Your theater major will prepare you to pursue a career as a theater professional, a drama teacher at the secondary level, or even the leader of a drama ministry.

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Theater Arts

Major in Theater Arts (BA) requires a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond the basic course requirements of the University. English 101 and 102 are prerequisite to all courses in the major unless exception is granted by the Chair of the department. Students majoring in Theater Arts must first complete the following courses:

 

  • THEA 222: Beginning Stagecraft (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 330: Acting I (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 381: Theater History I (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 381: Theater History II (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 430: Modern Drama (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 434: Directing I (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 203: Applied Theater (six one-hour course-credits)

 

The student must then elect 12 additional hours from Theater (THEA) offerings. These elected courses may be chosen from the offering of theater courses listed in the GWU catalog or may make arrangement for specialized/advance study with an instructor under the rubric Special Topics in Theater (THEA 400). These courses may include such topics as Theater Management, Stage Combat, Advanced Stage Make-up Techniques, Acting for the Camera, Acting in Shakespeare, Styles in Acting, or Advanced Readings in Dramatic Literature. Students may utilize HONR 400 and/or HONR 401 to fulfill three hours of credit toward the major.

 

Minor in Theater Arts (BA) requires 18 semester hours in Theater Arts taken from the following classes (15 hours for Comm majors). You should speak with your advisor in the department of your major for appropriate information about electing Theater as a minor. The following three courses are required of those minoring in theater.

 

  • THEA 381: Theater History I (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 381: Theater History II (3 hrs.)
  • THEA 430: Modern Drama (3 hrs.)

Contact

 

Theatre Arts

Sue Fair

E-mail: sfair@gardner-webb.edu

 

Chris Nelson

E-mail: cnelson2@gardner-webb.edu