Theatre Arts B.A. with a Concentration in Stage and Screen Acting/Directing

Core Curriculum Requirements50
Major Core Requirements25
Stage and Screen Acting/Directing Concentration Requirements30-31
Electives15-14
Total Units120

Theatre Arts Major Core Requirements

Select one of the following:1
Set Construction I 1
Costume Construction I
Scenic Painting I
THEA-200CIntro to Theatre3
THEA-202CHistory of Theatre I3
THEA-204CHistory of Theatre II3
Select one of the following:1
Set Construction II 1
Scenic Painting II
Costume Construction II
THEA-313Scenic and Lighting Design Fundamentals3
THEA-314Makeup & Costume Design Fundamentals3
THEA-324Theory and Criticism3
THEA-386Junior Project1
THEA-450Theatre Internship2
THEA-495CSenior Project2
Total Units25

Stage and Screen Acting/Directing Concentration Requirements

THEA-107Acting I3
THEA-121Movement and Voice2
Choose from the following Theatre Performance Classes: 12
Theatrical Performance I
Theatrical Performance II
Theatrical Performance III
Theatrical Performance IV
THEA-207Acting II3
THEA-219Acting/Directing for the Camera I2
THEA-307Acting III3
THEA-319Acting/Directing for the Camera II2
THEA-338CStage Combat2
or THEA-310 Improvisation
THEA-339Industry Insiders3
THEA-341Directing I: Stage and Screen3
THEA-343Character Acting for Comedy3
THEA-419Acting/Directing for the Camera III2-3
or THEA-441 Directing for the Stage II
Suggested Electives
Select 14-15 units from the following:14-15
THEA-108ATheatrical Production I1
or THEA-108B Theatrical Production I
or THEA-208A Theatrical Production II
or THEA-208B Theatrical Production II
or THEA-308A Theatrical Production III
or THEA-308B Theatrical Production III
or THEA-408A Theatrical Production IV
or THEA-408B Theatrical Production IV
THEA/KINE-133CMusical Theatre Dance I1
THEA-137APrivate Voice for Musical Theatre I1
or THEA-137B Private Voice for Musical Theatre I
or THEA-237A Private Voice for Musical Theatre II
or THEA-237B Private Voice for Musical Theatre II
or THEA-337A Private Voice for Musical Theatre III
or THEA-337B Private Voice for Musical Theatre III
or THEA-437A Private Voice for Musical Theatre IV
or THEA-437B Private Voice for Musical Theatre IV
THEA-220Musical Theatre Vocal Tech.3
THEA-244Musical Theatre Audition I3
THEA-272Playing Shakespeare3
THEA-310Improvisation2
or THEA-338C Stage Combat
THEA-323Sound Design2
THEA-344Musical Theatre Audition II3
THEA-350Stage Management3
THEA-360Dramatic Lit: Script Analysis3
THEA-433Musical Theatre Dance II1
THEA-441Directing for the Stage II3-2
or THEA-419 Acting/Directing for the Camera III
THEA-442Playwriting3
THEA-451Theatre Teaching Assistant1
COMM-125Introduction to Filmmaking1
COMM-229Intermediate Filmmaking Production Production3
COMM-306Writing for Film and New Media3
COMM-376Interracial Communication3
COMM-387Postproduction3
COMM-460Advanced Filmmaking3
Total Units93

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Theatre Arts Department.

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Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
THEA-107 Acting I 3
THEA-PLBCCostume/ Set Or Scenic I 1
THEA-121 Movement and Voice 2
THEA-200C Intro to Theatre 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
 Units16
Year 1 Term 2
THEA-319 Acting/Directing for the Camera II 2
THEA-PLICCostume/Set or Scenic II 1
THEA-PLCSIStage Combat or Improvisation 2
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
THEA-132B Theatrical Performance I 0-2
 Units14-16
Year 2 Term 1
THEA-313 Scenic and Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
THEA-202C History of Theatre I 3
THEA-319 Acting/Directing for the Camera II 2
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
THEA-232A Theatrical Performance II 0-2
ELCT-PLHD3AGeneral Elective 3 Units 3
 Units14-16
Year 2 Term 2
THEA-314 Makeup & Costume Design Fundamentals 3
THEA-207 Acting II 3
THEA-204C History of Theatre II 3
THEA-419 Acting/Directing for the Camera III 2
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
 Units14
Year 3 Term 1
THEA-307 Acting III 3
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
THEA-PHTPJPThea Prod 308A/Jr Project 1
THEA-332A Theatrical Performance III 0-2
 Units13-15
Year 3 Term 2
NSCI-PLCRScience Lec/Lab Requirement 4
THEA-341 Directing I: Stage and Screen 3
THEA-339 Industry Insiders 3
THEA-324 Theory and Criticism 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
 Units16
Year 4 Term 1
THEA-450 Theatre Internship 1-2
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
ELCT-PLHD4Electives 4 Units 4
 Units14-15
Year 4 Term 2
THEA-495C Senior Project 2
THEA-343 Character Acting for Comedy 3
THEA-350 Stage Management 3
THEA-441 Directing for the Stage II 3
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
 Units14
 Total Units115-122