Theatre Arts Administration

Arts Administration- HU Theatre Arts- Welcome Note (ASD)

Theatre Arts- ASD Welcome Letter

SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Our final spotlight

session for the academic year

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A DISCUSSION ABOUT STAGE MANAGEMENT

IN PROFESSIONAL THEATRE, INCLUDING REGIONAL,

OFFBROADWAY, BROADWAY, AND

TOURING PRODUCTIONS!

Join the discussion here!

Theatre Arts Administration Program (120 hours)

The Theatre Arts Administration program is intended for students who express an interest in and an inclination toward the production and managerial aspects in the arts and entertainment industry. The program is based on the philosophy that a successful career in Arts Management and Leadership requires knowledge of modern business practices coupled with a comprehensive background in arts. The focus of this area of concentration is directed toward the study of courses and scholarship in the arts, business and communications.  The premise of this program is to imbue in each student key characteristics that world class arts and entertainment professionals exemplify: creativity, agility, innovation, emotional intelligence, business savvy, and fiscal responsibility. A major emphasis in this program is to ready students for an ever-changing job market and prepare them for being effective leaders in a changing society.

Admission to this area of concentration is by interview and supporting materials. See full admission requirements here.

PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS

The program requires the student to have a full appreciation of theory, research, heuristic approach and practical application.  Students must maintain a commitment to scholarship.  Students will be required to perform at a high level in a wide range of areas related to arts management.  Despite the track selected, the program produces students that have a proficiency in core competencies that are compulsory in the arts and entertainment arena.  Courses in this program are designed to introduce, educate and train you in various topics pertaining to the skills needed, tools required and duties performed by arts administrators.

 

IDEAL STUDENT

Our ideal student is

  • Innovative
  • Agile Learner
  • Critical Thinker
  • Strategic Planner
  • Team Oriented
  • Fiscally Conscious and Responsible

Students should exemplify

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Empathy
  • Humility
  • Resilience
  • Vision
  • Influence
  • Professional Communication

Theatre Arts Administration Course Curriculum Scheme

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                         

3-  THTA-090 INTRO TO THEATRE MGMT I              

3-  THTT-058 TECH PROD. I                                                                      

3-  DIVISION A- HUMANITIES COURSE                                     

3-  ENGL-101/102- RHETORIC, INQUIRY & CRITCAL WRITING/ EXP. WRITING & LIT.   

3-  THFD-080 PLAY ANALYSIS                                     

1-  FRSM-001 FRESH. SEMINAR**                                  

 TOTAL CREDITS- 16                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                        

SPRING SEMESTER

3-  THTA-091 INTRO TO THEATRE MGMT II      

3- THTT-059  TECH PROD. II 

3-  THTA-156  STAGE MANAGEMENT^   

3-  ENGL-103 PERSUASIVE WRITING & RESEARCH

3- THTT-105  INTRO TO DESIGN

TOTAL CREDITS- 15

^ALL THEATRE ARTS ADMINISTRATION MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE AS AN ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER and/or A STAGE MANAGER AT LEAST ONCE PRIOR TO GRADUATION.

**REQUIRED FOR NEW ENTRANTS ONLY, HOWEVER, ALL OTHERS MUST SATISFY THIS CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENT WITH AN ELECTIVE.

***Course offered in the SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.

NOTE: Many of the courses listed have laboratory hours. Laboratory hours allow for practical application of the theoretical approach addressed in both classroom exercise and lectures. Lab hours vary depending on the expectations and/or demands of the class/production. All students should anticipate committing additional time outside of classroom instruction for Lab work.

