Oct 18, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, Technical Theatre Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Technical Theatre concentration aims to develop a general base of technical and creative abilities necessary for a profession in theatrical production. Students are trained to become artful, creative, collaborative, and skillful technicians who integrate engineering and artistic techniques with theatrical settings. Major courses and competencies include computer-aided design, stage lighting, light and scenic design, stage management and production planning.

1. 124 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. Student must successfully repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ grades in major courses.  The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. Students must have a ‘C’ or better in ENG 1110  and ENG 1210 .

3. Program Requirements:


5. Additional Requirements


  • Student must show satisfactory performance and progress as a member of a technical crew on each departmental production during the freshman and sophomore year
  • Student must show satisfactory performance in a major technical responsibility on each departmental production during the junior and senior year  
  • (Major technical responsibilities: Set, Lighting or Sound design, duties as Technical Director, Stage Manager, Crew Chief, Master Electrician or Master Carpenter)
  • Student must maintain an acceptable portfolio
  • Student must attend all Production/Major’s Lab meetings

Program Notes:


Each major must fulfill the following:

  • Audition for at least one show annually
  • (Performance concentration majors must audition for every show)
  • Work in a technical capacity for at least one show annually
  • Stage manage at least one show before graduating
  • Work with costume or make-up design for at least one show before graduating
  • Attend all workshops

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Theatre, Concentration in Technical Theatre

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

*  MATH GEC Requirement (3)

*  Science GEC Requirement (3)

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 2040  -  Introduction to Acting ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

* ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  Science GEC Requirement (3)

*  Foreign Language III (3)

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 2050  -  Voice and Diction ( 3 )   (SI)

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  SOCI 2000  -  Global Societies and Human Behavior ( 3 )  

*  MATH GEC Requirement (3)

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2030  -  Technical Theatre I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2110  -  History of the Theatre I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

Spring Semester

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 1000  -  Appreciation of Drama ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 2160  -  Introduction to Design for the Theatre ( 3 )  

+  DRAM 3220  -  Technical Theatre II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2120  -  History of the Theatre II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2070  -  DRAM 2070 ( 1 )  

Junior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 3030  -  Introduction to Directing ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2130  -  Dramatic Literature I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

+  DRAM 3230  -  Technical Theatre III ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

&  Elective (1)

Spring Semester

*  DRAM 3020  -  Dramatic Literature II ( 3 )  

+  DRAM 3410  -  Advanced Directing ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 3260  -  Theatrical Lighting Design ( 3 )  

* DRAM 2060  -  Oral Interpretation ( 3 )  

&  Elective (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 3050  -  Dramatic Literature III ( 3 )   (WI)

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

%  SOCI 2100  -  Principles of Sociology ( 3 )  

%  PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

&  Electives (4)

Spring Semester

+  DRAM 4210  -  Theatre Administration ( 3 )  

%  PHIL 1000  -  Introduction to Philosophy ( 3 )  

%  MUSL 1260  -  Voice Class ( 2 )  

%  MUSL 3300  -  Piano Class I ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 4140  -  Afro-American Drama ( 3 )  

&  Electives (4)

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 125

Key to symbols used:

* (SI) = Speech Intensive

* (WI) = Writing Intensive

Distribution of Hours

* Core Curriculum Courses - 88

+ Technical Theatre Courses - 15

% Non-Departmental Required Courses - 11

& Electives - 11

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