*A minimum of 2 credits must be taken in both THE 101 and THE 102, with the remaining 2 credits to be selected from THE 101, 102, or 103 at the discretion of the student.
1. Acting track
The acting track focuses on acting skills while emphasizing the relation of acting to the ancillary disciplines that directly affect the actor. An actor should know and understand the work of the director and the various designers and artisans of the technical theatre in order to meet the challenges of a professional career or graduate education.
The successful director is one who is able to make informed decisions about every aspect of production from acting and design to movement and staging. The emphasis on directing courses augments a broad range of necessary skills courses needed to pursue an academic or professional career.
A designer needs to know the various collaborations necessary to the creative process. A successful designer will understand the actor’s and director’s process in order to successfully create and communicate his or her ideas. Practical experience and a portfolio are essentials for both the professional theatre and admission to a graduate program in technical theatre.