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Theater Course Requirements

Major Requirements (minimum 48 credits)

Theater Program

The mission of the theater program at Rutgers-Camden is to develop the skills, craft, and imagination of its students, as well as to provide them with a strong understanding of the history of the theater within a liberal arts context. In addition, the theater program stresses the collaborative nature of the art form by emphasizing the creative process and new play development. As a theater program operating within a larger fine arts department, we offer students a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary work. The curriculum includes courses in the areas of acting, directing, playwriting, technical theater, and dramatic literature/theater history. The program sees theater studies as a whole–an entire package with no one aspect being more important than another. The student who successfully completes the prescribed course of study will be prepared for graduate school or a variety of career options.

Literature and History (15 credits)
  • 50:965:101  Introduction to Theater (3)
  • 50:965:202  Play Reading and Analysis (3)
  • 50:965:380,381  History of Theater I, II (3,3)

Select ONE COURSE from the following:

  • 50:965:308  American Musical Theater (3)
  • 50:965:309  American Theater (3)
  • 50:965:310  Experimental Theater (3)
  • 50:965:345  Theater and Film in Europe (3)
Theater Practice (18 credits)
  • 50:965:123  Voice for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:124  Movement for the Stage (3)
  • 50:965:271  Acting I (3)

Select THREE COURSES from the following:

  • 50:965:318   Playwriting I (3)
  • 50:965:319   Playwriting II (3)
  • 50:965:320   Directing I (3)
  • 50:965:321   Directing II (3)
  • 50:965:322   Directing for Film (3)
  • 50:965:363  Educational/Children’s Theater (3)
  • 50:965:371   Acting II (3)
  • 50:965:372   Acting for Film (3)
  • 50:965:373   Improvisational Theater (3)
  • 50:965:471   Acting III (3)
Design and Technology (6 credits)
  • 50:965:241  Stagecraft (3)

Select ONE COURSE from the following:

  • 50:965:314  Scenic Design (3)
  • 50:965:362  Costume Design (3)
  • 50:965:382  Lighting Design (3)
Performance (9 credits)

At least two credits must be either 302 or 303. All senior majors are required to take Senior Project.

  • 50:965:301  Performance (2)
  • 50:965:302  Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (BA)
  • 50:965:304  Performance Workshop (2)
  • 50:965:359  Senior Project (BA)

Minor Requirements (minimum 20 credits)

Literature and History (6 credits)
  • 50:965:101   Introduction to Theater
  • 50:965:380, 381    History of Theater I, II (Select one of the two courses)
Theater Practice (9 credits)
  • 50:965:271 Acting I

Select two additional courses from the 300 or 400 level

Performance (2 credits)
  • 50:965:301  Performance (2)
  • 50:965:302   Practicum/Crew Call in Technical Theater (1 or 2)
Further Study (3 credits)
  • Select one additional Theater course in consultation with your advisor