Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Theatre B.A.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 091Portfolio Review

0

Fall, Spring.
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 278Theatre Production II

1

Fall, Spring.
THTR 460Seminar in Theatre

3

Spring.

Note: THTR 091: must be taken every semester.

Note: THTR 178: must be taken for 2 semesters.

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 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 440WHistory of Theatre: Origins to 1800

4

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

4

Annually.
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

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 120Acting I: Improvisation

3

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

4

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

4

Annually.

ONE COURSE from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 229Playwriting

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 241American Musical Theatre

3

Fall.
THTR 425Fundamentals of Directing

3

Annually.
THTR 430Creative Drama with Children and Youth

3

Fall.
THTR 477Touring Theatre Production

3

Fall.

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 480Workshop in Theatre

3

As needed.

TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES in theatre with the exception of THTR Connection Courses.

Cognates

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

12

Total Credit Hours:50
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
MUS 241Musical Theatre Singing

1

Fall, Spring.
THTR 120Acting I: Improvisation

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 121Acting II: Movement

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 200Musical Theatre Company

.5

Fall, Spring.
THTR 223Acting III: Technique and Scene Study

3

Fall.
THTR 227Advanced Movement

3

Fall.
THTR 241American Musical Theatre

3

Fall.
THTR 246Musical Theatre Scene Study

3

Spring.
THTR 322Acting V: Advanced Scene Study

3

Fall.
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance

3

Fall.
THTR 421Acting VIII: Collaborative Devising

3

Spring.
THTR 450Topics in Musical Theatre

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 200 must be taken for a minimum of six semesters; transfer students will only need to take for a minimum of four semesters.

Cognates: Dance

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DANC 110Introductory Ballet

2

Fall.
DANC 112Introductory Jazz

2

Fall.
DANC 114Introductory Tap Dance

2

Fall (odd years).
DANC 210Intermediate Ballet

2

Spring.
DANC 212Intermediate Jazz

2

Spring.
DANC 321Dance for Musical Theatre

3

Spring.
Students must take DANC 112 or DANC 212 for 2 semesters at the discretion of the director of dance.

Cognates: Music

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MUS 091Student Recital Series

0

Fall, Spring.
MUS 174Voice

1

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MUS 202Basic Music Theory for Vocalists

1

Fall, Spring.
MUS 204Sight Singing and Ear Training

1

Spring.
MUS 274Voice

2

Fall, Spring, Summer
Total Credit Hours:70

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

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

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

D. Performance

An audition is required for acceptance into the theatre performance concentration.
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 120Acting I: Improvisation

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 121Acting II: Movement

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 223Acting III: Technique and Scene Study

3

Fall.
THTR 224Script Analysis

3

Spring.
THTR 226Acting IV: Voice and Articulation

3

Spring.
THTR 227Advanced Movement

3

Fall.
THTR 322Acting V: Advanced Scene Study

3

Fall.
THTR 323Acting VI: Shakespeare

3

Spring.
THTR 420Acting VII: Period Styles of Acting

3

Fall.
THTR 421Acting VIII: Collaborative Devising

3

Spring.
THTR 424Auditioning Techniques

3

Annually.
THTR 440WHistory of Theatre: Origins to 1800

4

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

4

Annually.

FOUR COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
THTR 229Playwriting

3

Fall, Spring.
THTR 346Musical Theatre Performance

3

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

3

Annually.
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.
Total Credit Hours:65