All undergraduate theatre majors at the University of Georgia must complete a core of theatre courses designed to introduce the various facets of the field of theatre, in addition to UGA core and Franklin College Requirements. The major includes courses in acting, design, play analysis and theatre history. In addition, two courses at one semester hour each are “Applied Drama” courses (THEA 2040 and 2050) involving the student in the actual work of theatre in such areas as costuming, stagecraft, and box office and promotion. THEA 2500 is strongly recommended for the first semester, along with either 3500 or 3290, or THEA 3300/3330/3340/3350/3520 if possible. In planning their schedules, students should note that Acting I (THEA 3500) is a prerequisite for most upper division acting courses (which are major electives) and limited to theatre majors. Theatre majors can pursue the general major or add an optional area of emphasis in acting, design, directing/stage management, dramatic media, dramatic writing, or theatre theory/history. More than half of our students pursue second majors or dual degrees, which is encouraged and usually manageable within four years. Up to date requirements for the degree can be found in the UGA Bulletin. During their first 60 credit hours, the student will work with a professional advisor in the office of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (with few exceptions). Students may also contact the department's upper division Academic Advisor with specific questions about the major. Once they have earned 60 total credit hours, they will be advised in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies and also be assigned a faculty mentor. Students with double majors should see their advisor in each major department every semester in order to receive complete advisement before registration. MAJOR Courses Required for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Major courses in addition to Core Areas I-V, Franklin College Requirements, and University Requirements. Area VI (18 Hours) 8 hours in THEA: THEA 2500 (Theatre as Discipline and Profession), THEA 2040 (Applied Drama), THEA 2050 (Applied Drama), THEA 3290 or THEA 3291H (Script Analysis or Honors Script Analysis) 10 hours in 1000/2000/3000-level fine arts and humanities: ARHI, ARTS, ARST, DANC, MUSI, CLAS, CMLT, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, RELI. Also allowed: ITAL 2500, PTSP 2550, ROML 2550, SPAN 2550, FILM 2120, FILM(AFAM) 2130, THEA 2060, THEA 2110 or 2110E, THEA 2140, COMM 1110. (THEA 2000, 2100H, and 2010 may be substituted if taken before declaring a theatre major at UGA) Note: If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, general electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 36-40 hours total (36 hours total for general major; areas of emphasis are 39-40 total hours). Required Courses (21 hours) THEA 3300 (3 hours) – Foundations of Entertainment Design THEA 3500 (3 hours) – Foundations of Acting THEA 4220 (3 hours) – Theatre and Society (offered in fall) THEA 4210 (3 hours) – Theatre and Modernity (offered in spring) THEA 5110 or THEA 5600 (3 hours) – Stage Management or Play Direction Choose one (3 hours): THEA 3330 – Costume Crafts THEA 3340 – Stagecraft THEA 3350 –Lighting Technology THEA 3520 – Makeup for the Performing Arts Choose one (3 Hours): THEA 4230 Theatre and Ritual THEA 4280 Women in Performance THEA 4300 Queer Theatre and Film THEA 4400 Asian Theatre and Drama THEA (AFAM) 4460 History of Dramatic Art: Special Topics (Study Abroad) THEA (AFST) 4470 African Theatre THEA 4480 (AFAM) History of African-American Drama and Theatre THEA 4500 The Broadway Musical and American Culture THEA 4700 Dramaturgy THEA 4800 Topics in History Major Electives (15 -19 hours) Choose 5 three-hour FILM or THEA courses numbered 3000-level or above OR Complete one of the areas of emphasis below. Note: No course will count toward the major unless it is earned with a grade of “C” or better. Note that a grade of “C-” does not satisfy this requirement. Non-equivalent transfer courses will not satisfy the requirements for the major; all transfer theatre courses must be evaluated by the department if equivalent credit is to be offered. We accept no more than 15 equivalent transfer credits toward major requirements. You may not count courses in electives or areas of emphasis that have been counted in the major requirements. Franklin College requires in core Area IV study of a foreign language through the third semester or its equivalent. STUDENTS CAN GET CREDIT FOR UNIVERSITY THEATRE SHOWS (acting, stage management, assistant directing, design, etc.) with THEA 5080. You can take up to three credit hours, and take the course twice. If