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College of Fine Arts and Communication


School of Theatre and Dance


John Shearin, Director, 105 Messick Building

Prospective dance majors must be admitted both to the university and to the dance program as intended majors of the ECU School of Theatre and Dance. Admission to the dance program as an intended major is determined by an acceptable level of performance, and verbal and written communication as demonstrated through an entrance audition, a writing sample and an interview. A satisfactory audition is required of all entering freshmen, transfer students, and students being readmitted. Acceptance is based upon an affirmative vote of the majority of the auditioning committee. For detailed information, see the School of Theatre and Dance website at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/

BFA in Dance Performance

In order to declare a major in dance performance, a student must pass an examination by a dance faculty jury during their second semester. Dance faculty will determine placement in technique levels. Dance majors must attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required DNCE courses, and all students must earn a C (2.0) or better in technique classes to advance to the next level. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Core - 31 s.h.
    Dance (19 s.h.):
    DNCE 2201. Dance Improvisation I (1) (F)
    DNCE 2202. Dance Improvisation II (1) (S)
    DNCE 3000, 3001. Dance Performance (1,1) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    DNCE 4044. History of Dance I (3) (WI) (F) (FC:FA)
    DNCE 4045. History of Dance II (3) (WI) (S) (FC:FA)
    DNCE 4046. Composition I (3) (WI) (F) (P: 3000-level dance technique class)
    DNCE 4047. Composition II (3) (WI) (S) (P: DNCE 4046)
    DNCE 4048. Choreography Project (3) (F) (P: DNCE 4047 or consent of instructor)
    Theatre (12 s.h.):
    THEA 2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended THEA, DNCE, and EMST media performance or electronic news majors)
    THEA 1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    THEA 3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
  3. Dance Technique Courses - 45 s.h.
    DNCE 1114. Beginning Ballet I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1115. Beginning Modern I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1116. Beginning Jazz I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1124. Beginning Ballet II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1114 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 1125. Beginning Modern II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1115 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 1126. Beginning Jazz II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1116 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2134. Intermediate Ballet I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1124 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2135. Intermediate Modern I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1125 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2136. Intermediate Jazz I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1126 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2144. Intermediate Ballet II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 2134 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2145. Intermediate Modern II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 2135 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2146. Intermediate Jazz II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 2136 or consent of instructor)
    12 s.h. in Ballet, Modern and/or Jazz at the 3000 level, taking two techniques each semester, including at least one semester of each technique.
    9 s.h. in Ballet, Modern and/or Jazz at the 4000 level, taking two techniques one semester and one technique the other semester.
    After achieving at least one semester at the level 3000 in ballet, modern and jazz, dance majors may concentrate in one of these techniques while continuing to complete their technique requirements or may continue to balance their training in all three techniques.
  4. Cognates - Choose any 7 s.h. in ART or MUSC and 3 s.h. in humanities
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
    Dance majors are encouraged to select other dance courses as electives, such as Tap, Pointe, Partnering, Ballroom and others or other THEA courses.

BFA in Dance Education

In order to declare a major in dance education, a student must pass an examination by a dance faculty jury during their second semester, and must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Dance faculty will determine placement in technique levels. Dance majors must attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required DNCE and education courses, and all students must earn a C (2.0) or better in technique classes to advance to the next level. See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows.

