May 20, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Theatre, General Theatre Concentration, B.A.


Curriculum Requirements


Students entering the General Theatre Concentration are trained as well-rounded artists to work in multifaceted areas of professional theatre.  Through academic exposure and production experience, student graduate with knowledge in areas of dramatic literature, performance, and management.

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


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 General Theatre

 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 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 2040  -  Introduction to Acting ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

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)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  MATH GEC Requirement (3)

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

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

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

*  DRAM 3030  -  Introduction to Directing ( 3 )  

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

Spring Semester

+  DRAM 1000  -  Appreciation of Drama ( 2 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

%  PHIL 1000  -  Introduction to Philosophy ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2060  -  Oral Interpretation ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

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

Junior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 2030  -  Technical Theatre I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2130  -  Dramatic Literature I ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3040  -  Beginning Playwriting ( 3 )  

+  DRAM Performance Div (3)

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 3330  -  Theatre Movement ( 1 )  

*  DRAM 2070  -  Stage Management ( 1 )  

Spring Semester

+  DRAM 3220  -  Technical Theatre II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 3020  -  Dramatic Literature II ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

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

&  Electives (5)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

*  DRAM 3050  -  Dramatic Literature III ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 2000  -  Theatre Practice ( 1 )  

%  SOCI 2100  -  Principles of Sociology ( 3 )  

+ DRAM Technical Div. (3)

& Electives (6)

Spring Semester

+  DRAM 4110  -  Children’s Drama ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 4140  -  Afro-American Drama ( 3 )  

%  PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

*  DRAM 4210  -  Theatre Administration ( 3 )  

&  Electives (4)

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

(SI) = Speech intensive

(WI) = Writing intensive

Distribution of Hours

* Core Curriculum Courses - 86

+ Communications Courses - 14

% Non-Departmental Required Courses - 9

& Electives - 15