Rhode Island College

2018-2019 Catalog


Theatre B.A.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 105Introduction to Theatre

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 110Fundamentals of Theatrical Design and Production

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 178Theatre Production I

1

Fall, Spring.
THTR 222The Actor's Self: Improvisation and Technique

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 278Theatre Production II

1

Fall, Spring.
THTR 440History of Theatre: Origins to 1800

4

Annually.
THTR 441History of Theatre: 1800 to the Present

4

Annually.
THTR 460Seminar in Theatre

3

Spring.

Note: THTR 178: (must be taken in 2 semesters)

Note: THTR 222: Students who select the design/technical concentration are not required to take THTR 222.

Note: THTR 278: Students who select the musical theatre concentration are not require to take THTR 278.

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, or D below

A. Design/Technical

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 091Portfolio Review

0

Fall, Spring.
THTR 217Fundamentals of Stage Management

3

Spring.
THTR 228Basic Design Principles for Theatre

3

Fall.
THTR 230Stagecraft

3

Spring.
THTR 231Scenography

3

Spring.
THTR 232Technical Theatre Principles

3

Spring.
THTR 233Architecture and Décor

3

Spring.
THTR 330Theatrical Design Concepts

3

Fall.
THTR 378Theatre Production III

1

Fall, Spring.
THTR 478Theatre Production IV

1

Fall, Spring.

Note: THTR 378, THTR 478: (must be taken 2 semesters)

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 411Technical Direction

3

As needed.
THTR 412Scene Design for the Theatre

3

As needed.
THTR 413Sound Design for the Theatre

3

As needed.
THTR 414Costume for the Theatre

3

Fall.
THTR 415Lighting for Theatre and Dance

3

As needed.
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television

3

Annually.
THTR 417Stage Management for Theatre and Dance

3

As needed.
THTR 418Scenic Painting

3

As needed.
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing

3

Annually.
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre

3

As needed.
THTR 490Independent Study in Theatre

3

As needed.
THTR 491Independent Study I

3

As needed.
THTR 492Independent Study II

3

As needed.
THTR 493Special Problems in Design

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:57

B. General Theatre

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer

3

As needed.
THTR 221Movement for the Actor

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 241American Musical Theatre

3

Fall (even years).
THTR 302Oral Interpretation

3

As needed.
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism

3

Annually.
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation

3

Annually.
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing

3

Annually.
THTR 430Creative Drama with Children and Youth

3

Fall.
THTR 435Theatre for Children and Youth

3

Spring.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 411Technical Direction

3

As needed.
THTR 412Scene Design for the Theatre

3

As needed.
THTR 414Costume for the Theatre

3

Fall.
THTR 415Lighting for Theatre and Dance

3

As needed.
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television

3

Annually.
THTR 417Stage Management for Theatre and Dance

3

As needed.
THTR 419Performing Arts Management

3

As needed.
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:49-51

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES in theatre with the exception of THTR 261.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TWELVE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES fromArt, communication, dance, English, film studies, health education, music, physical education, and/or psychology.

12

Total Credit Hours:49-51
Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.

C. Musical Theatre

An audition is required for acceptance into the musical theatre concentration.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer

3

As needed.
THTR 221Movement for the Actor

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 241American Musical Theatre

3

Fall (even years).
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance

3

Spring (even years).

THREE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 302Oral Interpretation

3

As needed.
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism

3

Annually.
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation

3

Annually.
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television

3

Annually.
THTR 424Auditioning Techniques

3

Annually.
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing

3

Annually.
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre

3

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DANC 110Introductory Ballet

2

Fall.
DANC 112Introductory Jazz

2

Fall.
DANC 114Introductory Tap Dance

2

Fall (odd years).
DANC 212Intermediate Jazz

2

Spring.
DANC 321Dance for Musical Theatre

3

Spring.

AND TWELVE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 091Student Recital Series

0

Fall, Spring.
MUS 203Elementary Music Theory

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUS 204Sight Singing and Ear Training

1

Spring.
MUS 274Voice

2

Fall, Spring, Summer
Total Credit Hours:66

Note: MUS 203 may be counted toward the Arts—Visual and Performing category of General Education.

Note: MUS 091: (must be taken six semesters)

Note: MUS 174: (must be taken in four semesters)

Note: MUS 274: (must be taken in two semesters)

D. Performance

An audition is required for acceptance into the theatre performance concentration.
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 220Voice and Articulation for the Performer

3

As needed.
THTR 221Movement for the Actor

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 320Character Study: Psychological Realism

3

Annually.
THTR 321Character Study: Transformation

3

Annually.
THTR 416Makeup for the Stage, Film, and Television

3

Annually.
THTR 424Auditioning Techniques

3

Annually.

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 302Oral Interpretation

3

As needed.
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance

3

Spring (even years).
THTR 422Period Styles of Acting I

3

As needed.
THTR 423Period Styles of Acting II

3

As needed.
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing

3

Annually.
THTR 430Creative Drama with Children and Youth

3

Fall.
THTR 477Touring Theatre Production

3

Fall.
THTR 480Workshop in Theatre

3

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TWELVE CREDIT HOURS OF COURSES fromArt, communication, dance, English, film studies, health education, music, physical education, or psychology including ONE COURSE from the Arts—Visual and Performing category of General Education (excluding THTR 240) and ONE COURSE from the Social and Behavioral Sciences category of General Education.

12

Total Credit Hours:64
Note: Connections courses cannot be used to satisfy these requirements.