you take three credit hours, that would count as a theatre major elective. You can get this credit during the semester you do the work or the semester immediately following. You can’t decide to take the credit a year later or more. Once a student reaches 60 credit hours, they will need to be assigned a departmental advisor (see Dina Canup). Check the UGA Bulletin http://bulletin.uga.edu for the most current UGA, Franklin College, and departmental requirements, and for most accurate course descriptions. AREAS OF EMPHASIS Acting (19 hours) Required courses (15 hours): THEA 5010 Scene Study (pre req 3500) Choose four from the following: THEA 5331 Shakespeare (pre req 3500, 5010) THEA 5335 Shakespeare Practicum (permission of department) THEA 5510 Physical Actor (pre req 3500) THEA 5530 Voice for the Actor (pre req 3500) THEA 5500 Advanced Acting (pre req 3500, 5010) THEA 5550 Meisner Technique (pre req 3500 or permission of department) THEA 5570 Acting on Camera (pre req 3500) THEA 5080 Production Practicum (3 hours, for role in UGA Theatre production, permission of department) THEA 5880 Performance Topics (permission of department, depending on topic) may also be substituted Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone Course (1 hour): THEA 5053 Senior Seminar: Audition preparation for graduating students for professional internship opportunities in ATL at Aurora Theatre, Actors Express, Georgia Ensemble, and more. Design (19 hours) Choose one of the following (3 hours): THEA 5330 Costume Design THEA 5351 Scenic Design THEA 5352 Lighting Design Choose four of the following (12 hours), if not taken in major requirements or above: THEA 3330 Costume Crafts THEA 3340 Stagecraft THEA 3350 Lighting Technology THEA 3520 Makeup for the Performing Arts THEA 5110 Stage Management THEA 5310 Technical Problems THEA 5315 CAD, 2D, Drafting for Stage and Production Design THEA 5320 CAD, 3D, Modeling and Visualization for Stage and Production Design THEA 5330 Costume Design THEA 5340 History of Costume and Adornment THEA 5341 History of Architecture and Decoration THEA 5351 Scenic Design THEA 5352 Lighting Design THEA 5372 Scenic Painting THEA 5380 Design THEA 5381 Entertainment Technology and Skills: Metals and Plastics THEA 5382 Entertainment Technology and Skills: Rigging, Facilities, and Safety THEA 5383 Management and Production for Theatre THEA 5480 Topics in Design THEA 5730 Advanced Costume Design THEA 5732 Cutting and Draping Patterns for Costuming THEA 5733 Millinery THEA 5734 Stage and Screen Fabric Modification THEA 5751 Advanced Scenic Design THEA 5752 Advanced Lighting Design THEA 5756 Automated Lighting and Visualization THEA 5757 Lighting for Non-Traditional Events THEA 5758 Architectural and Themed Lighting THEA 5880 Sound Effects for Stage and Screen Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone (1 hour): THEA 5970 Design Portfolio Directing/Stage Management (19 hours) Required (6 hours): THEA 5600 Play Direction OR THEA 5110 Stage Management (take the course you have not already taken for the major requirement) THEA 5080 Production Practicum (3 hours minimum credit) for assignment as AD, SM or ASM on a mainstage UGA Theatre production. (Course repeatable for 1-6 hours, only need 3 hours to meet the requirement). Additional courses (9 hours total): Choose one (3 hours): THEA 3340 Stagecraft (if not taken in major requirements) THEA 5010 Scene Study THEA 5565 Meisner THEA 5570 Acting on Camera Choose two (6 hours): THEA 4700 Dramaturgy THEA 5351 Scene Design THEA 5610 Play Direction Lab FILM 5640 Directing for the Cinema THEA 5630 Producing the New Script FILM 4480 Introduction to DV Production THEA 5710S Community-based theatre Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone (1 hour): THEA 5053 Senior Seminar: Direction or Stage Management of a Showcase project which has an advisor in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. Dramatic Media (19 hours) Choose five from the following courses (15 hours): FILM 4680 Introduction to DV Production FILM 5640 Directing for the Cinema THEA 5310 Technical Problems (Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit) THEA 5700 Internship in Theatre/Film/Animation (Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit) THEA 5780 Topics in Computer Technology (Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit) THEA 5810 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media I THEA 5820 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media II THEA 5830 Computer Animation for Dramatic Media III THEA 5840 Technical Animation with Computers THEA 5850 Motion Capture for Animation and Media THEA 5860 Interactive Media as Drama I THEA 5870 Interactive Multimedia and Live