College of Visual and Performing Arts
Theatre

Growing up, everyone had a favorite television character they wished they could be. Theatre majors get to act those characters out on stage or behind the camera. They can morph into a villain or an angel. Actors, designers, directors and technicians work together to entertain and educate. They give television and stage characters personality, design and build stage sets and costumes, and develop sound and lighting designs to create the "illusion of reality." 

UTtheatre majors have many opportunities to develop their talents, interests and career goals by combining a liberal arts degree with different options in theatre. Students can concentrate in performance, design and technology or theatre studies. In addition, theatre and film are combined in the same department, located in the Center for Performing Arts. The center has three flexible theatres, a recital hall, a box office, fully equipped costume and scene shops, a sound studio, computer labs, optical printing, 16mm film production facilities and non-linear digital video editing suites. These facilities are used to produce original work, hold public performances and much more. 

What to expect when you graduate 

Graduates can work in professional theatre, television, film and other fields of entertainment. They find jobs as actors, directors, technicians, designers, artistic directors, managing directors, stage managers, theme park consultants, event planners, dramaturges, producers, agents, business managers, company managers, teachers and playwrights. Many graduates also work in such fields as education, communication, advertising, public relations, manufacturing design, arts management, law, and medicine.

First Year 



Fall Semester 

ARS 1000 Orientation 1
ENGL 1110 College Composition I
MATH 1180 Math for Liberal Arts
THR 2200 Perspectives on Theatre
THR 1030 Stagecraft OR
THR 2610 Acting I

Foreign Language Elective
Total 17 hrs. 

Spring Semester 

ENGL 1130 College Composition II 3
HIST 1010 History
THR 1030 Stagecraft OR
THR 2610 Acting I

Foreign Language Elective
Total 13 hrs. 


Second Year 



Fall Semester 

ENGL 2720 Reading Drama
THR 2000 Theatre Practicum 1
THR 2640 Voice & Movement
Foreign Language Elective
Natural Sciences Elective
Natural Sciences Lab
1
Social Sciences Elective
Total 16 hrs. 

Spring Semester 

Theatre elective 
3
Foreign Language Elective
Natural Sciences Elective
Social Sciences Elective
Related Elective
Total 15 hrs. 


Third Year 



Fall Semester 

THR 2000 Theatre Practicum
1
THR 3710 Directing
THR 4110 Modern America Theatre OR
THR 3110 World Theatre I

Natural Science Elective
Multicultural Elective 3
Related Elective 3
Total 16 hrs. 

Spring Semester 

THR 3120 World Theatre II OR
Theatre Elective
Theatre Elective 3
Social Sciences Elective
Multicultural Elective 3
Related Area Elective 3
Total 15 hrs. 


Fourth Year 



Fall Semester 

THR 4500 Professional Aspects
THR 4110 Modern America Theatre OR
THR 3110 World Theatre I

3
Related Area Electives
Electives 6
Total 17 hrs. 

Spring Semester 

THR 3120 World Theatre II OR
Theatre Elective

3
Related Area Elective
General Electives
Theatre Elective
Total 15 hrs. 
* Sample curriculum varies, depending on placement tests and student interests. See an advisor regularly to make sure you are on track for graduation in a timely manner.
 
   
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Last Updated: 11/26/13