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below and 7 s.h. of cognates in art and music - 42 s.h.
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI) (F, S, SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose a history course
    Choose a literature course
  2. Core - 56-57 s.h.
    Dance (18-19 s.h.):
    DNCE 2200. Creative Dance and Drama for the Elementary School (2) (S)
    DNCE 2201. Dance Improvisation I (1) (F)
    DNCE 2202. Dance Improvisation II (1) (S) (P: DNCE 2201 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 4044. History of Dance I (3) (WI) (F) (FC:FA)
    DNCE 4045. History of Dance II (3) (WI) (S) (FC:FA)
    DNCE 4046. Composition I (3) (WI) (F) (P: 3000-level dance technique class)
    DNCE 4047. Composition II (3) (WI) (S) (P: DNCE 4046)
    DNCE 3703 International Ballroom and Folk Dance Styles (3) (FC:FA) or EXSS 2500. Dance in the Schools (2) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000 or 1001)
    Technique (29 s.h.):
    DNCE 1114. Beginning Ballet I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1115. Beginning Modern I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1116. Beginning Jazz I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.)
    DNCE 1124. Beginning Ballet II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1114 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 1125. Beginning Modern II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1115 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 1126. Beginning Jazz II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1116 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2135. Intermediate Modern I (2) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 1125 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 2145. Intermediate Modern II (2) (S) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 2135 or consent of instructor)
    DNCE 3052. Modern V (3) (F) (May be repeated for a maximum of 4 s.h.) (P: DNCE 2042 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 10 s.h. dance electives
    Theatre (9 s.h.):
    THEA 2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S) (P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001, 2002, 3003, 3007 or consent of instructor.)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    THEA 1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2001)
    THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended THEA, DNCE, and EMST media performance or electronic news majors)
    THEA 3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3007. Costume Design (3) (F,S)
    THEA 4030. Creative Dramatics (3) (F)
    THEA 4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
  3. Professional courses - 27 s.h.
    DNCE 2190. Early Experiences for the Prospective Dance Educator (1) (F)
    DNCE 4323. Perspectives on Dance Education, Grades K-12 (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; Consent of instructor)
    DNCE 4324. Internship in Dance Education (10) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: DNCE 4325)
    DNCE 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Dance Education (1) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: DNCE 4324)
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BA in Theatre Arts

Theatre majors must attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required theatre courses. Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 36 s.h.
    THEA 1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended DNCE or THEA major)
    THEA 2035. Theatre History-Literature (3) (WI*) (F,S)
    THEA 3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3007. Costume Design (3) (F,S)
    THEA 3035. Theatre History-Literature II (3) (WI*) (F,S)
    THEA 3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (WI*)
    Choose 12 s.h. of THEA electives.
  4. Minor and electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BFA in Theatre Arts

