College of Fine Arts and Design

Degrees

Theatre Arts BFA

There are three unique degree paths within the Bachelor of Fine Arts:

Performance

Degree Sheet

Suggested Sequence Plan

Student Learning Outcomes

Design and Technology

Degree Sheet

Suggested Sequence Plan

Student Learning Outcomes

Theatre/Communication Education

Degree Sheet

Suggested Sequence Plan

Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the BFA’s, we also have a BA and a BAT (Please see the links below):

BA Arts Entrepreneurship

BAT Audio Production

 

Required courses in Theatre Arts

Student pursuing degrees in theatre arts will have required courses common in all majors (see Below). Click on a link to view a current syllabus

THRT 1311 Production and Performance: Scene Shop

THRT 1321 Production and Performance: Costume Shop

THRT 1331 Production and Performance: Electrics Shop

THRT 1341 Production and Performance: Sound Shop

THRT 1523 Beginning Acting for Majors

THRT 2123 Stage Make-Up

THRT 2133 Stage Lighting

THRT 2153 Stagecraft

THRT 2173 Stage Costume

THRT 2303 Script Analysis

THRT 3142 Stage Management

THRT 3151 Stage Management Lab

THRT 3343 Development of Drama

THRT 4353 Theatre History I: Origins to Renaissance

THRT 4363 Theatre History II: Renaissance-Contemporary

THRT 4712 Directing and Collaboration

THRT 4731 Directing and Collaboration Lab

 

Theatre Arts: Performance

This is designed as a pre-professional degree:

  • Students who complete this program are prepared for jobs in the profession or go onto graduate programs 
  • Participation in the U.R.T.A. auditions for placement in top graduate schools across the country
  • Alumni have been accepted into graduate schools such as: California Institute of the Arts, New York Film Academy, University of Wisconsin Madison, The University of California, Irvine, DePaul University in Chicago and Louisiana State University
  • Training in acting, voice and movement, script analysis and dramatic literature
  • Numerous opportunities to perform in a variety of venues

Required Performance Courses:  Click on a link to view a current syllabus

DANC 2431 Beginning Ballet

THRT 1553 Foundations of Theatre Arts

THRT 1613 Voice and Movement I

THRT 2233 Voice and Movement II

THRT 2613 Intermediate Acting

THRT 2643 Shakespeare in Performance

THRT 3513 Voice, Speech and Dialects

THRT 3563 Audition Techniques

THRT 3583 Improvisational Acting

THRT 3633 Voice and Movement III

THRT 4623 Acting Styles I

THRT 4723 Acting Styles II

THRT 4863 Career Advancement/Recital

Prospective students should contact the Head of Performance, Kato Buss at kbuss2@uco.edu or (405) 974-5512 

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Theatre Arts: Design and Technology

Areas of focus within the degree program include: scenery, lighting, costuming, properties, sound design, stage management, and technical direction.  This is designed as a pre-professional degree:

  • Students who complete this program are prepared for jobs in the profession or to go on to graduate programs
  • Participation in the U.R.T.A. auditions for placement in top graduate schools across the country
  • Alumni have been accepted into California Institute of the Arts, New York Film Academy, University of Wisconsin Madison, The University of California, Irvine, DePaul University in Chicago and Louisiana State University
  • Courses are constantly being refined to stay current with industry trends
  • Received the best training possible in an efficient and professional setting
  • Opportunities to design one or more of UCO productions
  • Realized designs for student's portfolio

UCO’s Department of Theatre Arts maintains the following shops: scene, lighting, costume, props, and a sound studio. Students working in these shops learn that “hands-on” is the rule. They work with all aspects of productions—building scenery, hanging lights, constructing costumes, creating props, recording sound, crewing, and stage managing.

Required Design & Technology Courses:  Click on a link to view a current syllabus

THRT 2901 Portfolio Seminar

THRT 2163 Sound Technology for Theatre

THRT 3133 Set Design

THRT 3413 Period Styles I

THRT 3423 Costume Design

THRT 3433 Period Styles II

THRT 3543 Lighting Design

THRT 3733 Theatre Graphic

THRT 4313 Advanced Set Design or

THRT 4323 Advanced Lighting Design or

THRT 4333Advanced Costume Design

THRT 4873 Design Thesis

THRT 4881 Design Exit Portfolio

Prospective students should contact the Head of Design, Angela Marks-Hawthorne at amarks@uco.edu or (405) 974-2546 

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Theatre Arts: Theatre/Communication Education

This degree is intended for students who want to earn an Oklahoma Secondary Education Teacher's License in the area of Speech, Drama and Debate.

  • UCO's education programs are NCATE accredited
  • Graduates are successful in passing the teacher certification examination
  • UCO graduates are highly sought after throughout the state
  • Development of speech, drama and debate teachers who are reflective, responsive and resourceful throughout their professional careers
  • Preparation in the areas of performance, stagecraft, theatre technology, competitive drama, debate, speech, broadcasting, and other areas that relate to Theatre and Communication

Required Theatre/Communication Education Courses:  Click on a link to view a current syllabus

THRT 1553 Foundations of Theatre Arts

THRT 2013 Elements of Communication

THRT 2113 Performance of Literature

THRT 2423 Argumentation and Debate

THRT 3013 Elements of Communication II

THRT 3243 Coaching Competitive Speech/Drama

THRT 3252 Coaching Competitive Debate

THRT 4843 Methods of Teaching Speech/Drama/Debate

Prospective students should contact the Theatre/Communication Education Coordinator, Carrie Hill at chill50@uco.edu or (405) 974-3470.

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