Senior Work

Senior Work Course Requirements

Here, by discipline, is a list of courses required to prepare for the Senior Independent Project (THEA 0700).  All electives and literature classes must be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

Note:  below, “additional” means in addition to those required by the major.

Full Major

  • Acting: Two additional acting courses and one additional THEA literature course.
  • Directing: Directing II: Advanced (THEA 0324) or Directing and Creating (THEA 0238), AD/SM/ASM a Faculty Show or Directing a THEA 0500, and one additional THEA literature course.
  •  Design: Two additional courses in design, and either Monuments and Ideas in Western Art (HARC 0100) OR Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art (HARC 0102) OR Modern Art (HARC 0202).  Note:  THEA 0119/0129 and THEA 0125 do not satisfy this Design requirement.
  • Playwriting: Playwriting I:  Beginning (THEA 0218), Playwriting II: Advanced (THEA 0318), and one additional THEA literature course.
  • Literature: Two additional THEA literature courses, and a theatre elective.
  • Applied Theatre: Theatre and Social Change (THEA 0235), one additional THEA literature course and a theatre elective.
  • Devised Theatre:  Devised Theatre (THEA 0237) or Directing and Creating (THEA 0238) and AD/SM/ASM a Faculty Show or Direct THEA 0500, and a theatre elective.
  • Intradisciplinary:  Three additional Theatre electives.

 

Joint Major

  • Acting:  two additional acting courses,.
  • Directing:  Directing II: Advanced (THEA 0324) or Directing and Creating (THEA 0238), and AD/SM/ASM a Faculty Show or Directing a THEA 0500.
  • Design: One additional THEA design course and either Monuments and Ideas in Western Art (HARC 0100) OR Monuments and Ideas in Asian Art (HARC 0102) OR Italian Renaissance Art (HARC 0201) OR Modern Art (HARC 0202). Note:  THEA 0119/0129 and THEA 0125 do not satisfy this Design requirement.
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  • Playwriting:  Playwriting I:  Beginning (THEA 0218) and Playwriting II: Advanced (THEA 0318)
  • Literature: Two THEA literature course.
  • Applied Theatre: Theatre and Social Change (THEA 0235) and one THEA literature course.
  •  Devised Theatre:  Devised Theatre (THEA 0237) or Directing and Creating (THEA 0238) and AD/SM/ASM a Faculty Show or Directing a THEA 0500.

 

General Information

All proposals are reviewed collectively by theatre faculty and staff. Approval comes only as the result of a process in which a student demonstrates the necessary a) experience, b) organizational skills and work habits, and c) willingness to work closely with an advisor. Proposals that are late, poorly conceived, or badly written may be rejected.

Students enrolled in 500 and 700 projects are expected to attend weekly meetings during the semester of the project. Attendance will be a factor in the final grade.

 

Proposal Due Dates:

Preliminary Proposal forms are to be submitted the term prior to the project. You must meet with your advisor before submitting this form.

Projects taking place in the Spring (Deadline – Nov. 1st)
Project taking place in the Fall or Winter (Deadline – Apr 1st)

Department of Theatre

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753