Theatre

Degree Programs

General Studies

The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

Mission and Objectives

The mission of the Chadron State College Theatre Studies Program is to prepare students for professional and educational theatre through a comprehensive program of practical application of knowledge bases and skills as well as sound analytical and theoretical development. Through a global perspective on theatre, its practices, and its history, students are provided the diversity necessary to their development as an individual and responsible member of a world society.

The course of study is designed to prepare the student for a career in theatre and to encourage personal and artistic growth in a student-centered environment that places an equal value on classroom study and practical application. To this end, the program is dedicated to providing a classroom experience strong in historical, theoretical, and process oriented work combined with extensive practical opportunities in production in which students are encouraged and expected to play key roles as actors, designers, technicians, and directors.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Theatre

A student must complete the core requirements, the General Studies requirements, and one of the following options.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 135 Alteration & Construction Techniques 3
TH 134 Principles of Acting 3
TH 159 & 159L Technical Theatre & Lab 3
TH 222 Stage Make-Up 2
TH 224 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement 3
TH 234 Audition Techniques & Practices 2
TH 237 Beginning Directing 3
TH 243 & 243L Intro to Set/Light Design & Lab 3
TH 336 Theatre History I 3
TH 337 Theatre History II 3
TH 412 Senior Assessment Jury 1
TH 429 Playscript Analysis 3
TH 435 Special Topics in Theatre (Choose from Stage Combat, Scene Painting, or Acting for the Camera) 3
Total hours 35

Performance/Directing Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 35
Electives to be selected from TH 334, 339, 340/440, 359, 434, 435, 437 19
Total hours 54

Technical/Design Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 35
Electives to be selected from TH 339, 340/440, 359, 402, 435, 445, 459/459L 19
Total hours 54

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in Theatre (7-12)

 

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 135 Alteration & Construction Techniques 3
TH 134 Principles of Acting 3
TH 159 & 159L Technical Theatre & Lab 3
TH 222 Stage Make-up 2
TH 224 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement 3
TH 234 Audition Techniques & Practices 2
TH 237 Beginning Directing 3
TH 243 & 243L Intro to Set/Light Design & Lab 3
TH 336 Theatre History I 3
TH 337 Theatre History II 3
TH 412 Senior Assessment Jury 1
TH 429 Playscript Analysis 3
TH 435 Special Topics in Theatre (Choose from Stage Combat, Scene Painting, or Acting for the Camera) 3
Total hours 35
NOTE: EDUC 431b, Special Methods in Language Arts, is required in addition to the above for the Theatre Subject Endorsement.

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Minor in Theatre

 

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 135 Alteration & Construction Techniques 3
TH 134 Principles of Acting 3
TH 159/159L Technical Theatre Lab 3
TH 237 Beginning Directing 3
TH 243/243L Intro. to Set/Light Design & Lab 3
History/Analysis elective* 3
Production elective* 3
Total hours 21
*One (1) elective course must be selected from each of the following categories:
History/Analysis Elective: TH 336, 337, 429
Production Elective: TH 334, 435, 437, 445, 459/459

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