Theatre Arts Administration

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

Theatre Arts- ASD Welcome Letter

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 of theatre. The program is based on the philosophy that a successful career in Theatre Arts Administration requires knowledge of modern business practices coupled with a comprehensive background in theatre. The focus of this area of concentration is directed toward the study of both theatre arts core courses, as well as courses in business, which relate to the disciplines of Management, Legal Environments, Marketing, and Finance. In addition, the premise of the Theatre Arts Administration program is to impart to the student the three characteristics that embody a successful arts organization: artistic quality, public service, and fiscal responsibility. A major emphasis in this program is the preparation for the successful completion of an appropriate internship.

Admission to this area of concentration is by interview and submission of an essay only.

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-  ECON-001 PRINCIPLES OF ECON I                                        

3-  ENGL-002 FRESHMAN ENGLISH                                              

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-  ECON-002  PRINCIPLES OF ECON II

3-  ENGL-003 FRESHMAN ENGLISH 

3- THTT-052 BASIC STAGECRAFT*** or

THTT-051 BASIC STAGE LIGHTING or

THTT-053 COSTUME FOR THEATRE 

TOTAL CREDITS- 15

 

**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-  ACCT-201 PRINC. OF ACCOUNT. I                                         

2-  THDN-300 DANCE FOR NON-MAJORS                            

3-  ECON-180 STATISTICS I                                                     

3-  HUMANITIES COURSE                        

 TOTAL CREDITS-  15        

                                                                                                    

SPRING SEMESTER 

3-  THTA-156  STAGE MANAGEMENT^   

1-  THTA-002 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN  LAB II

3-  THPD-030  BEGIN. DIRECTING 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.

^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.

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-  THFD-180 THEATRE HISTORY I                                                         

1-  THTA-003 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN LAB III                         

3-  MKTG-311 PRIN. OF MARKETING                                                                                              

3-  MGMT-301 MANAGEMENT & ORG. BEH.                                            

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-  THFD-181  THEATRE HISTORY II 

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; MKTG-360 Computer Applications in Marketing; MKTG-370 Services Marketing

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

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER                                                                 

3-  THTA-191 FUNDRAISING FOR THE ARTS 

3-  THFD-190 SEMINAR IN TH. ADMIN.                         

3-  MUSI-232 INTRO TO ENTER. LAW                                 

2-  THTA-005 THEATRE ARTS ADMIN LAB V    

3-  RESTRICTED ELECTIVE*                                                    

TOTAL CREDITS- 14   

                                                                              

SPRING SEMESTER

3-  MUTP-100  BLACKS IN THE ARTS 

3-  THTA-209   DRAMA INTERNSHIP 

3-  THTA-089 CRITICAL WRITING AND AESTHETICS or

PHIL-055  INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY 

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; MKTG-360 Computer Applications in Marketing; MKTG-370 Services Marketing

****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.