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Theater Studies
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Theater Major  |  Theater Minor

Theater Major
(a minimum of 39 semester course credits)

Core requirements:

DNC 159 Stage Production (2)

THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I (2)

THS 017 Embodied Movement (1)

THS 106 Acting Fundamentals II (2)

THS 137 Performance (3)

THS 141 Acting Methods (2)

THS 164 History of Theater (3)

THS 175A and 175B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (1, 3)

THS 275A and 275B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (1, 3)

THS 190 Senior Class Showcase (3)
Theater major only

Electives:

Electives or seminars in other departments with the approval from the director of theater studies may apply towards a major/minor.

DNC 014/114 Dance Forms (1)

DNC 034/134 Movement Improvisation (2)

DNC 080 Laban Studies (2)

DNC 170/270 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration (2-3)

DNC 198/298 Dance Theater in Traditional Contemporary Performance (3)

THS 020 Communications: Presence and Public Speaking (3)

THS 143 Acting for Camera (2)

THS 151 Costume Design (2)

THS 160 Topics in Musical Theater (2)

THS 168/268 Directing (2; 2)

NOTE: Students must take one elective course outside of the theater studies (e.g., dance, music, English). The course must be approved by the theater advisor.

Courses offered at ACT (17 semester course credits):

ACT 406 Acting Styles* (4)

ACT 414 Physical Theater** (3)

ACT 424 Voice, Verse, and Character* (3)

ACT 434 Cultural Landscapes/Arts Colloquy (3)

ACT 454 Devised Work** (4)

For description and schedule of courses, please visit ACT Curriculum.

* Prerequisite: THS 004, Acting Fundamentals I. Can be taken concurrently.

** Prerequisite: THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I or THS 017 Embodied Movement. One of these can be taken concurrently.


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Theater Minor
(a minimum of 19 semester course credits)

Under the auspices of the Mills Dance Department, students are able to design their own minor in theater studies. After fulfilling the requirements, students choose electives to create a minor with an emphasis on drama (based on seminars courses) or on physical theater (based on practicum/performance classes).

Core requirements:

DNC 159 Stage Production (2)

THS 004 Acting Fundamentals I (2)

THS 017 Embodied Movement (1)

THS 106 Acting Fundamentals II (2)

THS 164 History of Theater (3)

THS 137 Performance (3)

THS 141 Acting Methods (2)

THS 175A and 175B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (1, 3)

THS 275A and 275B Documentary Theater/Playwriting (1, 3)

Electives (3 semester course credits):

Electives or seminars in other departments with the approval from the director of theater studies may apply towards a major/minor.

DNC 014/114 Dance Forms (1)

DNC 034/134 Movement Improvisation (2)

DNC 080 Laban Studies (2)

DNC 170/270 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Collaboration (2-3)

DNC 198/298 Dance Theater in Traditional Contemporary Performance (3)

THS 143 Acting for Camera (2)

THS 151 Costume Design (2)

THS 160 Topics in Musical Theater (2)

THS 168/268 Directing (2; 2)

NOTE: Students must take one elective course outside of theater studies (e.g., dance, music, English). The course must be approved by the theater advisor.

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Last Updated: 3/1/16