Bachelor in Theatre

Drury University

Program Description

Bachelor in Theatre

Drury University

Programs in theatre support the liberal arts mission of Drury University by offering:

  1. Basic courses designed to develop appreciation and lead to increased understanding of theatre arts and their contribution to the cultural life,
  2. Courses that lead to a major or minor in theatre and provide opportunities for students from the general campus population to fulfill graduation requirements,
  3. Programs that prepare students for professional careers, graduate study or teaching,
  4. Curricular and co-curricular productions integrated with the course offerings to provide majors with creative laboratory experiences, all Drury students with participation opportunities, and the entire Drury community with opportunities to experience a wide variety of theatrical productions.

Theatre students are expected to pursue individual educational goals within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The department of theatre offers a major in theatre leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Within the general theatre major, students have options for selecting specific emphases in the field. Students planning secondary teaching careers may pursue a major program leading to certification; this option may be combined with the pursuit of an additional teaching area.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

Major Requirements

  • Acting I
  • Theatre Practicum
  • Stagecraft
  • Play Direction
  • Research

Choose one course from the following:

  • Modern Dance
  • Ballet I
  • Tap I
  • Jazz Dance

Choose one course from the following:

  • Costume Design
  • Scene Design
  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound Design

Choose three from the following:

  • History of Theatre: Origins to Renaissance
  • History of Theatre: Renaissance to Romanticism
  • History of Theatre: Realism to Contemporary
  • History and Development of American Musical Theatre

Choose one of the following courses:

  • Stage Management
  • Acting II
  • Writing for Stage and Screen
  • Costume Design
  • Scene Design
  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound Design

Choose six hours from the following: (no more than four hours can be dance)

  • Modern Dance
  • Voice and Speech for the Theatre
  • Stage Makeup
  • Costume Production
  • Play Analysis
  • Stage Management
  • Ballet I
  • Ballet II
  • Tap I
  • Tap II
  • Acting II
  • Jazz Dance
  • Acting Workshop: Acting for the Camera
  • Acting Workshop: Singing for the Actor
  • Acting Workshop: Acting in Shakespeare
  • Acting Workshop: Audition Technique
  • Scene Study
  • History of Theatre: Origins to Renaissance
  • History of Theatre: Renaissance to Romanticism
  • History of Theatre: Realism to Contemporary
  • History and Development of American Musical Theatre
  • Theatre on Both Sides of the Pond: New York and London
  • Writing for Stage and Screen
  • Costume Design
  • Scene Design
  • Stage Lighting
  • Sound Design
  • Advanced Play Direction
  • Advanced Playwriting
  • Advanced Projects in Production and Design
  • Acting III

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Each student majoring or minoring in theatre is expected to:

  • Complete the prescribed course of study for the major or minor.
  • Complete one semester hour of credit in Theatre Practicum (THTR 200-201) for each semester of residence, typically eight hours.
  • Participate actively in the co-curricular theatre productions each semester.

Students majoring in theatre must also complete an approved senior project in theatre.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 5, 2018
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Sept. 2018
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USA - Springfield, Missouri
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