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[College of Arts and Sciences]

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE (TH) (DN)

Professor Edmond Williams, Chairperson
Office: 115 Rowand-Johnson Hall

A student may pursue a program of study in either theatre or dance.

Theatre (TH)

Requirements for the major in theatre. The theatre major requires 36 hours of coursework with the TH designation, including the following: TH 141, TH 120 or TH 220, TH 230, TH 290 (4 hours), TH 361, TH 451, TH 452, and TH 470. A minor in communication studies or English is recommended. A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Requirements for the minor in theatre. The theatre minor requires 21 hours of coursework with the TH designation, including TH 290 (2 hours) and 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers various programs of study leading to the B.A. degree in theatre. These program areas include acting, musical theatre, theatre management and administration, scene design and technical production, and costume design and production. Please see the principal advisor in each of these areas for entrance requirements and a suggested course of study.

The highly motivated student who seeks to be well prepared for either the profession or graduate education may choose to take more hours in the major than the specified 36. This plan of action is highly desirable and strongly advised, but is not required. If more than 42 hours are accrued in the major, the student will be exceeding the 120-credit-hour requirement for graduation by the number of hours taken over the single subject 42-credit-hour limit.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the Theatre Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
Fine arts13
TH 1413
EN 1013
Natural science4
Foreign language3-4
___
16-17
Second Semester
CourseHours
TH 120 or TH 2203
TH 2901
EN 1023
Mathematics3
Foreign language3-4
Elective3
___
16-17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
TH electives6
TH 2901
EN 205 or EN 2093
Humanities13
Minor3
___
16
Second Semester
CourseHours
TH 2302
EN 206 or EN 2103
Social and behavioral sciences13
Minor3
Natural science4
___
15
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester
CourseHours
TH 2901
TH electives6
History13
Minor3
Elective3
___
16
Second Semester
CourseHours
TH 3613
TH electives3
TH 2901
Social and behavioral sciences13
Minor3
Elective3
___
16
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester
CourseHours
TH 4513
TH 4703
Minor3
History or social and behavioral sciences13
Elective3
___
15
Second Semester
CourseHours
TH elective3
TH 4523
Minor3-6
Electives3-6
___
15
 
Total: At least 120

1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor, must be completed on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Dance (DN)

Requirements for the major in dance. Admission to the dance major is by audition. For information on the audition process contact The University of Alabama, Professor Edie Barnes, Department of Theatre and Dance, Box 870239, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0239 or visit the Department of Theatre and Dance website, www.as.ua.edu/theatre. The dance major requires 36 hours including the following: DN 240, DN 251, DN 265, DN 321, DN 340, DN 400, DN 403, DN 440, DN 470, DN 471, and at least 6 hours of dance technique, 3 of which must be at the 300 or 400 level. A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus. Each dance major must reach a proficiency level of 300 in his or her major technique (modern or ballet) and 200 in his or her secondary technique (modern, ballet, or jazz) before graduation. Dance majors must register for dance technique each semester and participate in all auditions.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the Dance Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
Dance technique 2
DN 2513
EN 1013
ANT 101 3
BSC 108 4
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15
Second Semester
CourseHours
Dance technique2
MUS 121 3
EN 1023
PY 101 3
Humanities13
___
14
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester
CourseHours
Dance technique2
DN 2403
EN 205 or EN 2093
MATH33
History13
___
14
Second Semester
CourseHours
Dance technique2-3
DN 265 3
EN 206 or EN 2103
Natural science4
Minor3
___
15-16
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester
CourseHours
DN 3213
DN 3403
Foreign language4
Minor 3
Elective3
___
16
Second Semester
CourseHours
Dance technique, 300 or 400 level3
History or social and behavioral sciences13
Foreign language4
Minor3
Elective3
___
16
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester
CourseHours
DN 4403
DN 4703
Minor 6
Elective3
___
15
Second Semester
CourseHours
DN 4003
DN 4033
DN 4713
Minor3-6
Elective0-3
___
15
 
Total: At least 120

1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 in the major and 6 in the minor, must be completed earned on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Graduate programs. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers programs leading to the master of fine arts degree in theatre. The requirements for the degree are stated in the University of Alabama graduate catalog.

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