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Directing, Dramaturgy, & Cultural Performance Concentration

Theatre majors in the Directing, Dramaturgy, & Cultural Performance concentration explore the creative process of play production through the role of director as well as interrogate the world of plays and performance through scholarly research. With courses in acting, directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, children’s theatre, and site-specific theatre, students acquire valuable hands-on experience.

Required Program Core Courses

See Theatre Major Required Courses, Practicum, and Major Elective

Required Foundational Courses

  • THE 260 Performance Media History - 3 credits
  • THE 271 Directing II - 3 credits
  • THE 273 Advanced Acting - 3 credits
  • THE 374 Directing III - 3 credits

Elective Courses

  • Choose six (6) credits:
    • THE 299 Diversity in Performance - 3 credits
    • Choose one course:
      • ENG308/THE 308 Playwriting - 3 credits
      • COM 357 Scriptwriting - 3 credits
    • THE 309 Feminist Playwriting Workshop - 3 credits
    • THE 351 Adaptation/Media/Performance - 3 credits
    • THE 361 Musical Theatre - 3 credits
    • THE 365 Special Topics in Theatre (when topically appropriate) - 3 credits
    • THE 470 Children's Theatre - 3 credits
    • THE 471 On-Camera Acting - 3 credits
    • THE 499 Site-Specific Theatre - 3 credits

Core Requirements: 27 credits
Concentration Total: 18 credits
Total: 45 credits