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
|THEATR 4570||Theatrical Costume Design||3|
|Performance classes chosen from||14|
|THEATR 1250||World Theatre Workshop||2|
|THEATR 1360||Stage Makeup||1|
|THEATR 1420||Stage Movement for the Actor||2|
|THEATR 2200||Introduction to Performance Studies||3|
|THEATR 2410||Performance Workshop||1|
|THEATR 3200||Performance of Literature||3|
|THEATR 3230||Vocal Performance Technique||3|
|THEATR 3420||Acting I||3|
|THEATR 3430||Acting II||3|
|THEATR 3600||Theatrical Directing||3|
|THEATR 4220||Acting III||3|
|THEATR 4240||Theory and Practice of Theatre of the Oppressed||3|
|THEATR 4460||Musical Theatre Performance||3|
|THEATR 4600||Advanced Directing||3|
|Design / technical classes||2-3|
See also Technical Theatre and Writing for Performance emphasis areas.
|ENGLSH 1000||3||MATH 1100||3|
|Behavioral Science||3||Am. Government or History||3|
|Foreign Language I||5||Foreign Language II||5|
|THEATR 1320 or 1340||3||THEATR 2800||3|
|Humanities*||3||Foreign Language III||3|
|Biological/Physical/Math Science+||3||Biological/Physical/Math Science||4-5|
|Social Science||3||General Elective||3|
|THEATR 2300||1||Theatre Performance Electives||6|
|Theatre Design/Tech Elective||3|
|Behavioral Science++||3||General Electives||6|
|Theatre Performance Electives||6||THEATR 3300||1|
|Theatre Performance Elective||6||THEATR 3700||3|
|THEATR 4990||1||Upper Division WI Course||3|
|General Electives||9||3000+-level Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 122-123|
Math Reasoning Proficiency
Course numbered 2000 or above
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