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                           

3-  THAC-020  ACTING: NON-MAJORS                                   

1-  THTA-001  THEATRE ARTS ADMIN  LAB I                 

3-  HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                                     

2-  THDN-300 DANCE FOR NON-MAJORS                            

3-  ECON-180 STATISTICS I                                                     

3-  THFD-180/ THDN- 029  THEATRE HISTORY I/ DANCE HISTORY I                     

 TOTAL CREDITS-  15        

                                                                                                    

SPRING SEMESTER 

3-  THTA-208 FINANCE MANAGEMENT 

1-  THTA-002 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN  LAB II

3-  THFD-180/ THDN- 029  THEATRE HISTORY I/ DANCE HISTORY I                     

3-  ENGL-009 TECH. WRIT. I: PRE-PROF 

3-  HUCO-101 PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH 

3-  THTT-052   BASIC STAGECRAFT*** or

THTT-051 BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or

THTT-053 COSTUME FOR THEATRE 

TOTAL CREDITS- 16

 

***Course offered in the SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.

NOTE: Many of the courses listed have laboratory hours. Laboratory hours allow for practical application of the theoretical approach addressed in both classroom exercise and lectures. Lab hours vary depending on the expectations and/or demands of the class/production. All students should anticipate committing additional time outside of classroom instruction for Lab work.

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER       

3-  THPD-030  BEGIN. DIRECTING I                                                                          

1-  THTA-003 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN LAB III   

3- SLMC-210 INTRO TO STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS                     

3-  ARTS & INNOVATION 

3-  THTA-094  PRODUCTION MGMT                                                                               

3-  THTT-154  DESIGN I or                                                      

THTT-051  BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or                                            

THTT-052  BASIC STAGECRAFT   

TOTAL CREDITS- 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER

3-  LEADING IN A CHANGING SOCIETY

1-  THTA-004 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN LAB IV

3-  ELECTIVE+   

3-  ARTH-161 ART APPRECIATION 

3-  RTVF-231 INTRO TO MEDIA PROD. 

3-  SOCI-020 INTRO TO SOC PSYCH or

PSYC-050  INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 

TOTAL CREDITS- 16

 

+Honors Students are required to take THFD-186 – Directed Study AND ++THFD-187 Honors Thesis

*RESTRICTED ELECTIVES: HUCO-410 Conflict Mgmt & Negotiation Strategy; JOUR-206 Intro. To Advertising; THFD-081 Play Reading; THTA-206 Entrepreneurship in the Entertainment Industry; THTA-096 The Producer's Workshop

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                 

3-  THTA-191 FUNDRAISING FOR THE ARTS 

3-  THTA-209   DRAMA INTERNSHIP                         

3-  MUSI-232 INTRO TO ENTER. LAW                                 

2-  THTA-005 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN LAB V    

3- ELECTIVE*/ HONORS COURSE+                                                   

TOTAL CREDITS- 14  

                                                                              

SPRING SEMESTER

3-  MUTP-100  BLACKS IN THE ARTS 

3-  THFD-190 SEMINAR IN TH. ADMIN.

3-  THTA-089 CRITICAL WRITING AND AESTHETICS 

PHIL-055  INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY or

THFD-081 PLAY READING

3 - ELEC/HONORS COURSE++   

TOTAL CREDITS- 12

Additional Information

+Honors Students are required to take THFD-186 – Directed Study AND ++THFD-187 Honors Thesis

*RESTRICTED ELECTIVES: HUCO-410 Conflict Mgmt & Negotiation Strategy; JOUR-206 Intro. To Advertising; THFD-081 Play Reading; THTA-206 Entrepreneurship in the Entertainment Industry; THTA-096 The Producer's Workshop

****JUNIOR OR SENIOR LEVEL STUDENT ONLY OR WITH CONSENT OF COURSE INSTRUCTOR.

NOTE: STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS FOR GRADUATION. IF A COURSE IS NOT OFFERED, THE STUDENT MUST MAKE-UP THE HOURS IN COURSES APPROVED BY THE COORDINATOR. STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THE CURRICULUM SCHEME AS PRINTED OR THEY MAY JEOPARDIZE THEIR GRADUATING WITHIN A 4-YEAR TIME PERIOD.