2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre Arts Major

Theatre Arts Major Requirements

Theatre Arts Degree Requirements

  • Hartwick College required Promise Core General Education courses
  • Theatre Arts Core Courses
  • Participation in two Departmental Performance/ Portfolio Reviews; at the end of second and third years
  • Successful proposal and completion of Senior Project (Capstone) in declared Area of Practice 
*NOTE: No more than 5 credits of theatre practicum count toward the total number of credits required to graduate*

Theatre Arts Core Courses

THEA 131Stagecrafts

3

THEA 132Costume Construction

3

THEA 140Acting I

3

THEA 270Introduction to Playwriting

3

THEA 222Play Analysis

3

Two Drama Literature or Theatre History Courses

6

THEA 490Senior Project

4

Sophomore Review

Junior Review

Areas of Practice

Design/Technology

THEA 145Stage Makeup

3

THEA 245Stage Management

3

Technical Production

3

Design II Lighting and Sound

3

Design II Scene and Costumes

3

THEA 220Play Production

4

Practicum

4

Electives

Performance/Management

THEA 145Stage Makeup

3

THEA 245Stage Management

3

Movement and Dance for Theatre

2 to 4

THEA 240Acting II

4

THEA 295Applied Theatre

3

THEA 220Play Production

4

Practicum

4

Electives

Theatre Studies

THEA 120Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

THEA 260Art of the Cinema

3

Two Drama Literature or Theatre History Courses

6

THEA 240Acting II

4

Or

THEA 231Fundamentals of Design

4

THEA 295Applied Theatre

3

BUSA 101Introduction to Business

3

Practicum

4

Electives

Three-Year Degree Program

THEA 120Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

THEA 260Art of the Cinema

3

Two Drama Literature or Theatre History Courses

6

THEA 240Acting II

4

Or

THEA 231Fundamentals of Design

4

THEA 295Applied Theatre

3

BUSA 101Introduction to Business

3

Practicum

4

Electives

Concentration in Musical Theatre

For a the degree in Music or Theatre Arts (16-17 credits minimum)

*MUPF 303, minimum of 2 semesters required

One History Course

MUSI 175Evolution & Mechanics of Broadway

3

Five Techniques Courses

MUED 229Vocal Methods

2

Or

MUSI 250AIntroduction to Singing

3

MUPF 303Private Lessons/Voice (1hr)

1

THEA 110Intro Mvmt & Dance for Theater

1

THEA 140Acting I

3

Two Production and Workshop Courses

MUSI 105Musical Theater/Opera Production

4

Or

THEA 105Musical Theater

4

MUPF 318Opera & Musical Theater Scenes

1

Suggested Electives

MUPF 250Musical Theatre Pit Ensemble

1

MUPF 202Pvt Lessons/Keyboard(1/2hr)

1

Or

MUPF 302Private Lessons/Keyboard(1hr)

1

MUSI 112Introduction to Basic Piano

3

THEA 100Theatre Practicum

1

THEA 111Modern Dance I

1

THEA 120Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

THEA 231Fundamentals of Design

4

THEA 240Acting II

4

Theatre Arts Degree Pathway

First Year

Fall

THEA 111Modern Dance I

1

THEA 120Introduction to Theatre Arts

3

THEA 140Acting I

3

Spring

THEA 110Intro Mvmt & Dance for Theater

1

THEA 131Stagecrafts

3

THEA 100Theatre Practicum

1

Second Year

Fall

MUSI 120Introduction to Music Business

3

MUSI 280Music of the World's Cultures

3

Electives

Winter

THEA 105Musical Theater

4

Spring

THEA 101Practicum: Performance

1

THEA 231Fundamentals of Design

4

THEA 222Play Analysis

3

Sophomore Review

Third Year

Fall

Theatre History or Drama Courses

Electives

Spring

ENGL 336Shakespeare I: the Early Plays (A,C,G)

3

THEA 270Introduction to Playwriting

3

Theatre History or Drama Courses

Junior Review

Fourth Year

Fall

THEA 220Play Production

4

THEA 490Senior Project

4

Spring

Electives