Theatre majors must attain a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all required theatre courses. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    ENGL 3330. Early Twentieth Century Drama (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3340. Contemporary Drama (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
  2. Core - 21 s.h.
    THEA 1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended DNCE or THEA major)
    THEA 2035. Theatre History-Literature I (3) (WI*) (S)
    THEA 3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3007. Costuming (3) (F,S)
    THEA 3035. Theatre History-Literature II (3) (F) (WI*)
  3. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 44-63 s.h.
    Musical Theatre (61-62 s.h.):
    BFA musical theatre majors begin concentration area courses during fall semester of the freshmen year. Therefore, auditions are held each spring to gain admission to the musical theatre program. For detailed information, see the School of Theatre and Dance Web site at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.
    Dance (17 s.h.):
    Students must complete a minimum of two courses in tap, two courses in ballet, and three courses in jazz.
    Music (6-7 s.h.):
    MUSC 1008. Music Theory for Nonmusic Majors (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: Ability to read music or consent of instructor) or MUSC 1156. Basic Musicianship (4) (F)
    MUSC 1018, 1028. Music Reading and Fundamentals for Nonmusic Majors (2,2) (FC:FA) MUSC 1176, 1186. Basic Musicianship Laboratory (1,1)
    *MUSC 1208, 1218. Nonmusic Major Group Piano (1,1) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    (*Students exempt from these courses must take other higher level group or applied piano to complete required MUSC hours)
    Theatre (38 s.h.):
    THEA 1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 1010)
    THEA 1027. Musical Theatre Fundamentals I (1) (F) (P: Audition and/or consent of instructor)
    THEA 1037. Musical Theatre Fundamentals II (1) (S) (P: THEA 1027 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 1061. Musical Theatre Private Voice (1) (F,S) (May be repeated for maximum of 10 s.h.) (P: THEA 1108, 1118 and/or admission to BFA musical theatre program)
    THEA 1108. Introduction to Musical Theatre Voice I (1) (F) (P: Audition and/or qualified status for BFA musical theatre program)
    THEA 1118. Introduction to Musical Theatre Voice II (1) (S) (P: THEA 1108 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major)
    THEA 2016. Vocal Production for the Actor (3) (F) (P: Professional acting and musical theatre majors;
    THEA 2015; or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3050. Advanced Acting I (3) (F) (P: THEA 1020)
    THEA 3055. History of the American Musical Theatre (3) (WI) (S) (P: MUSC 2166 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3060. Advanced Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 3050)
    THEA 3090. Musical Theatre Performance Techniques I (3) (F) (P: THEA 1020; qualified status for BFA musical theatre program; and/or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3095. Musical Theatre Performance Techniques II (3) (S) (P: THEA 3090)
    THEA 4000. Special Theatre Projects (1,1) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 4080. Musical Theatre Practicum (1) (WI) (P: THEA 4095)
    THEA 4090. Musical Theatre Performance Technique III (3) (F) (P: THEA 2035, 3095)
    THEA 4095. Musical Theatre Performance Technique IV (3) (S) (P: THEA 4090)
    Professional Actor Training (55 s.h.):
    Students are admitted to the program after the freshman year by jury. Transfer students may also be admitted by interview and/or audition.
    THEA 1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 1010)
    THEA 2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2001) or THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S) (P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001, 2002, 3003, 3007 or consent of instructor.)
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major)
    THEA 2010. Professional Acting Technique I (3) (F) (P: THEA 1020; audition and faculty jury)
    THEA 2016. Vocal Production for the Actor (3) (F) (P: Professional acting and musical theatre majors; THEA 2015; or consent of instructor)
    THEA 2017. Movement for Actors (3) (F,S)
    THEA 2018. Stage Combat: Unarmed (3) (F,S)
    THEA 2020. Professional Acting Technique II (3) (S) (P: THEA 2010)
    THEA 3010. Professional Acting Technique III (3) (F) (P: THEA 2020)
    THEA 3015. Oral Interpretation (3) (S) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3018. Movement for Actors II: Physical Characterization (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2017)
    THEA 3020. Professional Acting Technique IV (3) (S) (P: THEA 3010)
    THEA 3025. Intermediate Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (WI*) (S)
    THEA 4025. Television and Film Practicum for the Actor I (3) (F) (P: THEA 3020 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4031. Dialects for the Stage (2) (S) (P: THEA 2020 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 4041. Directing II (3) (WI*) (S) (P: THEA 4040; consent of instructor)
    THEA 4070. Professional Preparation and Audition Technique for Actors (3) (WI) (S) (P: THEA 4025)
    Stage Management (57 s.h.):
    To move successfully through the program to graduation, the BFA stage management candidate will be reviewed annually by a faculty jury consisting of the stage management supervisor, one ECU Playhouse director, one design production faculty member, and the department chairman. The candidate must demonstrate to the jury that s/he is progressing and developing both scholastically and in stage management skills, as evidenced in both course work and in practice. A student who fails to pass the annual jury, who wishes to remain a department major, will be referred to the BA degree program in Theatre Arts.
    THEA 3002. Advanced Theatrical Drafting (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3004. Scenery Design I (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (S) (WI*)
    THEA 4025. Television and Film Practicum for the Actor I (3) (F) (P: THEA 3020 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F)
    THEA 4041. Directing II (3) (WI*) (S) (P: THEA 4040; consent of instructor)
    THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S)
    THEA 4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 4099. Design and Production Portfolio (1) (P: Junior or senior standing; consent of instructor)
    Choose a minimum of 13 s.h. from the following (each course may be repeated up to three times, and THEA 4444 must be taken at least once):
