Theatre and Cinema (Bachelor of Arts, B.A.)

General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42-47
Core Requirements
CIN 100Introduction to Film3
CIN 245Production I3
CIN 280Portfolio I1
THR 113Introduction to Theatre3
THR 140Production Participation4
THR 222Costume & Makeup Techniques3
THR 228Acting I3
THR 275Script Analysis3
THR 280Stagecraft3
Select one of the following:3
Cinema Internship
Theatre Internship
Summer Theatre Apprenticeship
Select one of the following: 11
Portfolio II
Senior Portfolio
Select an elective course from Cinema, Dance, Music or Theatre1
Bachelor of Arts Foreign Language Requirement
Credit hours in one foreign language12
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations:27
Cinema
Musical Theatre
Theatre
1

This requirement must be completed in one of the last 2 semesters prior to graduation. 

Cinema Concentration

Concentration Requirements
CIN 120Film Theory and Criticism3
CIN 253Audio Production3
CIN 255Editing I3
CIN 335Motion Picture Lighting3
CIN 342Screenwriting3
CIN 345Production II3
CIN 377Producing3
CIN 477Directing3
CIN 495Thesis3
Total Credit Hours27

Musical Theatre Concentration

Concentration Requirements
MUS 106Basic Keyboard Skills I2
MUS 109Functional Voice Class1
MUS 189-MUS 4894
THR 326Techniques of Musical Theatre Performance3
THR 348Directing for the Stage I3
THR 368History of Musical Theatre3
DAN 110Tap Dance I2
or DAN 210 Tap Dance II
DAN 111Jazz Dance I2
or DAN 211 Jazz Dance II
DAN 112Modern Dance I2
or DAN 212 Modern Dance II
DAN 114Ballet2
DAN 120Dance Performance1
DAN 312Dance Choreography2
Total Credit Hours27

Theatre Concentration

Concentration Requirements
THR 328Acting II3
THR 348Directing for the Stage I3
THR 367History of Theatre3
THR 389Production Design and Art Direction3
THR 393Stage Lighting3
Select twelve credit hours from the following:12
Stage Management
Theatre for Children and Youth
Playwriting
Directing for the Stage II
Acting for the Camera
Total Credit Hours27

Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn a minimum of 124 credit hours, including 60 from a senior college (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. No more than one D permitted in major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Earn 12 credit hours in one foreign language.
  8. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.