2019-2020
Theatre and Film

Theatre and Film

Students pursuing a major or minor in Theatre and Film engage in a two- step process of investigating both the act of aesthetic performance and the fact of performance in American and global culture. Because theatre and film synthesize all the arts and humanities, majors and minors will study the art of stage and screen acting, scenic design and stagecraft, directing for the screen and the stage, and the history of dramatic representation from Greece to the silver screen, as well as other courses in the department.

The Department of Theatre and Film offers course work and extracurricular experiences that foster an appreciation for the art and craft of theatre and film, as well as create a challenging, intellectually stimulating, professionally-based, participatory environment that encourages the creative process.

The department requires majors to demonstrate:

  • a broad knowledge of the history, literature and function of the theatre and film, including dramatic texts and motion pictures from various periods and cultures;
  • the ability to analyze a script from the viewpoint of a performer, designer/ technician, or the director;
  • basic performance and production skills in theatrical and cinematic productions; and
  • critical thinking skills that connect performances, texts, and activities to broader cultural, ethical, and historical concerns.

Students are encouraged to take part in Maskrafter productions, student productions, departmental reading hours and performances, and Alpha Psi Omega (the theatre honorary), as well as other campus organizations, such as the Georgetown College Film Club and other groups dedicated to visual and performing arts.

 

Program Type

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Contact

Professor Ed Smith

Program Options

Core Courses

(9 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(3 hours required)

Elective Courses

(21 hours required)

  • Select twenty-one additional hours in Theatre. ENG414 (Shakespeare) may be used as an elective.

Note:

Students may not present more than six hours of practicum credit for the major.

Required Course Selections

(4 hours required)

Elective Courses

(14 hours required)

  • Select fourteen additional hours in Theatre. ENG414 (Shakespeare) may be used as an elective.

Note:

Students may not present more than three hours of practicum credit for the minor.

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