Jun 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, B.A.

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With a major in Theatre, students receive an individualized blend of academic and practical theatre studies in a vibrant community where faculty, students, and professional staff gather to study and create theatre.  This pre-professional B.A. program readies diverse students to broaden their theatrical perspectives and develop improved skills in critical thinking.  This integrated approach to practice and research includes stagecraft, performance, design, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and theatre management where students use theoretical, historical, and practical approaches in performance.  Classwork is immediately integrated in main stage performances from costume and prop design to stage combat and dance.  Our students run the box office, weld set pieces, and direct and design alongside theatre professionals.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Theatre must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

General Education Requirement

First Year Seminar

Foundations Requirements

Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement

Constellation Requirement

The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:

Performance and Production

Dramatic Literature

Theatre elective courses (21 credits)

Students may choose any 21 credits of ART, CM, CRW, LIT, or THE electives.

Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshmen Year (29 credits)

Sophomore Year (29 credits)

Junior Year (32 credits)

Senior Year (30 credits)

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