Sample Degree Pathway for English - Theatre Arts Concentration


For students entering in fall 2010 to spring 2015.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.1010(Gen. Ed.) College Writing I3
MATH.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Math3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage Culture 1
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective
3
FAHS.1090First Year Seminar31
Total16

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.1020(Gen. Ed.) College Writing II3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage Culture 2
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science w/lab
3/4
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Art Humanities)3
ENGL.2xxxFoundations course1
3
Total15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.2xxxFoundations course1
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective23
xxxx.xxxxProduction credit2
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science (non-lab)
3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 3 or WR track4
3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.2xxxFoundations course1
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective23
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)
3
xxxx.xxxxLanguage 4 or WR track43
Total15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
ENGL.4230 /
ENGL.4240
Shakespeare 1 or 2
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) AH (Arts/Humanities)
3
xxxx.xxxx(Gen. Ed.) Science III w/lab
3/4
Total15/16

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective2
3
xxxx.xxxx
(Gen. Ed.) SS (Social Science)
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree, Minor, or Theatre Elective
3
Total15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
THEA.xxxxCapstone Course
3
xxxx.xxxxTheatre Elective2
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree, Minor or Theatre Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective or WR track4
3
Total15

Spring Semester

Course #Course NameCr.
xxxx.3/4xxxFree or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.3/4xxxFree or Minor Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree, Minor, or Theatre Elective
3
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective
3
Total15

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):

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

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)

Performance (min. 3 credits)

Creative electives (min. 3 credits)

Technical theatre (min. 3 credits)

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