Theatre Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Theatre 
Department Chair: G. Strain 
Department Members: N. Crisafulli, R. Roberts, G. Strain 

Major: Theatre 
Minor: Theatre 

Program Information: The fine arts division at Franklin College provides theoretical and practical education in three programs, each of which explores one of society’s creative traditions: art, music, and theatre. 

The theatre department, through curricular offerings and co-curricular productions, aspires to develop students’ appreciation of theatre as an art form by expanding their understanding of the position of theatre in society and to develop their opportunities for participation in theatre, avocationally or vocationally, by increasing their competence in theatrical skills and abilities. The theatre program also administers the college’s required course in public speaking, which focuses on the preparation and delivery skills required in public address. 

All major and minor courses, related field courses, and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. 

Theatre Major 

Required courses 
THE 125 Script Analysis and Theory 
THE 135 Stagecraft 
THE 170 Theatre History 
THE 205 Acting 
THE 220 Directing I 
THE 236 Production Design 
THE 375 Dramatic Literature I 
THE 376 Dramatic Literature II 
THE 499 Sr. Competency Practicum 

Three of the following courses 
THE 235 Scenic Painting 
THE 245 Playwriting 
THE 305 Acting II 
THE 325 Directing II 

Professional Development Requirements 
THE 200 Professional Development 
THE 498 Portfolio 
SNR/SNT 489 Senior Experience 

Related field requirements 
One course with ART prefix 
One course with MUS prefix (Must be 3-4 credit hours) 
Plus SIX additional semester hours this is waived for students with a minor or a second major 
The remaining credits may be any sequence of related-area courses outside the THE prefix. Courses must be approved by the department and submitted to the Academic Records Office.  

Theatre Minor 

Required courses 
THE 125 Script Analysis and Theory 
THE 135 Stagecraft 
THE 205 Acting 
THE 220 Directing I 

One of the following courses 
THE 170 Theatre History 
THE 235 Scenic Painting 
THE 236 Production Design 
THE 245 Playwriting 
THE 305 Acting II 
THE 325 Directing II 

One of the following courses 
THE 375 Dramatic Literature I 
THE 376 Dramatic Literature II 

One of the following courses 
One course with ART prefix 
One course with MUS prefix (Must be 3-4 credit hours) 

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