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Course Requirements

Major in Performing Arts

The following specific general education courses must be chosen to meet the requirements for this major:
COM 103 Interpersonal Communication
(for all but certification students) (3 credits)
COM 102 Public Speaking
(for certification students only) (3 credits)
PER 101 Theatre Appreciation (3 credits)
PER 314 Multicultural Experiences in Performance (3 credits)

Courses Required in the Major
Core Curriculum:
COM 103 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
or  
COM 102 Public Speaking (certification students)(3 credits)
PER 101 Theatre Appreciation (3 credits)
PER 111 Performance Techniques (3 credits)
PER 121 Stagecraft (3 credits)
PER 130, 131, 230, 231, 330, 331, 430, 431 Theatre Synthesis (1 credit)
PER 212 Oral Interpretation of Literature (3 credits)
PER 314 Multicultural Experiences in Performance (3 credits)
PER 317 Staging Literature (3 credits)
PER 326 Technical Production (3 credits)
PER 441 Development of Dramatic Art (3 credits)
PER 494 Production and Stage Management (3 credits)
Two PER electives

Concentration in Acting/Directing:
PER 318 Directing (3 credits)
PER 443 Text Analysis (3 credits)
PER 145
or
PER 245 or PER 345
or
PER 444 Advanced Acting (3 credits each)

Plus three electives from the following:
ENG 320/ENG 321 Shakespeare’s Comedies/Tragedies(3 credits)
ENG 313 Writing the One Act Play (3 credits)
Any other PER course

Concentration in Arts Management:
BUS 205 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
BUS 233 Marketing Principles (3 credits)
BUS 241 Business Law (3 credits)
BUS 362 Small Business and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
COM 250 Public Relations (3 credits)
PER 273 Practicum in Arts Management (1-3 credits)

Teacher Certification in Speech and Theatre:
CIS 103 Microcomputer Applications in Education (3 credits)
COM 250 Mass Media (3 credits)
COM 430 Debate (3 credits)
ENG 320 or ENG 321 Shakespeare’s Comedies or Tragedies (3 credits)
PSY 200 Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
PER 318 Directing (3 credits)
PER 443 Text Analysis (3 credits)
PER 145 or PER 245 or PER 345 or PER 445 Advanced Acting (3 credits each)
PER 386 Methods of Teaching Speech & Theatre (3 credits)
Plus all required education courses