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Department of Theatre/Dance

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

Faculty: Sarah Altermatt, Marshall Anderson (Chairperson), Eric Appleton, James Butchart, Steven Chene, Charles Grover, Barbara Grubel, Angela Iannone, Tracey Lyons, Megan Matthews, Amy Slater.

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 provides students 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 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, Stage Management 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, dance, and arts management. The dance minor provides in-depth training in Contemporary and Ballet technique. The creative processes of improvisation and choreography are studied, and students have opportunities to perform for the public each term. This program is 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 performers or as members 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
    1. THEATRE 242 AND DANCE 141
    2. THEATRE 252
    3. THEATRE 207 or THEATRE 361 or THEATRE 362
  8. SELECT 5-6 UNITS OF THEATRE/DANCE ELECTIVES, DEPENDING UPON THE OPTION USED IN #7.

UNITS OUTSIDE 1ST MAJOR - THEATRE - 70 UNITS

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

AN EXIT INTERVIEW 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 ADVISOR SELECT 10 UNITS
    FROM COURSES THEATRE 230, COMM 234, COMM 238, COMM 244, COMM 331, COMM 230, COMM 231, COMM 332, MUSC 177, MUSC 178, PEGNRL 115, DANCE 243, DANCE 244, DANCE 330, DANCE 348, LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES - ENGLISH 404, ENGLISH 405 OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
  13. 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 EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

    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 ADVISOR SELECT 18 UNITS
      FROM COURSES THEATRE 320, THEATRE 343, THEATRE 354, THEATRE 433, THEATRE 460, ARTHIST 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.

    AN EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

    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. COMM 202 AND COMM 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 ADVISOR SELECT 12 UNITS
      FROM COURSES THEATRE 300, THEATRE 302, THEATRE 493, ARTSTDIO 180, MANGEMNT 320, JOURNLSM 220, JOURNLSM 245, JOURNLSM 303, JOURNLSM 320, COMM 204, COMM 240, COMM 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.

    AN EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

    THEATRE BFA STAGE MANAGEMENT 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 474, AND THEATRE 478
    6. THEATRE 260, THEATRE 345, THEATRE 354, THEATRE 433, THEATRE 454, THEATRE 460
    7. 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
    8. THEATRE 499
    9. IN CONSULTATION WITH ADVISOR, SELECT 15 UNITS FROM COURSES
      THEATRE 320, THEATRE 328, MUSC 150, COMM 228, COMM 239, COMM 242 OR OTHER COURSES APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT

    WRITING REQUIREMENT:

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

    AN EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

    Note: Each student in the BFA option designs a program in consultation with an advisor. 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. 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 advisor 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
    3. SECNDED 434 AND SECNDED 466
    4. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210
    5. SELECT 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414
    6. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE 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

    AN EXIT INTERVIEW IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

    MINOR/EMPHASES

    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
    3. 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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