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1World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
2For students entered fall 2015
Theatre Arts has three foundations courses: Play Analysis, British Literary Traditions, and American Literary Traditions. They may be taken in any order.
For students entered fall 2017
Theatre Arts has three foundations courses: Play Analysis, Theatre History I OR Theatre History II, and Foundations of Theatrical Design
3There are several different varieties of Theatre Electives, with a required distribution. These can be taken in any order; see the list of Theatre Electives and specific categories and distribution requirements below. One literature elective must fulfill the Department’s Diverse Traditions requirement. Some students may satisfy the Diverse Traditions requirement with a 2000 level course and should consult with their advisors to be sure that they will also satisfy both the DCA & SRE ELOs.
4Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the English major. The department recommends that all majors take MATH.1110 which fulfills both the Math Breadth of Knowledge requirement and the Quantitative Literacy ELO. See QL course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement.
A minimum of 37 credits, appropriately distributed, is required for the Theatre Arts major:
No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.
Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.
Restriction on off-campus study:
The Theatre Arts Concentration consists of 37 credits. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits of “ENGL” course work and 13 credits of THEA coursework are specifically required; students may select from either course group for the remaining 6 required credits.
Each of the following 2000-level foundation courses is required (9 credits):
One of the following courses in Shakespeare is required (3 credits):
Students must take Play Production at least once (3 credits):
At least two courses in Dramatic Literature/Theatre History Electives (6 credits):
At least one course in Performance Electives (min. 3 credits):
At least one course in Creative Electives (min. 3 credits):
At least one course in Technical Theatre Electives (min. 3 credits):
Two additional 3-credit Theatre Arts Electives (either ENGL or THEA) in any of these areas:
Students need to take two more courses (6 credits) in any one of the four areas listed below; see course lists in each of these sub-sections above for specific options. Students should choose these courses from the area in which they wish to specialize.
A capstone course is required (may be a one-credit course):
Optional: An additional 17 credits in THEA and ENGL electives may be taken (0-17 credits):
Additional courses (up to 17 credits within the 54 credit limit) may be taken in literature, theatre, or writing. For students contemplating graduate school in the discipline, additional 3000 or 4000 level theatre or dramatic literature courses are recommended.
Note: Theatre Arts students are not required to take a minor, but they may wish to do so. Depending on the student's career goals and interests, several different minors may be appropriate. All students are encouraged to discuss possible minors with their academic advisers.