teaching.
THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MINOR
The student minor must consult a theatre advisor; complete eighteen (18) semester hours of theatre courses which include Introduction to Theatre and four (4) hours of laboratory courses (one hour per semester). The remaining semester hours are to be selected from the theatre core curriculum. In addition, minors are expected to participate fully in all theatre activities in order to become knowledgeable in all phases of the discipline.