Theatre for Young Audiences Concentration, Theatre Arts (BFA)

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The concentration in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) 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. The breakdown of this coursework includes the three-term Dramaturgy I sequence (12 credit hours), a minimum of three terms (12 credit hours) of Production Practice assignments in The Theatre School’s Playworks Series and/or a TYA Internship—in which the student serves as assistant director, dramaturg, or assistant dramaturg, and two additional courses (8 credit hours) as approved by the student’s advisor, as follows:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Dramaturgy Sequence I:
THE 234DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATURGY4
THE 235DRAMATURGY I: INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCTION DRAMATURGY4
THE 236DRAMATURGY I: TYA AND PLAYWORKS DRAMATURGY4
Select three of the following:12
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.