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
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 hoursthis 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

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)