    THEA 1111 Apprentice Level Production (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 2222 Intern Level Production (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3333 Journeyman Level Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 4444 Master Level Production (4) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    Choose a minimum of 19 s.h. from:
    Up to 12 s.h. DNCE course from ballet, contemporary, or jazz area
    THEA 2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2001)
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major)
    THEA 2009. Decor and Ornament for the Stage (3)
    THEA 2010. Professional Acting Technique I (3) (F) (P: THEA 1020; audition and faculty jury)
    THEA 2020. Professional Acting Technique II (3) (S) (P: THEA 2010)
    THEA 3010. Professional Acting Technique III (3) (F) (P: THEA 2020)
    THEA 3020. Professional Acting Technique IV (3) (S) (P: THEA 3010)
    THEA 3005. Scenery Design II (3) (P: THEA 3004)
    THEA 3008. Advanced Costume Design (3) (P: THEA 3007 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3015. Oral Interpretation (3) (F) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3050. Advanced Acting I (3) (F) (P: THEA 1020)
    THEA 3060. Advanced Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 3050)
    THEA 3501, 3502, 3503. Independent Study in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S)
    THEA 3601, 3602, 3603. Selected Topics in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S)
    THEA 4003. Advanced Stage Lighting (3) (P: THEA 3003 or consent of instructor)
    Theatre Design and Production (55 s.h.):
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910) or ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
    THEA 2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2001)
    THEA 2003. Scene Painting (3) (P: THEA 2001, 2002)
    THEA 2009. Decor and Ornament for the Stage (3)
    THEA 3002. Advanced Theatrical Drafting (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3004. Scenery Design I (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (S) (WI*)
    THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S) (P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001, 2002, 3003, 3007 or consent of instructor.)
    THEA 4099. Design and Production Portfolio (1) (P: Junior or senior standing; consent of instructor)
    Choose one from:
    3 s.h. DNCE course from ballet, contemporary, or jazz area
    THEA 1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 1010)
    THEA 4041. Directing II (3) (WI) (S) (P: THEA 4040; consent of instructor)
    Choose a minimum of 14 s.h. from:
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major)
    THEA 3005. Scenery Design II (3) (P: THEA 3004)
    THEA 3008. Advanced Costume Design (3) (P: THEA 3007 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3501, 3502, 3503. Independent Study in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S)
    THEA 3601, 3602, 3603. Selected Topics in Theatre (1,2,3) (F,S)
    THEA 4003. Advanced Stage Lighting (3) (P: THEA 3003 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F)
    THEA 4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    Choose a minimum of 13 s.h. from the following (each course may be repeated up to three times, and THEA 4444 must be taken at least once):
    THEA 1111. Apprentice Level Production (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 2222. Intern Level Production (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3333. Journeyman Level Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 4444. Master Level Production (4) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    Theatre for Youth (44 s.h.):
    Students (including transfer students) must be admitted to the program by faculty jury.
    THEA 1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S,SS) (P: THEA 1010)
    THEA 2002. Stage Scenery II (3) (S) (P: THEA 2001)
    THEA 2003. Scene Painting (3) (P:THEA 2001, 2002)
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major)
    THEA 2017. Movement for Actors (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 1020)
    THEA 2018. Stage Combat: Unarmed (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2017)
    THEA 3004. Scenery Design I (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3015. Oral Interpretation (3) (F) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3030. Youth Theatre I (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 1010, 1020, 2015; consent of instructor)
    THEA 3031. Youth Theatre II (3) (F,S) ( P: THEA 3030; consent of instructor)
    THEA 3032. Constructing Performance Projects in Theatre for Youth (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 3030 and consent of instructor)
    THEA 4030. Creative Dramatics (3) (F,S,SS)
    THEA 4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S)
    THEA 4140. Internship in Production and Performance in Theatre for Youth I (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 4141. Internship in Production and Performance in Theatre for Youth II (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 4140 and consent of instructor)
  4. Electives (Choose from the following) - 12 s.h.
    THEA 2004. Introduction to Theatrical Properties (3) (S) (P: THEA 2001)
    THEA 2010. Professional Acting Technique I (3) (F) (P: Audition and faculty jury; THEA 1020)
    THEA 2020. Professional Acting Technique II (3) (S) (P: THEA 2010)
    THEA 3005. Scenery Design II (3) (S) (P: THEA 3004)
    THEA 3010. Professional Acting Technique III (3) (F) (P: THEA 2020)
    THEA 3018. Movement for Actors II: Physical Characterization (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2017)
    THEA 3020. Professional Acting Technique IV (3) (S) (P: 3010)
    THEA 3025. Intermediate Voice and Articulation (3) (S) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3050. Advanced Acting I (3) (F)
    THEA 3019. Stage Combat: Rapier and Dagger (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2018)
    THEA 4003. Advanced Stage Lighting. (3) (F) (P: THEA 3003 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 4018. Stage Combat: Broadsword and Quarterstaff (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 2018)
    THEA 4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F) (P: THEA 2035, 3035, 3036; 3020 or 3050)
    THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S) (P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001,2002, 3003,3007 or consent of the instructor)
  5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

