Theatre Arts B.A. with a Concentration in Technical/Design

Core Curriculum Requirements50
Major Core Requirements25
Technical/Design Concentration Requirements31
Electives14
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

 Technical/Design Concentration Requirements

THEA-102CIntro to Acting3
Choose six units from the following: 16
Theatrical Production I
Theatrical Production II
Theatrical Production III
Theatrical Production IV
THEA-116Scenic Painting I1
THEA-316Scenic Painting II (must be taken 2 times at 1 unit each)2
THEA-323Sound Design2
THEA-339Industry Insiders3
THEA-350Stage Management3
THEA-472Portfolio Preparation2
ART-275Drawing & Painting3
or ART-252C Hist/Appreciation of Art
Choice of 6 COMM units,upper division preferred 26
Introduction to Filmmaking
Intermediate Filmmaking Production Production
Writing for Film and New Media
Interracial Communication
Music Video Production
Postproduction
Advanced Filmmaking
Suggested Electives
Select 14 units from the following:14
Movement and Voice
Theatrical Performance I
Theatrical Performance II
Theatrical Performance III
Theatrical Performance IV
Musical Theatre Audition I
Playing Shakespeare
Stage Combat
Musical Theatre Audition II
Dramatic Lit: Script Analysis
Playwriting
Theatre Teaching Assistant
Any COMM course listed above not used to fulfill the 6 required units.
Total Units45

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
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
THEA-PLBCCostume/ Set Or Scenic I 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
THEA-108A Theatrical Production I 1
THEA-200C Intro to Theatre 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
ENGL-220 Researched Writing 3
THEA-116 Scenic Painting I 1
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
THEA-108B Theatrical Production I 1
MATH-PLCRMath Core Req Data Or Stats 3
 Units14
Year 2 Term 1
THEA-313 Scenic and Lighting Design Fundamentals 3
THEA-202C History of Theatre I 3
THEA-323 Sound Design 2
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
THEA-208A Theatrical Production II 1
COMM-PLHD3Communication Elective 3 Units 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 2
THEA-314 Makeup & Costume Design Fundamentals 3
THEA-204C History of Theatre II 3
THEA-350 Stage Management 3
THEA-PLICCostume/Set or Scenic II 1
COMM-PLHD3Communication Elective 3 Units 3
THEA-208B Theatrical Production II 1
 Units14
Year 3 Term 1
THEA-102C Intro to Acting 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
ART-252C Hist/Appreciation of Art 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
THEA-PHPR1Scenic Painting/Junior Project 1
 Units16
Year 3 Term 2
THEA-472 Portfolio Preparation 2
THEA-339 Industry Insiders 3
THEA-360 Dramatic Lit: Script Analysis 3
THEA-324 Theory and Criticism 3
THEA-PHPR1Scenic Painting/Junior Project 1
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
 Units15
Year 4 Term 1
THEA-450 Theatre Internship 1-2
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
THEA-316 Scenic Painting II 1
THEA-408A Theatrical Production IV 1
ELCT-PLHD6Electives 6 Units 6
 Units15-16
Year 4 Term 2
THEA-495C Senior Project 2
NSCI-PLCRScience Lec/Lab Requirement 4
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
THEA-442 Playwriting 3
THEA-338C Stage Combat 2
THEA-408B Theatrical Production IV 1
 Units15
 Total Units119-120