Frank Herbert, Chair
Berkshire Hall 135, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8912 (fax)
Carolyn Fensterer, Department Secretary
Berkshire Hall 120b, Midtown Campus
(203) 837-8912 (fax)
|F. Herbert, Chr.||S. Trapani, Assoc. Chr.|
|E. Popiel||P. McDaniel|
|R. Ercole||V. Matthews||D. Smith-Croll|
|J. Turey||B. Walton|
The Department of Theatre Arts provides a strong theoretical and practical approach to the study of the art and craft of theatre. Students who major in theatre arts prepare for graduate studies and/or careers directly related to performance, design/technology, management and dramaturgy. Students also combine theatre studies with other majors and/or minors such as music, art and media, to enhance work opportunities within the entertainment industry.
In addition to its academic functions, the department serves the campus and community by offering diverse theatrical performances including, musicals, traditional plays, and plays for children. Connections to the greater theatre community are promoted through sponsorship of professional training workshops and performances of guest artists.
Our proximity to New York City (one hour to mid-town Manhattan) gives us an opportunity to make excellent use of its vast resources. The theatre faculty maintains close ties with professional organizations, activities and research facilities within the area and opportunities are regularly planned to introduce students to the professional environment.
The theatre department keeps consistent with the University's mission to serve as an accessible and responsive intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. The theatre department provides a thorough, modern education in the theory, skills and technology of theatre production and performance that is tailored to the individual student's background and career objectives.
To accomplish this mission the Department of Theatre Arts:
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts
Students must complete all general education requirements, the courses and credits listed below by option and additional free electives to total a minimum of 122 semester hours, including foreign language and physical education.
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0, with 2.5 in courses used to satisfy major requirements. Courses with grades lower than "C " will not be accepted as meeting the requirements for the major.
THR 150 Performance Techniques: Voice and Movement
THR 181 Acting I: An Introduction
THR 182 Technical Theatre
THR 202 Technical Theatre II
THR/ENG 205 or 206 Literature for the Stage, or ENG 107 Intro. to Drama, or ENG 307 or ENG 308 Shakespeare, or THR /ENG 244 Playwriting
THR 279 History of the Theatre
THR 282 Directing I
THR 284 Costume & Makeup
THR 289 Children's Theatre
THR 300 Speech Activity
THR 381 Acting II: Advanced Acting
THR 387 Production & Performance Lab
THR 388 Acting III: Period Style
THR 490 Senior Portfolio-Theatre Arts
Eighteen (18) semester hours in theatre which must include at least 12 semester hours above the 100 level. Emphasis must be on theatre arts.