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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/DANCE

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

Faculty: Marshall Anderson, James Butchart, Steven Chene, Thomas Colwin, Charles Grover, Sarah Hoekman, Linda Hurstad (Chairperson), Angela Iannone, Marc Kotz, Megan Matthews, Robin Pettersen, 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 Unit: May be earned in THEATRE 201, THEATRE 202, THEATRE 203, THEATRE 204, THEATRE 205, THEATRE 206, THEATRE 207, THEATRE 208, THEATRE 209, THEATRE 210, THEATRE 300, THEATRE 301, THEATRE 302, THEATRE 304, THEATRE 305, THEATRE 306, THEATRE 308, THEATRE 309, THEATRE 312. A maximum of six 200-level practicum units and a maximum of eight 300-level practicum units will be accepted toward graduation. No more than 7 of these units will count toward the aggregate requirement of 42 units necessary for the B.A. in Theatre.
 
 

THEATRE (BA)
 
 

MAJOR - 42 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 225 AND THEATRE 251

 2. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 3. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 4. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 2 COURSES

 THEATRE 201, THEATRE 202, THEATRE 203, THEATRE 205, THEATRE 207, THEATRE 208, THEATRE 209 AND THEATRE 210

 5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM COURSES

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 AND THEATRE 478

 6. THEATRE 332

 7. SELECT 3 - 4 UNITS FROM 1 OPTION

 a. THEATRE 242 AND DANCE 141

 b. THEATRE 252

 c. THEATRE 207 or THEATRE 361 or THEATRE 362

 8. SELECT 5-6 UNITS OF THEATRE/DANCE ELECTIVES,

 DEPENDING UPON THE OPTION USED IN #8.
 
 

UNITS OUTSIDE 1ST MAJOR - THEATRE - 70 UNITS

 1. SELECT A MINIMUM OF 70 UNITS OUTSIDE THE

 1ST MAJOR RLS
 
 

WRITING REQUIREMENT:

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

 AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

THEATRE BFA PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 78 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 225, THEATRE 251 AND THEATRE 252

 2. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 3. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 4. THEATRE 242 AND THEATRE 332

 5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 AND THEATRE 478

 6. THEATRE 230, THEATRE 328 AND THEATRE 325

 7. THEATRE 220, THEATRE 320 AND THEATRE 422

 8. THEATRE 215

 9. DANCE 141

 10. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM PRACTICUM COURSES

 THEATRE 201, THEATRE 202, THEATRE 209, THEATRE 210, THEATRE 300, THEATRE 301 AND THEATRE 312

 11. THEATRE 499

 12. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 10 UNITS

 FROM COURSES THEATRE 230, SPEECH 234, SPEECH 238, SPEECH 244, SPEECH 331, SPEECH 230, SPEECH 231, SPEECH 332, MUSC 177, MUSC 178, PEGENRL 115, DANCE 243, DANCE 244, DANCE 330, DANCE 348, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - ENGLISH 404, ENGLISH 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 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478.
 
 

THEATRE BFA DESIGN/TECHNOLOGY EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 78 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 225, THEATRE 251 AND THEATRE 252

 2. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 3. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 4. THEATRE 242 AND THEATRE 332

 5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 AND THEATRE 478

 6. THEATRE 345 AND THEATRE 454

 7. THEATRE 343 or THEATRE 354

8. TWO TERMS OF THEATRE 460

 9. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM PRACTICUM COURSES

 THEATRE 203, THEATRE 205, THEATRE 208, THEATRE 209, THEATRE 300, THEATRE 302, THEATRE 304, THEATRE 305, THEATRE 306 AND THEATRE 308

 10. THEATRE 499

 11. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 18 UNITS

 FROM COURSES THEATRE 320, THEATRE 343, THEATRE 354, THEATRE 433, THEATRE 460, ART HIST COURSES, ARTSTDIO 102, ARTSTDIO 103, ARTSTDIO 201, ARTSTDIO 202, ARTSTDIO 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 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478.
 
