UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Theatre Arts Major

Major in Theatre Arts–Liberal Arts B.S., 37 Credits

Required Courses: 16 Credits
THEA 121 Acting I: Basic Techniques 3 cr.
THEA 131 Design for the Theatre 3 cr.
THEA 294 Sophomore Seminar: Theatre 3 cr.
THEA 335 Directing I 3 cr.
THEA 379 Internship 3 cr.
THEA 490 Independent Study: Senior Project 1 cr.

Directed Electives: 6 credits
THEA 337 History of Theatre-Ancient to Medieval 3 cr.
THEA 338 History of Theatre-Renaissance to 20th Century 3 cr.
THEA 339 American Theatre 3 cr.

Open Electives: 15 credits
Suggested Electives for Performance
THEA 221 Acting II: Characterization 3 cr.
THEA 222 Voice and Articulation 3 cr.
THEA 225 Musical Theatre Performance 3 cr.
THEA 227 World Puppetry (g) 3 cr.
THEA 230 Playwrights of Color (d) 3 cr.
THEA 232 Makeup for Theatre, Film and TV 3 cr.
THEA 321 Acting III: Styles 3 cr.
THEA 328 Theatre for Youth 3 cr.
THEA 334 Playwriting 3 cr.
THEA 337, 338 or 339 Theatre History Course 3 cr.
THEA 435 Directing II 3 cr.
THEA 499 THEA 499 Independent Study/Research 1-3 cr.

Suggested Electives for Design and Management
THEA 227 World Puppetry (g) 3 cr.
THEA 231 Stage Tech and Scene Painting 3 cr.
THEA 232 Makeup for Theatre, Film and TV 3 cr.
THEA 233 Stage Costuming 3 cr.
THEA 234 Stage Management 3 cr.
THEA 323 Arts Management 3 cr.
THEA 328 Theatre for Youth 3 cr.
THEA 333 Stage Lighting 3 cr.
THEA 334 Playwriting 3 cr.
THEA 336 Costume and Fashion 3 cr.
THEA 432 Computer Aided Theatrical Design 3 cr.

Digital Film and Television Communication (DFT) Emphasis 36 Total Credits
Required Courses: 24 cr. hrs.
DFT 151 Broadcast Performance 3 cr.
DFT 160 TV Studio Production 3 cr.
DFT 260 Electronic Field Production 3 cr.
DFT 294 Sophomore Seminar: Theatre, Film and Television Theory and Research
DFT 310 Media Literacy - A Weapon Against Propaganda 3 cr.
DFT 360 Corporate Electronic Communication 3 cr.
DFT 377 Digital Film and Television Practicum 1 cr. (need 2 semesters)
DFT 460 Initiative: Senior Project 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 6 cr. hrs.
DFT 261 Electronic Media Copy Writing 3 cr.
DFT 301 History of Film 3 cr.
DFT 458 Broadcast Programming and Criticism 3 cr.

Electives: 6 cr. hrs.
DFT 200 Introduction to Film Studies 3 cr.
DFT 261 Electronic Media Copy Writing 3 cr.
DFT 301 History of Film 3 cr.
JOUR 302 History of Documentary 3 cr.
JOUR 303 Documentary Production 3 cr.
DFT 351 Broadcast Performance II (Acting for the Camera) 3 cr.
DFT 379 Internship (3 -12 cr.)
DFT 389 Special Topics Option  (.5-3 cr.)
DFT 458 Broadcast Programming and Criticism 3 cr.
DFT 499 Independent Study (1-3 cr.)

Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts

B-24 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3971
www.uwrf.edu/CSTA

Communication Studies: Jennifer Willis-Rivera, Grace Coggio, Eric Eberhardt, Sean Larson, Steve Phalen, Angie Siwik

Digital Film and Television: Jim Zimmerman, Erik Johnson, Joe Blum 

Dance Education: Mari Kline, Marius Andahazy

Theatre Arts: Robin Murray (Chair), Ken Stofferahn, Jim Zimmerman, Sean Dooley, Joe Blum, Maddie Weber (Costume Designer)