BFA in Theatre Arts Education

Students interested in this program should contact the department chair prior to enrollment. See Section 8, Academic Programs, College of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Students are admitted to the program by jury audition, writing sample, and interview. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 2201. Psychology of Childhood (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060 or equivalent) or PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
    Choose 6 s.h. from:
    ENGL 3330. Early Twentieth Century Drama (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 3340. Contemporary Drama (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4070. Shakespeare: The Histories (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4080. Shakespeare: The Comedies (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
    ENGL 4090. Shakespeare: The Tragedies (3) (F,S) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
  2. Core - 56 s.h.
    DNCE 1011. Ballet I (3) (F) (FC:FA) or DNCE 1012. Contemporary Dance I (3) (F) (FC:FA) or DNCE 1013. Jazz Dance I (3) (F) (FC:FA)
    THEA 1010. Introduction to Acting I (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    THEA 1020. Introduction to Acting II (3) (S) (P: THEA 1010)
    THEA 2001. Stage Scenery I (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
    THEA 2006. The Art of Make-up (2) (F,S) (P: THEA major; C: THEA 2007)
    THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended DNCE or THEA major)
    THEA 2035. Theatre History-Literature I (3) (WI*) (S)
    THEA 3003. Stage Lighting (3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
    THEA 3004. Scenery Design I (3) (F) (P: THEA 2002 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3007. Costume Design (3) (F,S)
    THEA 3015. Oral Interpretation (3) (S) (P: THEA 2015 or consent of instructor)
    THEA 3030. Youth Theatre I (3) (F,S) (P: THEA 1010, 1020, 2015; consent of the instructor)
    THEA 3035. Theatre History-Literature II (3) (WI*) (F)
    THEA 3036. Theatre History-Literature III (3) (WI*) (S)
    THEA 4030. Creative Dramatics (3) (S)
    THEA 4040. Directing I (3) (WI*) (F) (P: THEA 1010 or 2020)
    THEA 4041. Directing II (3) (WI*) (S) (P: THEA 4040; consent of instructor)
    THEA 4065. Stage Management (3) (F,S) (P: At least 2 of the following courses: THEA 2001, 2002, 3003, 3007 or consent of instructor.)
    THEA 4066. Theatre Management (3) (F,S) (FC:FA)
  3. Professional courses - 27 s.h.
    EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S,SS) (P: BITE 2000 or BITE 2000 bypass exam or BITE 2112 or MIS 2223 or other Council for Teacher Education approved technology course)
    EDUC 3200. Foundations of American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
    EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division; C: Senior I semester) or PSYC 4305. Educational Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 2201 or 2240 or 3206 or 3240 or equivalent)
    READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS)
    SPED 4010. Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms (2) (F,S) (RP: SPED 2000)
    THEA 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1)
    THEA 4323. The Teaching of Theatre Arts in Grades K-12 (3) (P: Admission to upper division)
    THEA 4324. Internship in Theatre Education (10) (P: Admission to upper division; THEA 2123; C: THEA 4325)
    THEA 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Theatre Education (1) (P: Admission to upper division; C: THEA 4324)
  4. Electives to complete requirements for graduation