Theatre Major: Acting and Directing Option (B.A.)
Created for students with a passion for acting and/or directing, this option is designed to develop the actor and the director as an interpretive, creative, and self-sufficient artist. Award-winning faculty working in the profession challenge students to strive for excellence in the art and craft of acting and directing through highly challenging coursework, performance projects, and productions, as well as special workshops with acclaimed guest artists.
Contact Deb Kinghorn, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-1963, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the freshman and sophomore years, students should enroll for at least two major and two Discovery courses per semester. The minimum grade requirement for major courses is C- per course. Any grade lower than C- will not count toward the major. Under department policy, students who complete both COMM 401 American Sign Language I and COMM 502 American Sign Language II satisfy the bachelor of arts language proficiency requirement. All majors must take courses in the following areas: performance, design/theatre technology, and theory/history as well as fulfill between four and eight practicums and complete a capstone course. Although timing will vary with each option, it is strongly suggested that all introductory courses be taken prior to the end of the student's sophomore year.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Theatre department majors may use one major-required course to satisfy one Discovery category requirement.
All UNH B.A. degrees require a minimum of 128 credit hours.
|THDA 436||History of Theatre I||4|
|THDA 438||History of Theatre II||4|
|THDA 460||Elements of Design||4|
|THDA 462||Ballet I||4|
|or THDA 463||Theatre Dance I|
|THDA 470||Movement and Vocal Production||4|
|THDA 551||Acting I||4|
|THDA 552||Acting II||4|
|THDA 589||Practicum (A - D) 1||4-8|
|THDA 742||Directing II||4|
|THDA 758||Acting III||4|
|THDA 759||Acting: Period and Style||4|
|THDA 799||Capstone Project||2|
|Select 4 credits of the following:||4|
|History of Musical Theatre in America|
|Interpretation of Shakespeare in Theatre|
|American Theatre: 1920-1970|
The practicum ensures a breadth of experience in the major, including sets, costumes, lighting, props, box office, marketing, and performing. Students must register for practicum every semester. They are notified of their practicum assignment at the beginning of each semester.