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    For students entering in 2023-24
Theatre (B.A.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Theatre (B.A.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major, as followed by the Department of Theatre, and not meant to replace regular academic advising.
  • The plan may be flexible and changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with the B.A. Theatre Program Director and/or academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and  45-47 major-specific credits to earn a B.A. in Theatre.
  • Transfer students and those looking to add as a second major should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, please contact theatre@chapman.edu.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.
  • There are several Areas of Study students can choose from. Specific Areas of Study electives can be found on the Course Catalog. Please note that some classes are only offered in the fall or spring. 
  • Though they are listed in the spring semester of Year 1, TH 113/305 and TH399/499 can be taken at any time during your four years.

Year 1

Fall Semester (9.5 credits for major)

  • TH 100 Theatre Technology (3 credits)*
  • TH 105 Theatre Practicum (0.5 credits)
  • TH 111 Introduction to Performance Techniques (3 credits)
  • TH 170 Creating Theatre: Page to Stage (3 credits)

Spring Semester (2.5-4.5 credits for major)

  • TH 105 Theatre Practicum (0.5 credits)
  • TH 113/305 Performance or Production Credit (1 credit)**
  • TH 399/499 Individual Study/Service Learning (1-3 credits)**
    • A 490 Internship can be substituted for TH 399/499

* You are free to take TH 100 Theatre Technology in the fall or spring semester.

** TH 113/305 and TH399/499 can be taken at any time during your four years.




Year 2

Fall Semester (6.5 credits for major)

  • TH 105 Theatre Practicum (0.5 credits)
  • TH 2XX Area of Study Elective (3 credits)
  • TH 373 Dramaturgy (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6.5 credits for major)

  • TH 105 Theatre Practicum (0.5 credits)
  • TH 2XX Area of Study Elective (3 credits)
  • TH 472 Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3 credits)

 



Year 3

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • TH 371 Theatre History I - Antiquity to Eighteenth Century (3 credits)
  • TH 388 Directing for the Theatre I (3 credits)

Spring Semester (9 credits for major)

  • TH XXX Area of Study Upper Elective (3 credits)
  • TH 372 Theatre History II - Eighteenth to Twentieth Centuries (3 credits)
  • TH 498A Senior Seminar: Professional Development (3 credits)

 


 

Year 4

Fall Semester (9 credits for major)

  • TH XXX Area of Study Upper Elective (3 credits)
  • TH XXX Area of Study Upper Elective (3 credits)
  • TH 498B Senior Seminar: Thesis (3 credits)

Spring Semester

  • Open for individual study, internship or other major credits.