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Courses for a Degree in Theatre

In addition to a focus on theatre courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Theatre Courses:

  • Theatre Practicum
  • Acting
  • Approaching Design
  • Script Analysis
  • Scenic Production
  • Costume Production
  • Lighting Production
  • Stage Management and Direction
  • History of Theatre

Concentration in Performance Courses:

  • Advanced Acting
  • Beginning Voice and Speech
  • Movement
  • Musical Performance for Actors
  • Acting with an Accent
  • Children and Drama
  • Audition Techniques
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Fundamentals of Directing  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology