Theatre (B.A.)

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Visual and Performing Arts

http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/Theatre/index.asp
(239) 590-7196

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Program Admission Requirements

  • Submit an FGCU Undergraduate Admission Application and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Complete common prerequisites with a grade of C or better.
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX000 or any introductory course from THEX001-X035

    FGCU Course: THE 2300 Survey of Dramatic Lit (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX300 or THEX305

    FGCU Course: THE 2925 Play Production (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: THEX925

    FGCU Course: TPA 2210 Stagecraft (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAX200 or TPAX210

    FGCU Course: TPA 2214 Stage Lighting and Sound (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

    FGCU Course: TPA 2290 Tech Theatre Lab I (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAX290

    FGCU Course: TPP 2190 Rehearsal & Performance (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPP X190 / TPP X110

    FGCU Course: TPP 2100 Acting I (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

    FGCU Course: Any combination THE, TPA and TPP Course (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: TPAXXXX or TPPXXXX or THEXXXX

  3. Required Courses in the Major (20 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    THE 2100 Theatre History (3)
    THE 2925 Play Production (1 cr x 2 semesters) (2)
    THE 4959 Sr. Cap. Thtr as a Profession (3)
    TPP 3303 Script Analysis (3)
    TPP 3310 Play Directing I (3)
    TPP 4601 Creating New Theatre (3)*

  4. Electives in the Major (27 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    TPA 4940 Internship in Tech Theatre (1-3)
    TPP 4940 Internship in Thtr Performance (1-3)

    Select 6 credits from the following:
    Any upper-level (3000-4999) course with prefixes other than DAA, THE, TPA or TPP.

    Select 18 credits from the following list. At least 15 credits from the upper level (3000-4999):
    DAA 2105 Contemporary Dance I (2)*
    DAA 2205 Ballet I (2)*
    DAA 3108 Contemporary Dance II (3)**
    DAA 3208 Ballet II (3)**
    DAA 4930 Special Topics in Dance (1-3)**
    THE 3073 Film Study for Thtr Students (3)
    THE 3540 Applied Theatre (3)
    THE 3560 Ecologies of Performance (3)
    THE 4905 Directed Study (1-4)
    THE 4930 Special Topics in Theatre (1-3)
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre (3-9)
    THE 4955 Study Abroad in Theatre (3-6)
    TPA 2248 Workshop in Stage Makeup (1)
    TPA 4060 Principles of Scene Design (3)
    TPA 4601 Stage Management (3)
    TPA 4930 Special Topics in Thea Prod/Ad (1-3)
    TPA 4940 Internship in Tech Theatre (1-3)
    TPP 2220 Audition Techniques (3)
    TPP 3113 Acting II (3)
    TPP 3164 The Actor's Instrument (3)*
    TPP 3242 Performance Art (3)
    TPP 3264 Acting for the Camera (3)
    TPP 3293 Devising Performance (3)**
    TPP 3294 Staging Devised Performance (3)**
    TPP 3600 Playwriting (3)
    TPP 3790 The Voiceover Artist (3)
    TPP 4143 Acting Styles (3)*
    TPP 4174 Transmedia Autoperformance (3)
    TPP 4311 Play Directing II (3)
    TPP 4601 Creating New Theatre (3)*
    TPP 4930 Special Topics in Theatre Perf (1-3)*
    TPP 4940 Internship in Thtr Performance (1-3)*

    *Courses may be taken up to four times.
    **Courses may be taken up to two times.

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED:   120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 credits must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfaction of the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

The information contained in this catalog excerpt is intended for informational purposes only. Every effort is made to provide this information as accurately as possible at the time of publication; however, the university reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
Printed on: 9/2/2015.