University of Evansville

Theatre

Shanklin Theatre's thrust stage design extends into the audience on three sides, creating a better connection with the performers.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

University of Evansville Theatre department's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream asks the question: What would you do if you were told you couldn't marry the person you loved?

Degrees Programs

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Theatre Performance Major

The primary emphasis of this curriculum is actor training with its attendant disciplines. Students may also develop a secondary emphasis in directing.

General education – 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 60 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum
  • Performance core (Literature 350; Theatre 135, 225, 363 or 364, 481; dance elective; voice elective; an elective in an area other than performance such as Theatre 120, 335, 336, 337, 365)
  • Minimum of 27 hours in acting, dance, voice, and directing (including courses in the core curriculum)
  • Theatre electives to total 60 hours in theatre

Fine arts elective – 3 hours in an area other than theatre

Electives – 16 hours


Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Theatre Design and Technology Major

Students are directed toward the development of design skills (scenic, lighting, sound, and costume) as well as technical theatre.

General education – 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 63 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum
  • Design and technology core (Literature 350; Theatre 120, 135, 220 or 320, 335 or 336 or 337, 363 or 364; an elective in an area other than design and technical theatre such as Theatre 481)
  • Minimum of 27 hours in design, technical production, and costume construction (including courses in the core curriculum)
  • Theatre electives as needed to total 63 hours in theatre

Fine arts elective – 3 hours in an area other than theatre

Electives – 13 hours


Bachelor of Science with a Theatre Performance Major

General Education - 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 45 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum – 24 hours
  • Performance – 21 hours: Theatre 112 or 172, 481; dance elective; voice elective; 12 hours of theatre electives
  • Associated study or studies – 21 hours from curricula outside of theatre

Electives – 13 hours


Bachelor of Science with a Theatre Design and Technology Major

General Education - 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 45 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum – 24 hours
  • Performance – 21 hours: Theatre 120, 135, 220 or 320, 335 or 336 or 337; 9 hours of theatre electives
  • Associated study or studies – 21 hours from curricula outside of theatre

Electives – 13 hours


Bachelor of Science with a Stage Management Major

General Education - 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 54 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum – 24 hours (Theatre 291 and 391 replace 290 and 390 for the practicum)
  • Stage management – 30 hours: Accounting 210 or Communication 381 or 382 or 383 or 388; Management 300 or 377; Theatre 120, 135, 220 or 320, 335 or 336 or 337, 350, 400, 481, 499 (internship with professional theatre)
  • Associated study or studies – 21 hours from curricula outside of theatre

Electives – 4 hours


Bachelor of Science with a Theatre Studies Major

General Education - 41 hours, including Theatre 465

Major – 48 hours

  • Theatre core and practicum – 24 hours
  • Theatre studies – 24 hours: Theatre 112 or 172, 120, 135, 220 or 320, 335 or 336 or 337, 481, six hours of theatre electives
  • Associated study or studies – 21 hours from curricula outside of theatre

Electives – 10 hours


Bachelor of Science with a Theatre Management Major

This major combines theatre and business studies for the student interested in a career in arts management and administration. Because of its dual emphasis, this program has different departmental requirements for general education, core curriculum, and theatre practicum.

Requirements - 120 hours

General Education - 41 hours, including Economics 102, Mathematics 105 or 134, Philosophy 121, Theatre 465

Major – 79 hours

  • Accounting 210
  • Communication 211, 221
  • Communication 322 or Theatre 499
  • Finance 361
  • Law 201
  • Management 377
  • Management 412 or Theatre 499
  • Marketing 325
  • Quantitative Methods 227
  • Software Application 110
  • Theatre 110 or 111 or 171, 120, 125, 130, 160, 361, 362, 400, 450
  • Four hours from Theatre 190, 290, 390
  • Nine hours of theatre electives
  • Six hours of business electives (300- and 400-level)

Bachelor of Science with a Theatre Education Major

This degree program combines theatre and education courses for the student interested in a career as a secondary education teacher. Admission into the program follows the same guidelines for admission to the Department of Theatre. Because of its dual emphasis (as with theatre management), this program has different departmental requirements for general education, core curriculum, and Theatre Practicum courses.

Due to its dual emphasis this program requires a minimum of 124 hours for graduation rather than 120 hours for all other theatre degrees.

Students majoring in theatre education may elect to pursue a teaching minor in English language arts. This approach requires a minimum of 24 hours of specific course work in writing and literature and a total of 138 hours for graduation.

Requirements - 124 hours

General Education - 41 hours, including Psychology 121; Theatre 465 or Education 490

Major – 46 hours

  • Psychology 226
  • Theatre 110 or 160, 111 or 171, 112 or 172, 120, 125, 130, 135, 220 or 320, 335 or 336 or 337, 481
  • 9 hours of theatre electives
  • Four hours from Theatre 190, 290, 390

Professional Education Requirements – 36 hours; Education 100, 200, 320, 322, 363, 385, 435, 436, 443, 459

Electives – 1 hour