Four-Year Plan

THEATRE
Bachelor of Arts
2016-2017 Catalog Year

Download the 2016-2017 Four Year Plan - Acting Concentration

Download the 2016-2017 Four Year Plan - Design/Technical Theatre Concentration

Download the 2016-2017 Four Year Plan - Musical Theatre

This 4-Year Plan is only a suggested guide for planning course selections.

Official course selections should be made with the guidance of an academic advisor and will depend on an individual student's situation.
Specific information regarding majors, minors, course descriptions, policies and procedures can be found in the university catalog.

Theatre (Acting Concentration) Bachelor of Arts

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4
THE1300: Introduction to Acting 4 THE2300: Scene Study for the Actor 4
General Education Elective 4 General Education Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
THE1500: Stagecraft 1 4 THE2510: Design for the Stage 4
THE2210: Play Analysis 4 THE2310: Voice and Movement for the Actor 4
General Education Elective 4 General Education Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective  4
THE3600: History of Theatre: Antiquity to Renaissance 4 THE3610: History of Theatre: Restoration to Present 4
THE3300: Classical Acting 4 THE3310: Directing 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR IV
THE4900: Senior Capstone Preparation 1 THE4990: Senior Capstone 3
THE4300: Advanced Contemporary Scene Study (optional elective) 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    13 Total Semester Hours    15

Major Notes

  • Courses listed in bold are required courses.
  • To graduate all Theatre Majors are required to significantly contribute to at least 4 main stage productions. One of these productions must include backstage technical theatre work.

Theatre (Design/Technical Theatre Concentration) Bachelor of Arts

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4
THE1500: Stagecraft I 4 THE1300: Introduction to Acting 4
General Education Elective 4 General Education Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
ART2100: Introduction to Drawing 4 THE2510: Design for the Stage 4
THE2210: Play Analysis 4 General Education Elective 4
General Education Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective  4
THE2500: Stagecraft II OR THE3500: Scenic Design OR THE3520: Costume Design OR THE3525: Lighting Design OR THE3550: Stage Management 4 THE3310: Directing 4
THE3600: History to Theatre: Antiquity to Renaissance 4 THE3610: History to Theatre: Restoration to Present 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    16 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR IV
THE4900: Senior Capstone Preparation 1 THE4990: Senior Capstone 3
THE4500: Advanced Study in Design or Technical Theatre 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    13 Total Semester Hours    15

Major Notes

  • Courses listed in bold are required courses.
  • To graduate all Theatre Majors are required to significantly contribute to at least 4 main stage productions. One of these productions must include backstage technical theatre work.

Musical Theatre Bachelor of Arts

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4
THE1300: Introduction to Acting 4 MUS1910: University Choral 1
MUS1910: University Choral 1 THE2xxx: Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance 4
MUS2030: Applied Voice 1 THE2xxx: Musical Theatre Dance Styles l 2
MUS2200: Applied Piano 1 MUS2030: Applied Voice 1
Total Semester Hours    15 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 MUS1910: University Choral 1
THE1500: Stagecraft 1 4 MUS2030: Applied Voice 1
MUS1910: University Choral 1 THE2310: Voice and Movement for the Actor 4
MUS2030: Applied Voice 1 MUS2610: Musicianship ll 4
MUS2600: Musicianship l 4 THE3xxx: Musical Theatre Dance Styles ll 2
  THE3xxx: Musical Theatre Scene Study 4
Total Semester Hours    15 Total Semester Hours    16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective  4
MUS2030: Applied Voice 1 MUS2030: Applied Voice 1
THE3xxx: Musical Theatre History 4 THE2300: Scene Study for the Actor 4
General Education Elective 4 THE4xxx: Advanced Musical Theatre Performance 4
THE4xxx: Musical Theatre Dance Styles lll 2
Total Semester Hours    13 Total Semester Hours    15
YEAR IV
THE4900: Senior Capstone Preparation 1 THE4990: Senior Capstone 3
MUS2030: Applied Voice 1 MUS2030: Applied Voice 1
General Education Elective 4 General Education Elective 4
General Education Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours    14 Total Semester Hours    16

Major Notes

  • Courses listed in bold are required courses.
  • To graduate all Musical Theatre Majors are required to significantly contribute to at least 4 main stage productions. One of these productions must include backstage technical theatre work. 

General Notes

  • Student must complete 30 semester hours at the 3000 level or above, of which 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
  • The last 24 semester hours of degree must be completed at AU, including at least 18 semester hours in the major.

If you have questions about this major, contact Ryan Hiller in the Crouse Center for Student Success at 630-844-5629.