 

THEATRE BFA MANAGEMENT/PROMOTION EMPHASIS
 
 

MAJOR - 78 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 225, THEATRE 251 AND THEATRE 252

 2. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 3. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 4. THEATRE 242 AND THEATRE 332

 5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM HISTORY/LIT COURSES

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 AND THEATRE 478

 6. THEATRE 361, THEATRE 362, THEATRE 363, THEATRE 364 AND MARKETNG 311

 7. SELECT 1 UNIT FROM COURSE THEATRE 202

 8. SPEECH 202 AND SPEECH 203

 9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES THEATRE 207 AND

THEATRE 309

 10. THEATRE 499

 11. ACCOUNT 244 AND MANGEMNT 301

 12. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISER SELECT 12 UNITS

 FROM COURSES THEATRE 300, THEATRE 302, THEATRE 493, ARTSTDIO 180, MANGEMNT 211, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 385, JOURNLSM 220, JOURNLSM 245, JOURNLSM 303, JOURNLSM 320, JOURNLSM 321, SPEECH 204, SPEECH 240, SPEECH 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 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478.
 
 

THEATRE  BFA  STAGE  MANAGEMENT  EMPHASIS

MAJOR - 42 UNITS
 1. THEATRE 260, THEATRE 345, THEATRE 354, THEATRE 433, THEATRE 454, THEATRE 460
 2. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COURSES
 THEATRE 203, THEATRE 205, THEATRE 208, THEATRE 300, THEATRE 302, THEATRE 304, THEATRE 305, THEATRE  306, THEATRE 308 OR OTHERS BY DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL
 3. THEATRE 499
 4. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISOR, SELECT 15 UNITS FROM COURSES
 THEATRE 320, THEATRE 328, MUSC 150, SPEECH 228, SPEECH 239, SPEECH 242 OR OTHER COURSES  APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
 

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-unit Production Project (THEATRE 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 UNITS

 1. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425

 2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445

 3. C&I SECNDED 434 AND SECNDED 466

 4. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 210

 5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 414

 6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE C&I CIFLD 492

 7. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205
 
 

MAJOR - 42 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 225, THEATRE 242, THEATRE 251, THEATRE 252, THEATRE 332 AND THEATRE 433

 2. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COURSES

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472, THEATRE 478

 3. THEATRE 204

 4. THEATRE 206

 5. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 2 COURSES

 THEATRE 201, THEATRE 202, THEATRE 203, THEATRE 205, THEATRE 207, THEATRE 208 AND THEATRE 209

 6. SELECT 7 ELECTIVE THEATRE/DANCE UNITS

 (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 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 OR THEATRE 478 OR ENGLISH 271 (IF ENGLISH IS SECOND MAJOR)
 
 

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR
 
 

MINOR/EMPHASIS
 
 

THEATRE
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120, THEATRE 251 AND THEATRE 332

 2. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM 1 THEATRE HISTORY COURSE

 THEATRE 346, THEATRE 369, THEATRE 471, THEATRE 472 AND THEATRE 478

 3. SELECT .5 UNITS FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 4. SELECT .5 UNITS FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 5. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM OTHER THEATRE/DANCE

 COURSES
 
 

THEATRE - ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY
 
 

MINOR - 24 UNITS

 1. THEATRE 110, THEATRE 120 AND THEATRE 251

 2. THEATRE 332 AND THEATRE 325

 3. SELECT .5 UNITS FROM COURSE THEATRE 204

 4. SELECT .5 UNITS FROM COURSE THEATRE 206

 5. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM OTHER THEATRE/DANCE

 COURSE

MINOR/EMPHASES

DANCE
 
 

MINOR - 22 UNITS

 1. DANCE 110, DANCE 141, DANCE 145 AND DANCE 200

 2. DANCE 243, DANCE 244, DANCE 320 AND DANCE 420

 2. SELECT 5 UNITS FROM COURSES

 THEATRE 252, MUSC 111, PEPROF 200

OR FROM DANCE DEPT
 
 

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 UNITS

 1. DANCE 110, DANCE 141, DANCE 145 AND DANCE 243

 2. DANCE 244 AND DANCE 320

 3. PEPROF 200 AND PEPROF 314

 4. SELECT 4 UNITS FROM COURSES

 PEPROF 271 OR BIOLOGY 360

 5. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM COURSES

 THEATRE 252, MUSC 111 OR FROM DANCE DEPT
 
 

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