- COLLEGE-WIDE REQUIREMENTS (refer to the Skidmore College Catalogue for details)
- TH 228 (Stage Lighting) offered in alternate Springs fulfills the all-college QR2 requirement
- TH 334 (Asian Theater)
generally offered every other year, fulfills the all-College non-Western
- GENERAL THEATER REQUIREMENTS
The Department of Theater believes that all students majoring in theater must study at least the fundamentals of all aspects of the art form and develop and understand a common vocabulary. This enables the theater artist to better communicate with collaborators and better understand the their needs and concerns. * These courses may be repeated for credit at the discretion of the department.
TH 103, Introduction to Theater4 TH 129, Design and Production2 TH 130, Introduction to Design2 TH 229, Theater and Culture I3 TH 230, Theater and Culture II3 TH 140, Introduction to Directing3 TH 250, Production Seminar*1-4 TH 235, The Skidmore Theater Company*1 TH 335, The Skidmore Theater Company*2TH 333, Director as Collaborative Artist
TH334, Special Studies in Theater History and Theory
TH341, History of American Theater3Total24-27 credits
One course in dramatic literature 3 credits Suggestions: EN 215 Drama EN 339 Modern European Drama EN 345 Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, Romances EN 346 Shakespeare: The Tragedies EN 359 Modern British and American Drama CL 222 Greek Tragedy CL 223 Greek and Roman Comedy FF 318 French Dramatic Literature FG 356 Theater in the German-Speaking World FG 321 Studies in the Spanish-American Drama F(G, F, I, S) 363 Special Studies in a Genre (with permission) EN 225 Intro. to Shakespeare GO 351B Shakespeare's Political Wisdom
- Theater Elective Requirements - a MINIMUM of 18 Credits
Of the total 120 semester hours required, college-wide requirements account for anywhere from 29 to 54 semester hours. This range is a function of testing, demonstrated proficiency, and course choices.
These requirements reflect the core of a liberal arts education. They are vital to the development of the theater artists. When you choose to major in Theater, an appropriate faculty advisor (given your concentration) can help you to make the best choices for your electives and all-college requirements outside of the Theater Department. These might relate directly or indirectly to your theater interests or they may simply be courses that seem to interest you for one reason or another.
In addition to the required theater courses, each major must complete at least 18 semester hours of theater electives. Recommended electives are listed under each concentration. These electives may be adjusted in consultation with appropriate faculty members.
It should be noted that, depending on the concentration, the number of credits involved in the following recommended electives exceed 18.
Most Theater students who seek a life in the theater choose to take between 55 and 60 total credits in Theater. This is of significance when compared to the 30-36 credits for most undergraduate Bachelor of Arts programs in Theater and 90 credits in Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in conservatories.