College of Fine Arts and Communication

Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Studies Track

The Theatre Studies Track integrates academic inquiry and performance exploration through a comprehensive study of the art of theatre in relation to Professor Yury Urnov with students in a directing classmultiple communities, from local to global. The track consists of four courses from required categories of study and one elective in an area of individual interest.

This well-rounded curriculum will provide a strong foundation for graduate study or entry-level professional work to students with interests in areas such as directing, dramaturgy, theatre administration or stage management. Theatre studies also provides numerous transferable skills for students who wish to apply their theatre training to other fields such as education, law or business.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the required courses for the Theatre Studies Track, all students must complete the Department of Theatre Arts Core Courses (28 units).

Theatre Studies Required Courses (18 units total)

THEA 109 Acting I for Design/Production and Theatre Studies (3 units)

One of the following courses in performance creation (3 units):

THEA 314 Playwriting
THEA 317 Ensemble Theatre Laboratory

One of the following courses in dramaturgy and theory (3 units):
THEA 303 Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theatre
THEA 307 Theories of Theatre
THEA 380 Topics in Diversity
THEA 491 Production Dramaturgy

One of the following courses in community engagement (3 units):
THEA 310 Theatre for Social Change
THEA 401 Community Outreach in Theatre

One of the following courses in theatre organization and administration (3 units):
THEA 257 Stage Management
THEA 306 Theatre Organization and Administration

One additional theatre course from student’s area of interest (3 units)

Crew Requirements
THEA 497 Running Crew
and three from the following:
THEA 492 Acting Crew
THEA 494 Scene Crew
THEA 495 Lighting Crew
THEA 496 Costume Crew
THEA 498 Administration Crew

Department of Theatre Arts
Center for the Arts, Room 3037 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2792
Fax: 410-704-3914

spotlight: Professor Peter Wray speaks about the Wharton Project

Through the Wharton Project, Peter Wray and his students used theatre to bring books to life for Baltimore City third graders.

Speaker graphic Hear the Story

related links

Major Requirements Checklist 1 (PDF)

• Track Requirements Checklist 2 (PDF)

• Student Handbook (PDF)



Coordinator of Theatre Studies:
David M. White






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