Dec 12, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, Performance Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


This concentration offers intense training for the student aiming for a career in acting.  Focus is placed on the creation of a character and audition procedures through the development of performance techniques and skill. Students are mentored by performance faculty and individually coached for acting auditions, competitions, and graduate school admission.

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


Students must audition and be accepted in this concentration by the second semester of their sophomore year.

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 Performance

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

Freshman Year

Many courses listed in the first year of these plans are specific to this degree program and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University. Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

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

*  MATH GEC Requirement (3)

* Arts & Humanities GEC Requirement (3)

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

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 3030  -  Introduction to Directing ( 3 )  

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

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

Spring Semester

%  MUSL 1260  -  Voice Class ( 2 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies  -  3 )  

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

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

*  DRAM 3310  -  Acting II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2070  -  Stage Management ( 1 )  

Junior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 2030  -  Technical Theatre I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2130  -  Dramatic Literature I ( 3 )  

% MUSL 3300  -  Piano Class I ( 2 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

&  Electives (5)

+ DRAM 4030  -  Classical Acting ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

*  DRAM 3020  -  Dramatic Literature II ( 3 )  

+  DRAM 3410  -  Advanced Directing ( 3 )  

%  PHIL 1000  -  Introduction to Philosophy ( 3 )  

%    -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 4140  -  Afro-American Drama ( 3 )  

Senior Year

Fall Semester

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

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

+  DRAM 4040  -  Acting III ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

&  Electives (5)

Spring Semester

*  DRAM 2050  -  Voice and Diction ( 3 )  

%  SOCI 2100  -  Principles of Sociology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

&  Electives (8)

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

*(SI) = Speech Intensive

*(WI) = Writing Intensive

Distribution of Hours

* Core Curriculum Courses - 88

+ Performance Courses - 6

% Non-Departmental Required Courses - 13

& Electives - 18

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