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Theater, B.A.

About the Program

National Association of Schools of Theater (Accredited)

The Theater Department introduces students to all aspects of theater and the entertainment industries. The theater season includes both faculty- and student-directed productions presented on campus. These productions are attended by members of both the college and the community. Through advisement, students may focus their studies in the following concentrations: acting, directing/dramaturgy, design/technical, and general study. The department also emphasizes direct application of theater skills beyond the stage in the form of various outreach projects. High standards afford a foundation for careers in professional theater, television, and film. A 19-credit-hour minor program in theater is also available.

About the Theater Department

222 Donald Savage Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6416
Fax: (716) 878-4409
http://theater.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

Theater Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
Required Courses (26 credit hours)
THA 216 THEATER FUNDAMENTALS 3
THA 226 ACTING I 3
THA 230 PRACTICUM I: INTRODUCTION TO THEATER TECHNOLOGY 1
THA 231 THEATER PRACTICUM II 1
THA 234 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER DESIGN 3
THA 316 SCRIPT ANALYSIS II 3
THA 317 THEATRE HISTORY: ANCIENT TO BAROQUE 3
THA 318 THEATER HISTORY: BAROQUE TO MODERN 3
THA 330 THEATER PRACTICUM III 1
THA 331 THEATER PRACTICUM IV 1
THA 350 DIRECTING I 3
THA 416 SEMINAR IN THEATER ARTS 1

Electives by Advisement (10 - 16 credit hours)
THA 106 INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ARTS
THA 189 TOPICS COURSE (1-3)
THA 216 THEATER FUNDAMENTALS
THA 227 ACTING II: SCENE STUDY
THA 232 STAGE MANAGEMENT
THA 235 COSTUME CONSTRUCTION I
THA 236 DRAFTING FOR THE THEATER
THA 245 STAGE COMBAT I
THA 300 VOICE AND MOVEMENT II
THA 317 THEATRE HISTORY: ANCIENT TO BAROQUE
THA 325 THE BUSINESS OF PERFORMING ARTS
THA 327 ACTING III: STYLES
THA 329 ACTING IV: SOLO SHOW
THA 332 PERIOD STYLES FOR THE THEATER
THA 333 SCENE PAINTING
THA 334 COSTUME CONSTRUCTION II
THA 335 COSTUME DESIGN FOR THEATER
THA 336 LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
THA 337 SET DESIGN I
THA 338 DIGITAL DESIGN MEDIA FOR THEATER
THA 340 PLAYWRITING
THA 345 STAGE COMBAT II
THA 346 STAGE COMBAT III
THA 348 VOICE ACTING FOR ANIMATION AND VIDEO GAMES
THA 370 STAGE MAKEUP
THA 400 VOICE AND MOVEMENT III
THA 418 CREATIVE DRAMATICS
THA 421 DRAMA FROM THE AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE
THA 426 ADVANCED ACTING
THA 435 COSTUME DESIGN II
THA 437 SET DESIGN II
THA 450 DIRECTING II
THA 470 ENSEMBLE THEATER (1-3)
THA 488 INTERNSHIP (1-12)
THA 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
THA 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)
Electives in a concentration: acting, directing, design-technical, or general study. 16

All College Electives
39-45 credit hours 39-45

Total Credit Hours 120

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