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4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Theatre have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Production

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Production

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Design and Production

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Theatre

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Cliff Thompson
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements." 

I.    General Education Requirements 46 hours
    (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
     For Teaching Licensure Limit III.
C. 3. Fine Arts to:  THE 160 Introduction to Theatre
II. Theatre Major Core Requirements
    ART 130 2-D Design OR 3 hours
    ART 332 3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques (3)
    THE 265 Acting I 3
    THE 266 Technical Theatre Production I OR 3
    THE 267 Technical Theatre Production II (3)
    THE 365 History of Theatre I (W) 3
    THE 366 History of Theatre II (W) 3
    THE 465 Directing 3
    THE 467 Theatre and the Christian (W) 3
    THE 468A,B,C Senior Seminar/Project
1-3
22-24 hours
III.    Major Requirements
      B.A. Major in Theater: Performance
      For Teaching Licensure, General Education Fine Arts requirement must be
THE 160 Introduction to Theatre.
    MUS 150 Beginning Voice 1 hour
    THE 161 Theatre Lab: Set 1
    THE 246 Voice and Articulation 3
    THE 270 Theatre Movement 3
    THE 362 Theatre Lab: Audition Preparation 1
    THE 377 Period Styles of Acting 3
    THE Theater Labs: 3 Additional 3
       Six additional hours of THE courses*
(excluding THE labs and Pied Pipers)
6
21 hours
     *Students certifying to teach must take
       THE 368 Creative Dramatics for Children.
B.A. Major in Theatre: Design/Production
ART 120 Drawing I 3 hours
ART 130 2-D Design OR  3
ART 332 3-D Design and Sculptural Techniques (3)
 Design/Production Majors must complete both ART 130 and ART 332.
THE 161 Theatre Lab: Set 1
THE 261 Theatre Lab: Costume/Makeup 1
THE 266 Technical Theatre Production I OR 3
THE 267 Technical Theatre Production II (3)
Design/Production Majors must complete both THE 266 and THE 267.
THE 330 Scene Design and Stage Lighting 3
THE 340 Costume and Makeup 3
THE Theater Labs: 3 Additional 3
ART/THE  six additional hours of ART or THE courses
(excluding THE labs and Pied Pipers)
6
26 hours
 IV.    Additional Requirements  
         Humanities Course for B.A. Degree  3-4 hours
  V. Electives (including additional Bible) 31-34 hours

Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Theatre
1. Completion of the B.A. major in Theatre: Performance as outlined above.
2. Required professional education courses (see School of Education entry).

The place God calls you is to where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.

Every year FHU Theatre grads prove that it's possible to maintain a vibrant spiritual life while working in the theatre. They are at work in an industry hungry for Christian compassion and redemption. At FHU, your passion for performing can blossom into a career that entertains and heals.

Theatre programs in liberal arts universities all have much in common. Students enroll in a variety of acting, history, literature and performance theory classes. In the classroom, students study various areas of theatre design and technology. Almost every theatre program produces plays and musicals. So what makes FHU Theatre different?

The primary difference lies in the exploration of faith and art. Emerging theatre artists learn how their Christian faith strengthens the work. How they can invite God into the rehearsal hall, the scene shop, and the box office. Faith isn't a limitation. It empowers the student artist to speak to a fallen world.

Another importance difference can quickly be seen on the day after a show closes. All theatre majors gather for "debriefing sessions" led by the director of theatre. Students are challenged to think through both the strengths and weaknesses of their work, to learn how to become better artists for future work. The emphasis on theatre production as a learning tool and not an end in itself distinguishes FHU Theatre from programs in many other institutions.

"Creating a Community of Believer Artists" -- The Mission of FHU Theatre,

The Freed-Hardeman University Theatre program strives to provide a challenging, creative environment built upon scholarship and practice in which all students may enlarge their artistic potential, and to assemble a community of believer-artists dedicated to impacting their world for Christ.

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