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Theatre Requirements

Theatre at Middlebury is an interdisciplinary pursuit in which students examine the art form from multiple perspectives. The program offers a major, a joint major, and a minor.

Requirements for the Major: Students must complete a combination of twelve courses (eight core courses and four Theatre electives) and a Crew Requirement (defined below).

Core Courses

  • ARDV 0116 The Creative Process
  • THEA 0101 Visual Creativity for the Stage or THEA 0111 Scenic Design I: Beginning or THEA 0113 Lighting Design I: Beginning or THEA 0205 Costume Design I: Beginning 
  • THEA 0102 Acting I 
  • THEA 0208 Theatre History 
  • THEA 0214 Directing I: Beginning 
  • THEA/CRWR 0218 Playwriting I: Beginning or HARC 0100 Monuments and Ideas in Western Art or a THEA literature course
  • THEA 0406 Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Performance Aesthetics 
  • THEA 0700 Senior Independent Project

The remaining four courses are Theatre electives to be chosen in consultation with the advisor as preparation for the Senior Independent Project (THEA 0700).

Only one Production Studio course may be counted in fulfillment of the major.
    
Joint Majors
: Students must complete a combination of eight courses (six core courses and two Theatre electives) and a Crew Requirement (defined below). Joint majors who choose to do their Senior Independent Project in acting or directing may be required to complete an additional course.

Core Courses

  • ARDV 0116 The Creative Process 
  • THEA 0101Visual Creativity for the Stage or THEA 0111 Scenic Design I: Beginning or THEA 0113 Lighting Design I: Beginning or THEA 0205 Costume Design I: Beginning
  • THEA 0102 Acting I
  • THEA 0208 Theatre History 
  • THEA 0406 Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Performance Aesthetics 
  • THEA 0700 Senior Independent Project

Only one Production Studio course may be counted in fulfillment of the joint major.

Senior Independent Project: Students may pursue independent senior projects in acting, directing, design (set, light, or costume), playwriting, literature, applied theatre, or by combining two or more of the above disciplines. All senior projects will include both experiential and analytical work. Intermediate Independent Projects (THEA 0500) are not required but may be proposed in all disciplines except acting. Please visit Senior work for a guide to Senior Work Course Requirements.

Crew Requirement: The Crew Requirement must be completed by the end of the 5th semester and will normally be satisfied by undertaking a running crew assignment (lights, sound, wardrobe) on a for-credit production. This requirement may also be fulfilled by stage managing or assistant directing a faculty show, or by completing THEA 0119 Fall Production Studio: Design.

Theatre Minor:  Students must complete a combination of six courses (four core courses and two Theatre electives) and a crew requirement.

Core Courses:

  • ARDV 0116 The Creative Process or THEA 0101 Visual Creativity for the Stage
  • THEA 0102 Acting I
  • THEA 0208 Theatre History
  • THEA literature course

Theatre electives: only one Production Studio course may be counted as an elective.

Crew Requirement: The Crew Requirement must be completed by the end of the 5th semester and will normally be satisfied by undertaking a running crew assignment (lights, sound, wardrobe) on a for-credit production. This requirement may also be fulfilled by stage managing a faculty show, or by completing THEA 0119 Fall Production Studio: Design.

Please note:  These requirements apply to any student declaring a Theatre Minor starting fall 2014. 

 Old Theatre Minor

Students who declared a Thea minor prior to fall 2014 must complete a combination of six courses (three core courses and three Theatre electives).

Core Courses:

  • ARDV 0116 The Creative Process or THEA 0101 Visual Creativity for the Stage
  • THEA 0102 Acting I
  • THEA 0208 Theatre History

Theatre electives: only one Production Studio course may be counted as an elective.

Honors: Honors, high honors, or highest honors are awarded to graduating seniors in the Theatre Program based upon their grade point average of 3.8 or better in theatre courses, and overall distinction in the department.  Joint majors are only eligible for honors.