Directing Concentration, Theatre Arts (BFA)

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The concentration in Directing focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for continuing work in this field. The concentration requires 8 courses or 32 credit hours of coursework that includes the first two quarters of the Dramaturgy I sequence (8 credit hours), two courses chosen from a corpus of four, depending on the student’s directorial focus and interests (8 credit hours), a combination of two production practices and/or internship (8 credit hours), and two additional courses approved in consultation with the student’s advisor. The breakdown of this coursework is as follows:

Course Title Quarter Hours
The first two quarters of the Dramaturgy I sequence:
THE 234DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATURGY4
THE 235DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION DRAMATURGY4
Select two of the following:8
DRAMATURGY I: TYA AND PLAYWORKS DRAMATURGY
DRAMATURGY II: CIVIC DRAMATURGY
DRAMATURGY II: NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY
NEW PLAY WORKSHOP
NEW PLAY WORKSHOP
Select two of the following:8
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE I
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE III
THEATRE STUDIES INTERNSHIP
Select two additional courses as approved by the advisor8

Open Electives 

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize these courses to pursue a minor or second major.​​​