University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/DANCE

Phone: 262-472-1566
E-Mail: thtrdnce@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Marshall Anderson, James Butchart, Steven Chene, Thomas Colwin, Linda Hurstad (Chairperson), Charles Grover, Marc Kotz, Robin Pettersen, Jane Purse-Wiedenhoeft, Cassandra Welliver, Sylvia Zweifel.

The creation of successful theatrical productions requires the knowledge, skills and talents of a number of artists, technicians and management/promotion specialists. With its outstanding, well-equipped theatre facilities, its highly-skilled and enthusiastic faculty, its comprehensive curriculum and its emphasis on practical experience, the UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance department will provide you a number of opportunities to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary for a successful career in theatre/dance, or related areas of the arts, communications, education or business.

The department offers three degree programs: the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Art and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.

The Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education program provides future teachers with a broad-based theatre education while providing additional training in the areas of theatre most critical to success in their future profession. In addition, Theatre Education majors follow the Education track which will fulfill teaching licensure requirements.

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is a liberal arts degree which offers the opportunity for broad-based exposure to all areas of theatre. The curriculum includes studies in acting, directing, technology, design, history/criticism, and management/promotion.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is a pre-professional degree program. It offers a broad-based core of theatre studies along with an individually designed course of study which focuses on a specific area of emphasis. Students in this program choose an emphasis course of study for intensive training in Performance, Design/Technology or Management/Promotion. The B.F.A. program does not require a minor, but admission and retention are based on acceptable auditions or portfolios and minimum GPA requirements.

Each program is geared toward your particular creative potentials and career aspirations.

Minor programs are also offered in theatre and dance. The dance minor provides in-depth training in contemporary (Modern) Ballet and Tap technique. The creative processes of Improvisation and choreography are studied, and students have opportunities to perform for the public each term. These programs are particularly appealing to students who are seeking an outlet for their creativity or who want to enhance their communication and practical problem-solving abilities. Theatre or dance minors can provide an effective complement for a number of different major programs in liberal arts, education or business.

All students of the University, regardless of their major or minor, are encouraged to participate in theatre and dance productions as a performer or as a member of the numerous technical crews or one of the management/promotion positions which are involved in the preparation of a theatre event for an audience. Anyone interested is encouraged to come to the Theatre/Dance office in 2076 Center of the Arts.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

Practicum Credit: May be earned in 133-201, 133-202, 133-203, 133-204, 133-205, 133-206, 133-207, 133-208, 133-209, 133-210, 133-300, 133-301, 133-302, 133-304, 133-305, 133-306, 133-308, 133-309, 133-312. A maximum of six 200-level practicum credits and a maximum of eight 300-level practicum credits will be accepted toward graduation. No more than 7 of these credits will count toward the aggregate requirement of 42 credits necessary for the B.A. in Theatre.

THEATRE (BA)

MAJOR - 42 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-225 AND 133-251
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  3. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  4. SELECT 2 CRED FROM AT LEAST 2 COURSES THTR 133-201, 133-202, 133-203, 133-205, 133-207, 133-208, 133-209 AND 133-210
  5. SELECT 12 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472 AND 133-478
  6. THTR 133-332
  7. SELECT 3 - 4 CREDITS FROM 1 OPTION
    1. THTR 133-242 AND DNCE 131-141
    2. THTR 133-252
    3. THTR 133-207 or 133-361 or 133-362
  8. SELECT 5-6 CRED OF THEATRE/DANCE ELECTIVES, DEPENDING UPON THE OPTION USED IN #8.

CREDIT OUTSIDE 1ST MAJOR - THTR 133 - 70 CREDITS

1. SELECT A MINIMUM OF 70 CREDITS OUTSIDE THE 1ST MAJOR RLS WRITING REQUIREMENT:

GRADE OF B OR BETTER IN THE WRITING PORTION OF ONE OF THEATRE HISTORY/LIT COURSES 133-346, 133-471, 133-472 OR 133-478.

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

THEATRE BFA PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-225, 133-251 AND 133-252
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  3. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  4. THTR 133-242 AND 133-332
  5. SELECT 12 CRED FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472 AND 133-478
  6. THTR 133-230, 133-328 AND 133-325
  7. THTR 133-220, 133-320 AND 133-422
  8. THTR 133-215
  9. DNCE 131-141
  10. SELECT 6 CRED FROM PRACTICUM COURSES THTR 133-201, 133-202, 133-209, 133-210, 133-300, 133-301 AND 133-312
  11. THTR 133-499
  12. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 10 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-230, SPCH 166-234, 166-238, 166-244, 66-331, 166-230, 166-231, 166-332, MUSC 150-177, 150-178, P ED 440-115, DANCE 131-243, 131-244, 131-330, 131-348, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - ENGLISH 608-404, 608-405 OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT

WRITING REQUIREMENT:

GRADE OF B OR BETTER IN THE WRITING PORTION OF ONE OF THEATRE HISTORY/LIT COURSES 133-346, 133-471, 133-472 OR 133-478.

