Information about Majors

   

The Department of Communication Studies at Trevecca offers two degrees in the area of dramatic arts—the major in dramatic arts and the major in theatre education.  The major in dramatic arts prepares students for performance and production in professional theatre, drama ministry, drama therapy, and/or graduate studies in theatre.  The major in theatre education not only prepares students in educational theatre but also certifies them nationally through NCATE with professional licensure for teaching theatre to grades 7-12.  Listed below are the course requirements for each of these majors.

 

B.A. in DRAMATIC ARTS

Among the variety of theatre courses offered at Trevecca, specific courses in acting, design, directing, and theatre history are required of all dramatic arts majors.  By the time a theatre student reaches his/her senior year, he or she has begun to specialize in one of these major collaborative areas of theatre and is ready to create and present an original senior project in their specialized area.  The project presentation is open to the general public and provides a student with a culminating, professional capstone experience in preparation for either graduate studies and/or professional employment after graduation. 

Every student in the program is also strongly encouraged to consider an internship in theatre (required of majors), ideally during the junior year.  Including an internship with academic work provides students with valuable opportunities such as professional hands-on experience in the theatre, networking relationships among prospective employers, and building a well-rounded resumé for graduation.  For more general information about internships, click here. For specific details about how all internships work at Trevecca click here.

General Education

51 hours

Major

39-40 hours

COM

1000

Production Participation and Project Attendance (6 satisfactory semesters)

(0)

COM

3010

Theories of Communication

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

One of the following three courses is also required:

(2)

 

COM

2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints (2)

 

 

COM

3410

Acting III: Meisner (2)

 

 

COM

3420

Acting IV: Shakespeare (2)

 

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

(3)

COM

3450

Playwriting Workshop

(2)

COM

4000

Advanced Public Speaking

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

422
A–F

Drama Practicum

(3)

COM

4510

Career Internship in Communication Studies

(3)

COM

4410

Modern Drama in Performance

(3)

COM

4550

Research Methods in Communication Studies

(3)

COM

4600

Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

(1)

COM

4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

(2)

 

 

Electives in Dramatic Arts

(2-3)


Additional requirement:

           

ITI

1500

Office and Internet Technologies

(2)

 

 

or

 

ITI

1900

Business Information Technology

 

Minor (Student's Choice)

15-18 hours

General Electives

9-13 hours

Total

120 hours


Senior Project Requirement for Majors

All senior Dramatic Arts and Theatre Education majors are required (either in the fall or spring semester by choice) to create a performance project which is open to the general public.  Projects must include a pre-production prospectus and a performance component (acting, directing, design, etc.).  The project should relate to the student's specialized interest in the theatre, demonstrate acquired skills, and be academically and vocationally beneficial as a culminative experience.  (All majors and minors are required to attend the projects of seniors.)  Students receive two (2) academic credits for the senior project.

 

B.A. in THEATRE EDUCATION (Grades 7-12 Licensure)

This program is designed to prepare a teacher candidate for a career as a theatre teacher in grades 7-12. Field experiences include observation and participation in grades 7-12 in various public school settings. Lesson planning and classroom management are included both in courses and in field experiences. A semester-long student teaching experience is the culminating requirement of the theatre education major.

General Education Core

64

Foundations Tier

22

BUS

2010

Financial Stewardship

(2)

COM

1010

Speech Communication

(3)

EDU

1200

Academic Thinking Skills

(1)

EDU

2100

Technology for Educators

(2)

ENG

1020

English Composition

(3)

ENG

1080

Critical Reading Writing Thinking

(3)

ENG

3150

English Acquisition (FS-10)*

(3)

MAT

1040

Concepts of Mathematics

(3)

 

 

or

 

MAT

1055

College Algebra

 

 

 

or

 

MAT

1070

Mathematical Ideas and Reasoning

 

PEA

1500

Introduction to Health and Wellness

(2)

Human Sciences Tier

12

PSY

2010

General Psychology

(3)

PSY

2500

Human Growth and Cognition

(3)

PSY

3411

Introduction to Exceptional Learner

(3)

SOC

2500

The Family in Society

(3)

 

 

or

 

SOC

3200

Social Problems

 

 

 

or

 

SOC

3300

Urban Sociology

 

Natural Sciences Tier

6

SCI

1500

Life Science

(3)

 

 

or

 

SCI

1600

Physical Science

 

SCI

2600

Issues in Science

(3)

Contexts Tier

24

EDU

3524

Philosophical Ethics for Educators

(3)

ENG

2000

World Literature

(3)

HIS

1400

World Civilization I

(3)

 

 

or

 

HIS

1450

World Civilization II

 

INT

1100

Life Calling and Purpose

(3)

MUS

1500

Fine Arts

(3)

REL

2000

Introduction to Biblical Faith

(3)

REL

3000

Christian Tradition

(3)

REL

4000

Christian Life and Ministry

(3)

Major

30

COM

1000

Production Participation (6 satisfactory semesters)

(0)

COM

2350

Creative Drama

(3)

COM

2410

Acting I: Theory and Practice

(2)

COM

2420

Acting II: Improvisation and Viewpoints

(2)

COM

2950

Script Analysis

(1)

COM

3400

Theatre History and Dramatic Literature

(3)

COM

3450

Playwriting Workshop

(3)

COM

4030

Design and Production for the Stage

(3)

COM

4040

Play Directing

(3)

COM

422
A-F

Drama Practicum

(4)

COM

4600

Junior/Senior Seminar in Dramatic Arts

(1)

COM

4410

Modern Drama in Performance

(3)

COM

4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

(2)

 

 

Certification in First Aid and CPR

(0)

Professional Secondary Core (Minor)

16

EDU

1020

Becoming a Teacher (FS-30)

(1)

EDU

1500

Foundations of Education

(3)

EDU

2825

Instructional and Classroom Management Strategies for Performance Based Classes (P-20)*

(3)

EDU

3510

Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (P-30)*

(3)

EDU

4230

Methods and Materials for Secondary Education (P-30)*

(3)

SOC

3270

Education in an Urban Culture (FS-10)

(3)

Professional Secondary Core (Minor)

16

EDU

4600

Student Teaching Seminar

3

EDU

4630

Opening of School Experience

0

EDU

4670

Enhanced Student Teaching Secondary School

9


  • Admission to Teacher Education Required
  • P Includes a Practicum
  • FS Includes a Field Study
  • Proof of Professional Liability ($1 million) required annually

Total

122


Senior Project Requirement for Majors

All senior Dramatic Arts and Theatre Education majors are required (either in the fall or spring semester by choice) to create a performance project which is open to the general public.  Projects must include a pre-production prospectus and a performance component (acting, directing, design, etc.).  The project should relate to the student's specialized interest in the theatre, demonstrate acquired skills, and be academically and vocationally beneficial as a culminative experience.  (All majors and minors are required to attend the projects of seniors.)  Students receive two (2) academic credits for the senior project.

    

For more information information about these theatre degree programs at Trevecca, please call 615-248-1370 or email our offices at theatre@trevecca.edu.

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