Dramatic Writing Option

120 credits

The Dramatic Writing Option provides students with an aptitude for writing for performance, a coherent program of study, which will prepare them for a career in this area or for further study at the graduate level. The development of the student writer within the context of the greater liberal arts framework is emphasized. Students wishing to declare this Option may do so after an evaluation of submitted writing samples and successfully interviewing with the Theatre faculty.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
TH 1600 Introduction to Theatre 3
TH 1650 Practicum in Production 4
TH 2100 Technology for Theatre Professionals (TECO) 3
TH 2500 Stagecraft Fundamentals (QRCO) 3
TH 2540 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
TH 2600 Fundamentals of Costume Construction 3
TH 2820 Acting I (WECO) 3
TH 3210 Script Analysis 3
TH 3670 Advanced Practicum in Production 4
TH 4610 Directing for the Stage (INCO) 3
Dramatic Writing Electives - complete 12 credits from the following: 12
TH 3340 Writing for Performance (Topics)
EN 3680 Scriptwriting
Theater History Elective - complete one of the following: 3
TH 4510 Theatre History I
TH 4520 Theatre History II
Writing in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following: 3
TH 2230 American Musical Theatre (DICO) (WRCO)
TH 3930 American Drama (DICO) (WRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
Foreign Language (GACO) 6
Electives 37-35

The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

The subjects covered in Topics courses vary from semester to semester. Course may be repeated as long as topic covered is different.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.