THEATRE BFA DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-225, 133-251 AND 133-252
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  3. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  4. THTR 133-242 AND 133-332
  5. SELECT 12 CRED FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472 AND 133-478
  6. THTR 133-345 AND 133-454
  7. THTR 133-343 or 133-354
  8. TWO TERMS OF THTR 133-460
  9. SELECT 6 CRED FROM PRACTICUM COURSES THTR 133-203, 133-205, 133-208, 133-209, 133-300, 133-302, 133-304, 133-305, 133-306 AND 133-308
  10. THTR 133-499
  11. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 18 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-320, 133-343, 133-354, 133-433, 133-460, ART HIST (115) COURSES, ART 110-102, 110-103, 110-201, 110-202, 110-321, OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY DEPARTMENT

WRITING REQUIREMENT:

GRADE OF B OR BETTER IN THE WRITING PORTION OF ONE OF THEATRE HISTORY/LIT COURSES 133-346, 133- 471, 133-472 OR 133-478.

THEATRE BFA MANAGEMENT/PROMOTION EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 78 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-225, 133-251 AND 133-252 SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  3. THTR 133-242 AND 133-332
  4. SELECT 12 CRED FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472 AND 133-478
  5. THTR 133-361, 133-362, 133-363,133-364 AND MKTG 260-311
  6. SELECT 1 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-202
  7. SPCH 166-202 AND 166-203
  8. SELECT 3 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-207 AND 133-309
  9. THTR 133-499
  10. ACTG 210-244 AND MGNT 250-301
  11. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 12 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-300, 133-302, 133-493, ART 110-180, MGNT 250-211, 250-320, 250-385, JOUR 164-220, 164-245, 164-303, 164-320, 164-321, SPCH 166-204, 166-240, 166-242, OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT

WRITING REQUIREMENT:

GRADE OF B OR BETTER IN THE WRITING PORTION OF ONE OF THEATRE HISTORY/LIT COURSES 133-346, 133-471, 133-472 OR 133-478.

Note: Each student in the BFA option designs a program in consultation with an adviser. Courses appropriate to the student's needs and area of emphasis may be selected from any department in the university. The program must include a 3-credit Production Project (133-499) in the area of emphasis. The entire program must be planned and presented to the department for approval before the end of the student's sophomore year. A 2.75 grade point is required in the approved program for graduation.

THEATRE (BSE)

The student must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Education and Directed Teaching. The student is strongly urged to consult with an adviser and the Theatre supervisor of Directed Teaching during the first year on campus for assistance in planning a coordinated program. The student may earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre and licensure for teaching by fulfilling the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (major in Theatre) and the Bachelor of Science in Education (major in Theatre Education).

LICENSURE - 35 CREDITS

  1. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. C&I 437-434 AND 437-466
  4. SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-210
  5. SELECT 12 CRED FROM COURSE C&I 439-414
  6. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  7. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM SPED 480-205

MAJOR - 42 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-225, 133-242, 133-251, 133-252, 133-332 AND 133-433
  2. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472, 133-478
  3. THED 133-204
  4. THED 133-206
  5. SELECT 2 CRED FROM AT LEAST 2 COURSES THTR 133-201, 133-202, 133-203, 133-205, 133-207, 133-208 AND 133-209
  6. SELECT 7 ELECTIVE THEATRE/DANCE CREDITS (ADDITIONAL COURSES IN DESIGN AND TECHNICAL THEATRE ARE RECOMMENDED)

WRITING PROFICIENCY:

GRADE OF B OR BETTER IN THE WRITING PORTION OF ONE THEATRE HISTORY/LIT COURSES 133-346, 133-471, 133-472 OR 133-478 OR ENGL 680-271 (IF ENGLISH IS SECOND MAJOR)

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

MINOR/EMPHASIS THEATRE

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120, 133-251 AND 133-332
  2. SELECT 3 CRED FROM 1 THEATRE HISTORY COURSE THTR 133-346, 133-369, 133-471, 133-472 AND 133-478
  3. SELECT .5 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  4. SELECT .5 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  5. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM OTHER THEATRE/DANCE COURSES

THEATRE - ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. THTR 133-110, 133-120 AND 133-251
  2. THTR 133-332 AND 133-325
  3. SELECT .5 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-204
  4. SELECT .5 CRED FROM COURSE THTR 133-206
  5. SELECT 6 CREDITS FROM OTHER THEATRE/DANCE

COURSE MINOR/EMPHASES DANCE

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. DNCE 131-110, 131-141, 131-145 AND 131 200
  2. DNCE 131-243, 131-244, 131-320 AND 131-420
  3. SELECT 5 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-252, MUSC 150-111, P ED 442-200 OR FROM DEPT 131

Minor requirements in dance for students in the College of Letters and Sciences are identical to the above requirements.

Students who wish to present courses in dance for a physical education major or minor are advised to consult the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching.

DANCE SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. DNCE 131-110, 131-141, 131-145 AND 131-243
  2. DNCE 131-244 AND 131-320
  3. HPER 442-200 AND 442-314
  4. SELECT 4 CRED FROM COURSES P ED 442-271 OR BIOL 630-360
  5. SELECT 2 CRED FROM COURSES THTR 133-252, MUSC 150-111 OR FROM DEPT 131
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