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Theatre (B.A.) 2019-2020 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Website: https://www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsma/theatre/theatreba/
(239) 590-7196

Theatre at FGCU is committed to train and educate future technicians, artists, teachers and creative industry leaders. Our outstanding theatre faculty are professional artists, scholars, and teachers actively engaged in research and creative work. We are unswerving in our effort to prepare all students for the marketplace of jobs as well as the marketplace of ideas. We draw upon the collaborative traditions of our craft to encourage our students to courageously pursue curiosity and boldly risk discovery.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements
  1. FGCU General Education Program (https://www2.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

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

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

    FGCU Course: TPP 2190 Rehearsal & Performance (1)+
    Acceptable Substitute: TPPX190 or TPPX110

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

    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 (23 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 beyond common prerequisites) (1)+
    THE 3303 Script Analysis (3)
    THE 4959 Sr. Cap. Thtr as a Profession (3)
    TPP 2100 Acting I (3)++
    TPP 2190 Rehearsal and Performance (1 cr beyond common prerequistes)(1)+
    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.

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

    Complete 3 credits from the following:
    TPA 4601 Stage Management (3)+++
    TPP 3164 The Actor's Instrument (3)**+++

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

    Complete 15 credits from the following list. At least 12 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 2925 Play Production (1)+
    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 2190 Rehearsal and Performance (1)+
    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 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)**

    + Course must be taken for a total of 1 credit x 2 semesters. One credit x 1 semester will satisfy the common prerequisite area and 1 credit x 1 additional semester will satisfy the required courses area.  May be repeated afterward for a maximum of 2 additional credits toward elective requirements in the major.
    ++ 3 credits in TPP 2100 Acting I will apply toward the common prerequisite area and required courses area.
    +++ Courses used to satisfy one group of requirements may not be used to satisfy another group of requirements.
    ** The course prefix/number may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours and may be used to fulfill elective requirements in the major 

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

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

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120

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