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Major Requirements


Major Requirements

First Year

Course Title Quarter Hours
History of Dramatic Literature12
THE 204
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE
THE 205
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE
THE 206
HISTORY OF DRAMATIC LITERATURE
THE 210SCRIPT ANALYSIS4
THE 268INTRODUCTION TO THE PRODUCTION PROCESS4
THE 212INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE STUDIES4
THE 291PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP I4
THE 227PLAYWRITING I4
Three Quarters of Theatre Crew6
TEC 107
THEATRE CREW

Second Year

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACT 250AMERICAN FUNNY: STAGE COMEDY FROM GROUCHO MARX TO TINA FEY4
THE 352VOICE AND SPEECH FOR COMEDY4
FILM 184STAND-UP COMEDY (FORMERLY DC 104)4
ACT 209SKETCH COMEDY4
THE 281SCENE STUDY: COMEDY4
THE 282CONTEMPORARY STAGE COMEDY4
ACT 223INTRODUCTION TO IMPROVISATION4
THE 354COMEDY STYLES4
Once DC Course (TBA)4

Third Year

Course Title Quarter Hours
Two Courses in Directing:8
PRF 374
DIRECTING
PRF 375
DIRECTING
SCWR 100INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (FORMERLY DC 201)4
SCWR 352WRITING THE SITCOM (FORMERLY DC 306)4
THE 353ADVANCED IMROVISATION4
THE 361ADVANCED SKETCH COMEDY: REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE4
PRF 377DIRECTING COMEDY4
THE 395ARTIST AS ENTREPRENEUR4
One TV Course (TBA)4

Fourth Year

Course Title Quarter Hours
SCWR 346FILMMAKERS SEMINAR (FORMERLY DC 388)4
THE 351PHYSICAL COMEDY4
THE 362ADVANCED SKETCH COMEDY: REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE4
THE 410THEATRE STUDIES CAPSTONE2
One TV Course (TBA)4
THE 412PORTFOLIO PREPARATION4
Choose one of these three courses:2-12
THE 373
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II
THE 490
THEATRE STUDIES INTERNSHIP
DOC 224
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 289)
Choose one of these three courses:2-12
THE 373
THEATRE STUDIES PRODUCTION PRACTICE II
THE 490
THEATRE STUDIES INTERNSHIP
SCWR 345
HOLLYWOOD HISTORY (FORMERLY DC 387)
Choose one of these two courses: 4
Theatre Elective
FILM 390
ADVANCED TOPICS IN CINEMA (FORMERLY DC 370)
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