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B.A., Theatre Curriculum

Theatre Major (39 credits)

Students majoring in Theatre advance their skills and passions in a broad-based Liberal Arts curriculum. Theatre majors must complete 39 credits of coursework in order to satisfy the degree requirements. Theatre majors are encouraged to participate in Seton Hall Theatre, Theatre Council and professional Theatre workshops.

Required Courses (27 credits)

COTR 1620, 1621, 1622 Performance Lab* (3 credits)     
COTR 1720 Basic Stage Craft (3 credits)
COTR 2621 Introduction to the Theatre (3 credits) 
COTR 2624 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)
COTR 2627 Principles of Acting (3 credits)
COTR 3620 Theatre as Social Change (3 credits)
COTR 3621 Directing (3 credits)
COTR 3623 Lighting Design (3 credits)    OR
COTR 3625 Scene Design (3 credits) 
COTR 5799 Senior Seminar: Theatre (3 credits)

Electives (12 credits) - 6 credits must be from COTR

COTR 2610 The American Stage (3 credits)
COTR 2622 Theatre as Cultural Dialogue (3 credits)
COTR 2626 Acting I (3 credits)
COTR 3193 Independent Study (3 credits)
COTR 3197 Theatre Internship I (3 credits)
COTR 3198 Theatre Internship II (3 credits)
COTR 3622 Playwriting (3 credits)
COTR 3623 Lighting (3 credits)
COTR 3624 Children's Theatre (3 credits)
COTR 3625 Scene Design (3 credits)
COTR 3626 Acting II (3 credits)
COTR 3627 Theatre in London (3 credits)
COTR 3629 Acting for the Camera (3 credits)
COTR 3631 Stage Management (3 credits)
COTR 3642/CORE 3324 ENGL 3312 Shakespeare (3 credits)
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice (2 credits)
MUAP 2231 Private Voice (2 credits)
MUHI 1134 Music of Broadway (3 credits)
MUTH 1099 Fundamentals of Songwriting (3 credits)

*Performance Lab: 3 one-credit course in acting, directing, stage crew, set or lighting design.

Theatre Minor (18 credits)

Students wishing to minor in Theatre must complete 18 credits (6 credits of required courses, and 12 credits of electives).

Required courses (9 credits)
COTR 2621 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
COTR 2627 Principles of Acting (3 credits)
COTR 2631 Theatre History (3 credits)

Electives (9 credits)

COTR 1720 Basic Stagecraft (3 credits)
COTR 2621 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits) 
COTR 2622 Theatre as Cultural Dialogue (3 credits)
COTR 2624 Vocal Techniques (3 credits)
COTR 3620 Theatre as Social Change (3 credits)
COTR 3621 Directing (3 credits)
COTR 3622 Playwriting (3 credits)
COTR 3623 Lighting (3 credits)
COTR 3624 Children's Theatre (3 credits)
COTR 3625 Scene Design (3 credits)
COTR 3626 Acting II (3 credits)
COTR 3627 Theatre in London (3 credits) 
COTR 3629 Acting for the Camera (3 credits)
COTR 3631 Stage Management (3 credits)
COTR 3642/CORE 3324 The Irish Stage (3 credits)
MUAP 1131 Beginning Voice (2 credits)
MUHI 1134 Music of Broadway (3 credits)

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalog.

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