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Theatre

Collaborate, Create & Innovate

In Theatre we work closely with others to create powerful, interdisciplinary performance. You'll dive deep into process, inspiring and challenging yourself to change the world around you through art! Offering rigorous training, world-class facilities and a dedicated, mentor model of learning, the major and minor provides theatre-makers with a unique ensemble-based program that prepares you for the world of contemporary theatre. Your related study of dramatic literature and theory, along with our close partnership with Performance Design & Technology, allows you to expand your theatre-making into all aspects of making live art!

School/Division

Campus Locations

Main Campus - Alfred, NY

Major

Theatre (BA)

Minor

Theatre

Program Contact

Niki Tulk

tulk@alfred.edu

The Theatre Major

Core Requirements:
  • THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA/PDAT 120 Technical Theatre
  • THEA 212 From Page to Stage: Script Analysis
  • THEA 240 Acting I
  • THEA 242 Collaborative Performance Lab
  • THEA 245 Improvisation: Just Say Yes!
  • THEA 311 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society I
  • THEA 312 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society II
  • THEA 430 Directing I
  • THEA 495 Senior Project
  • DANC 120 Fundamentals of Dance
  • Play Production 3 credits

Electives in Theatre: (12 credits)

Choose a minimum of 8 credits from the range of courses below to shape your area of interest as a theatre major.

  • THEA 205 The Play’s the Thing! - Playwriting
  • THEA 211 Women in Theatre, Society, and Politics
  • THEA 230 Stage Management Fundamentals
  • THEA 340 Acting II
  • THEA 440 Acting III
  • THEA 431 Directing II
  • THEA/PDAT 385 Internship
  • THEA/PDAT 220 Design Fundamentals for Stage, Dance and Film
  • PDAT 221 Costume Construction
  • THEA/PDAT 222 Stage Makeup
  • PDAT 223 - Sound Design for Performance
  • THEA/PDAT 320 Scene Design
  • THEA/PDAT 321 Lighting Design
  • THEA/PDAT 322 Stage Costume Design
  • DANC-technique (DANC 221, 222, 223, 321, 322, 323)
  • DANC 230, 330 Improvisation/Composition I, II
  • MUSC 130-139 Voice
  • MUSC 301-308 Private Lessons in Voice, Advanced
  • THEA 350 Independent Study - 3
  • ENG 214 – Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 411 Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories
  • ENGL 412 Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Minor in Theatre

Core Requirements in Theatre Minor (18 core credits)
  • THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 240 Acting I
  • THEA 242 Collaborative Performance Lab
  • THEA 270 / 370 Play Production
  • THEA 311 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society I

            OR THEA 312 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society II

Electives in Theatre Minor: (8 credits)

  • THEA/PDAT 120 Technical Theatre
  • THEA 205 The Play’s the Thing! - Playwriting
  • THEA 212 From Page to Stage: Script Analysis
  • THEA 245 Improvisation: Just Say Yes!
  • THEA 311 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society I
  • THEA 312 Theatre History: Art, Politics and Society II
  • THEA 430 Directing I
  • DANC 120 Fundamentals of Dance

Alfred University has sent numerous "invited scenes," several student designers, and invited productions to the KCACTF Region 2 Theatre Festival, including Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Spring of 2014 and "Widows" by Ariel Dorfman in the Fall of 2009.

In Spring of 2014, Allison Burrell, costume designer for 'Almost, Maine' a spring 2013 production, presented her designs and was selected to go on to Nationals in Washington DC.

Region 2 encompasses New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC. Productions are nominated by ACTF observers and selected by a committee. To have four productions selected in 10 years is a strong statement of the quality of the program offered.

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