Sample Degree Pathway for English - Theatre Arts Concentration


For students entering in fall 2010 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing I 3
MATH.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Math 3
xxxx.xxxx Language Culture 1
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
FAHS.1090 First Year Seminar3 1
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 (Gen. Ed.) College Writing II 3
xxxx.xxxx Language Culture 2
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab
3/4
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Art Humanities) 3
ENGL.2xxx Foundations course1
3
Total 15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.2xxx Foundations course1
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx Production credit2
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science (non-lab)
3
xxxx.xxxx Language 3 or WR track4
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.2xxx Foundations course1
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science) 3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)
3
xxxx.xxxx Language 4 or WR track4 3
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
ENGL.4230/4240 Shakespeare 1 or 2
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)
3
xxxx.xxxx (Gen. Ed.) Science III w/lab
3/4
Total 15/16

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)
3
xxxx.3/4xxx Free or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free, Minor, or Theatre Elective
3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
THEA.xxxx Capstone Course
3
xxxx.xxxx Theatre Elective2
3
xxxx.3/4xxx Free or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free, Minor or Theatre Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective or WR track4
3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course # Course Name Cr.
xxxx.3/4xxx Free or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.3/4xxx Free or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.3/4xxx Free or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free, Minor, or Theatre Elective
3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective
3
Total 15

Total Minimum Credits = 120

A minimum of 36 credits, appropriately distributed, is required for the Theatre Arts major:

  • In order to graduate, students must earn a cumulative 2.2 grade point average in their coursework for the Theatre Arts major.
  • Students must complete 18 credits with the “ENGL” prefix and 15 credits of “THEA” prefix courses. See below for more detailed specifics on various categories and requirements.
  • Students must complete a capstone course in Theatre in their senior year (see options below).
  • At least one Theatre Arts course must fulfill the department's Diverse Literary Traditions requirement; consult with your adviser or see the list in the SIS advising report.

1See list below. These three required courses can be taken in any order during the first two years.
2See list of options below. Majors must complete at least 3 credits in Production courses.
3Required of all freshmen.
4World Ready Language Track (WRtrack) requires successful completion of the Beginning 1 and 2 courses of a language and 3 courses related to the history/government/literature/culture of that same country. (15 credits)

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Refer to the General Education website for General Education requirements.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Required Courses

The Theatre Arts Concentration consists of 36 credits. Of these, a minimum of 18 credits of “ENGL” course work and 15 credits of THEA coursework are specifically required; students may select from either course group for the remaining 3 required credits.

Each of the following 2000-level foundation courses is required (9 credits):

  • ENGL.2330 Play Analysis
  • ENGL.2810 British Literary Traditions
  • ENGL.2820 American Literary Traditions

One of the following courses in Shakespeare is required (3 credits):

  • ENGL.4230 Shakespeare I
  • ENGL.4240 Shakespeare II

At least 3 credits in Production courses are required (3 credits):

  • THEA.3110 Play Production (3cr; may be repeated for credit)
  • THEA.4900 Performance Practicum (1-3cr; may be repeated for credit)
  • THEA.4920 Technical Theatre Practicum (1-3cr; may be repeated for credit)

Approved Theatre Arts electives (18 credits) must be distributed among the following FOUR areas:

Dramatic literature/theatre history (6 credits)

  • ENGL.3440 Women in Theatre (Div)
  • ENGL.3480 Modern American Drama
  • ENGL.3590 Contemporary World Drama (Div)
  • ENGL.3600 Medieval and Renaissance Theatre
  • ENGL.3610 Restoration Comedy
  • ENGL.3620 Modern Drama
  • ENGL.3630 English Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL.3640 African-American Drama (Div)
  • ENGL.3820 Theatre History 1
  • ENGL.3830 Theatre History 2

Performance (min. 3 credits)

  • THEA.2610 Acting 1 
  • THEA.2620 Acting 2
  • THEA.2650 Voice Movement for Actors
  • THEA.3400 Directing Workshop
  • THEA.4900 Performance Practicum (1cr; may be repeated for credit) 

Creative electives (min. 3 credits)

  • THEA.2300 Foundations of Theatrical Design
  • THEA.3400 Directing Workshop
  • THEA.4010 Topics in Theatre
  • ENGL.3040 Creative Writing: Playwriting

Technical theatre (min. 3 credits)

  • THEA.2210 Stagecraft
  • THEA.3110 Play Production (3cr; may be repeated for credit)

One capstone course is required (1-3 credits):

  • THEA.4930 Practicum in Theatre (1-3 credits; may be repeated for credit)
  • THEA.4940 Directed Study in Theatre (1-3 credits; may be repeated for credit)
  • THEA.4950 Senior Seminar in Theatre (1cr)
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.

Last updated: 10/26/2017