BA in Theatre with Emphasis in Performance
Degree Program Description
Students in the BA in Theatre with emphasis in Performance are offered a curriculum that includes a sequence of acting and performance classes, emphasizing scene study in comedy and drama, contemporary and period styles, stage movement, vocal performance, and musical theatre performance. But it’s more than just acting, singing, and dancing – our performance students take introductory and advanced classes in theatre history, script analysis, directing, stage combat, improvisation, American musicals, stage makeup, storytelling, folklore, performance art, performance of literature, and theatre of the oppressed. Students have the opportunity to put into practice what they learn in the classroom by performing in a variety of productions -- from main stage faculty-directed musicals and plays, to student-directed shows, ensembles and workshops. College credit can be earned during the academic year for performing in MU Theatre productions, as well as those of the World Theatre Workshop, the MU Center for Applied Theatre and Drama Research, the Missouri Playwrights Workshop, the Larry Clark Actor’s Workshop, and the Troubling Violence Performance Project, and during the summer as a member of our our professional Summer Repertory Theatre company. MU Theatre alumni are involved in theatre, film, and television in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and across the country. They are actors, singers, dancers, directors, stage managers, musicians, storytellers, and teachers, who share their love of theatre and the performing arts by entertaining and enlightening audiences everywhere.
Major Program Requirements
|Performance classes chosen from||12|
|THEATR 3420||Acting I||3|
|THEATR 3430||Acting II||3|
|THEATR 3600||Theatrical Directing||3|
|THEATR 4220||Acting III||3|
See also Technical Theatre and Writing for Performance emphasis areas.
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1100||3|
|Humanities||3||Am. Government or History||3|
|Foreign Language I||4||Foreign Language II||4|
|THEATR 1320 or 1340||3||THEATR 1420||3|
|Foreign Language III||4||Humanities||3|
|Biological/Physical/Math Science w/ lab||4-5||Biological/Physical/Math Science+||3|
|THEATR 2710||3||Social Science||3|
|THEATR 2200 or 2920||3||THEATR 2330||3|
|THEATR 2800 or 2800W||3|
|Behavioral Science||3||3000+level Electives||6|
|THEATR 3420 or 2920||3||THEATR 2300||1|
|THEATR 2510||3||THEATR 3430 or 2920||3|
|3000+ level Writing Intensive||3||Humanities++||3|
|THEATR 4220 or 2920||3||THEATR 4990||1|
|THEATR 3300||1||3000+ level Elective||6|
|3000+ level Electives||6||Electives||5|
|Total Credits: 120-121|
Math Reasoning Proficiency
Course numbered 2000 or above
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