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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, B.S. (E, L)

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The Department of Theatre and Cinema offers liberal arts and pre-professional studies culminating in majors in one of two degrees (BA or BS) and minors in Theatre (a General Theatre Minor and a Theatre Performance Minor or a Theatre Production Minor) and a Cinematic Arts Minor. Students of theatre receive instruction that is rich in diverse perspectives and cross-disciplinary experiences. The department and students are supported by a strong production program which makes significant contributions to the cultural life of the university and community.  Students are immersed in a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum emphasizing the study and practice of performance, directing, design/technical theatre, history and cinematic arts as well as preparing graduates to pursue a professional career in theatre or study at the post-baccalaureate level. The program provides a challenging variety of performance opportunities in classical, contemporary, musical and theatre for young audience productions. The Theatre Program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and participation in department productions is open to all students enrolled in Radford University.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the E and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements. Students explore humanistic or artistic expression through inquiry or creativity and critically evaluate, synthesize, or create forms of human expression or inquiry through the Theatre and Cinema program. Students apply knowledge and skills acquired through a variety of courses aimed towards the mastery of essential skills in performance, directorial and design analysis/processes and production practices.

REAL Foundational Requirements

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Theatre major includes 6 credits of writing intensive courses.

Personal and Professional Development (PPD)

Personal and Professional Development requirements can be met through a variety of coursework and activity hours. The Theatre major includes 3 credit hours of personal and professional development, satisfying this requirement. For more information on how to meet this requirement visit the REAL Curriculum website.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Theatre major includes 3-9 general education credits.

Major Requirements (50-54 credits)

B.S. Degree (8-9 credits)

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program must complete 8-9 semester hours in the following areas:

Additional Degree Requirements

Student must be enrolled EACH semester in ONE of the following production courses: THEA 231 , THEA 232 , THEA 260 , THEA 360  or THEA 476 .

Theatre majors must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in department courses for graduation.

Theatre majors must complete all production assignments (a minimum of one per semester) and attend regular periodic reviews in order to remain in good standing as a major.

Open Credit Hours (66-70 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)

Additional Information

To be accepted as a Theatre major, applicants must complete an entry interview.

Performance students are required to audition for all departmental productions.

Students on academic probation at the beginning of a semester will not be cast or hold a major design, management or crew position beyond registered class requirements during that semester. Performance students are still required to audition.

The department requires all theatre majors to receive written permission from the department chair prior to auditioning, interviewing or accepting a role or position in any production or project outside of the department during the fall and spring semesters.

Theatre majors are required to attend monthly departmental meetings held the first Monday of each month.

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