Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Theatre, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concentration in Acting - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Theatre - Acting, BA

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to act believably within a set of given/imagined circumstances.
  • Students will free the voice and body of unnecessary tension, while building strength and versatility in the vocal and physical instruments.

Theatre Department, Overall

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak and write about theatre clearly and effectively.
  • Creation/Production/Performance: Students will create, produce and perform theatre at a pre-professional level.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will successfully prepare for employment in the professional theatre community.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will demonstrate successful leadership, initiative, attitude, and punctuality in adherence with professional standards.
  • Historical Knowledge: Students will accurately identify specific knowledge related to plays, conventions, practitioners, movements, and/or theatre spaces drawn from the range of world theatre Degree Program Writing Competency: Students will gain proficiency in various areas of writing common to theatre practice.

Related Links

Theatre - Theatre Arts Management, BA Program Page

Theatre Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.00 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirments0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements42
Electives30

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal–Sci3
Goal–Sci3
Lab–Sci0-1
Goal–Math3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 21 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 21 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Core Requirements
THEA 131Fundamentals of Acting 13
THEA 132Stagecraft 13
THEA 281Survey of Dramatic Literature I 13
THEA 283Survey of Dramatic Literature II 13
THEA 337Directing 13
THEA 425Professional Theatre Practice 13
Subtotal18
Acting Concentration
THEA 151Rehearsal and Production 11
THEA 151Rehearsal and Production 11
THEA 151Rehearsal and Production 11
THEA 222Acting II 13
THEA 322Acting Technique (may be repeated 3 times) 13
THEA 324Stage Makeup 13
THEA 328Acting Shakespeare 13
THEA 330Voice and Movement for the Actor 13
THEA 394Theories of Acting and Directing 13
Subtotal21
BA Acting Electives
Select three credits from the following:3
Introduction to Theatre Arts Management
Drawing/Drafting/CAD
Costume Technology
Playwriting
Acting Technique (may be repeated 3 times)
Shakespeare Tour
New Play Development
International Theatre Experience
Stage Management and Safety
Projects in Theatre
Studies in Audience Development
Internship
Independent Study
Selected Topics
Subtotal3
Total Hours42

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

THEATRE - BA (5 92)
Concentration in Acting (ACTI)
This program is effective as of Fall 2018.
Revised 07/2018