Performance THEA 5861 Interactive Media as Drama II THEA 5880 Sound Effects for Stage and THEA **** Visual Narrative THEA **** Intro to 2D Animation Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone course (1 Hour): THEA 5590 Special Projects in Drama. Final Semester Project Dramatic Writing (18 hours) Required Courses (9 hours): THEA 3020 Basic Dramatic Writing THEA 4000 Dramatic Writing 1 THEA 4700 Dramaturgy Choose one (3 hours): THEA 5620 Dramatic Writing 2 THEA 5680 Topics in Dramatic Writing Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone (3 hours): THEA 5630 Producing the New Script Theatre Theory and History (18 hours) Choose four (12 hours) not already taken, up to two of which may be FILM courses: THEA 4230 Theatre and Ritual THEA 4280 Women in Performance THEA 4300 Queer Theatre and Film THEA 4400 Asian Theatre and Drama THEA (AFAM) 4460 History of Dramatic Art: Special Topics (Study Abroad) THEA (AFST) 4470 African Theatre THEA (AFAM) 4480 History of African American Drama and Theatre THEA 4500 The Broadway Musical and American Culture THEA 4700 Dramaturgy THEA 4800 Topics in History THEA 4*** Latin American and Caribbean Theatre THEA 5710S Community-based Theatre FILM 4250 History of Cinema I FILM 4260 History of Cinema II FILM 4600 Women and Film FILM 4620 Genre Cinema FILM 4640 (+4640I) Latin American Film and Media FILM 4750 French Film History FILM 4660 History of Animation FILM 4670 Film Technology and Style FILM 5481 Topics in Cinema FILM 5900 Film Theory Elective (3 hours): Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above Capstone (3 hours) Choose one: THEA 4960 (3 credits), THEA 4970H (3 credits), THEA 4980H (3 credits) Additional Notes In place of graduation checks, students now apply to graduate. They can do this up to two semesters ahead; for example, in spring, they can apply for fall. This triggers the graduation advising office to check to see if they have missing requirements or are on track. Applying for Graduation Students can also check in with Dina Canup if they are over 90 credit hours but not yet able to apply to graduate, for an unofficial pre-check (especially regarding issues with how transfer credits are showing up, area 6, or departmental requirements) in addition to meeting with their departmental advisor (this should never replace meeting with their departmental advisor each semester). In some cases, Dina may refer students to the graduation advisor for an e-grad check if it seems useful, though it will not be necessary in most cases. Students should apply to graduate as soon as they are able so that they can make any schedule adjustments that seem prudent. https://osas.franklin.uga.edu/graduation-certification-office Due to changing degree requirements and class offerings before fall 2019, if students notice some courses (ex: THEA history options, THEA 2500, ARST in area 6, etc.) are not showing up correctly in Degreeworks, see Dina. She can verify which classes should count where, and request individual exceptions be made in Degreeworks if needed. REQUIREMENTS FOR THEATRE MAJORS DECLARED BEFORE FALL 2019: Course Title Credit Hours THEA 2000 OR 2500 Drama Appreciation (Counted in area 6) OR Theatre as Discipline and Profession (preferred course; offered starting fall 2019; counted in area 6) 3 THEA 2040 Applied Drama Laboratory (Counted in area 6) - crew assignments for UGA Theatre shows (see Michael O'Connell in Scene Shop) 1 THEA 2050 Applied Drama Laboratory (Counted in area 6) - crew assignments for UGA Theatre shows (see Michael O'Connell in Scene Shop) 1 THEA 3300 Foundations of Performance Design 3 THEA 3500 Acting I: Foundations of Acting 3 THEA 3290 OR 3291H Script Analysis 3 THEA 4210 Theatre and Modernity 3 THEA 4220 Theatre and Society 3 THEA 4230, 4280, 4300, 4400, 4460, 4470, 4480, 4500, 4700, OR 4800 Choose One Additional Theatre History/Lit Course 3 THEA 5110 OR 5600 Stage Management OR Play Direction 3 THEA 5053 Senior Seminar 1 Choose Any five three-hour THEA courses numbered 3000-level or above 15 TOTAL HOURS (not counting Area 6) 37 Area VI Requirements Five hours in THEA: THEA 2000 OR 2500, 2500, or THEA 2100H, THEA 2040, THEA 2050 (also listed above) Six hours in the humanities: choose two 1000/2000-level 3-hour courses from CLAS, CMLT, ENGL, HIST, PHIL, RELI. Also allowed: ITAL 2500, PTSP 2550, ROML 2550, SPAN 2550. Seven hours in 1000/2000-level fine arts: ARHI, ARST, ARTS, DANC, MUSI. Also allowed: COMM 1110, FILM 2120, FILM(AFAM) 2130, THEA 2060, THEA 2110, THEA 2140. THEA 2010 is allowable if taken before declaring the theatre major at UGA. If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, general electives may be taken here. Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.