Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Theatre and Dance Majors

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre

This is a liberal arts-based degree ideal for the student who wishes to pursue multiple interests in theatre and dance.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – Theatre

Courses

Credits

TAR 104

Introduction to NKU Theatre and Dance

1

TAR 110

Acting I

3

TAR 118

Stage Makeup

3

TAR 160

Stagecraft

2

TAR 160L

Stagecraft Laboratory

1

TAR 340

Playscript Analysis

3

TAR 346

Theatre History

3

TAR 347

Dramatic Literature

3

Select 3 TAR credit hours from group II or III

3

Select 15 TAR/DAN credit hours in groups I, II, III, IV, V, VI or VII

15

TAR 390, 391, 490, 491

Production Credits

3

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

40

A minor or focus is required.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre in World Cultures

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – Theatre in World Cultures

Courses

Credits

TAR 104

Introduction to NKU Theatre and Dance

1

TAR 245

Introduction to Theatre in World Cultures

3

TAR 348

Theatre History and Society

3

TAR 400

Theatre in World Cultures Styles Studio

3

TAR 160

Stagecraft

2

TAR 160L

Stagecraft Laboratory

1

TAR 390, 391,
490, 491

Production Credits

1 production credit must be in a departmentally-approved organization/venue (for example, museum)

3

Foreign language (may fulfill culture and creativity general education requirement)

6

Study abroad (two opportunities outside student’s native culture)

6

TAR 496 Theatre in World Cultures Capstone

3

Select 15 TAR/DAN credit hours or required theatre in world cultures electives

15

TOTAL CREDITS

46

A minor or an area of focus is required.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The B.F.A. is a more intensive program of study for the potential professional. Acceptance into the B.F.A. program is earned through a process of application, interview, and audition (performers) or portfolio submission (design and technology, playwriting, and stage management). The B.F.A. requires active involvement in the department for a minimum of four semesters after acceptance into B.F.A. candidacy. Some exceptions to this residency rule may be made for transfer students.

The B.F.A. requires completion of a common core of courses. Performance students must also complete a track – the options are acting, dance, musical theatre, or playwriting. Design or technology students must complete a track – the options are design or technology, or rock and roll/concert technology. Stage management students complete a track in stage management.

A minor or focus is not required in the B.F.A.

Degree Requirements: B.F.A. – Theatre Performance

Core Courses

Credits

TAR 104

Introduction to NKU Theatre and Dance

1

TAR 110

Acting I

3

TAR 118

Stage Makeup

3

TAR 160

Stagecraft

2

TAR 160L

Stagecraft Laboratory

1

TAR 340

Playscript Analysis

3

TAR 346

Theatre History

3

TAR 347

Dramatic Literature

3

TAR 477

The Business of Theatre

1

TAR 495

Senior Project

1

TAR 390, 391, 490, 491

Production Credits

3

Select 3 TAR credit hours from group II or III

3

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

27

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Acting Track

Credits

DAN 120

Ballet I (or another approved dance course)

3

TAR 114

Voice Development for the Actor I

3

TAR 210

Acting II

3

TAR 225

Musical Theatre Performance I

3

TAR 310

Acting III

3

TAR 311

Auditions

3

TAR 312

Voice Development for the Actor II

3

TAR 314

Stage Dialects

3

TAR 370

Directing

3

Select two courses from the following:

TAR 316

Acting Seminar I

 

TAR 410

Styles of Acting

 

TAR 411

Special Problems: Theatre Acting

6

TAR 415

The One-Person Show

 

TAR 416

Acting Seminar II

 

TAR 417

Acting Shakespeare

 

Select 6 TAR\DAN credit hours in groups I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

6

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

39

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

66

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

 

 

Dance Track

Credits

DAN 120

Ballet I

3

DAN 220

Ballet II

3

TAR 225

Musical Theatre Performance I

3

DAN 226

Foundation Seminar

2

Select one course from the following:

DAN 221

Modern Dance I

 

DAN 222

Jazz Dance I

3

DAN 224

Tap Dance I

 

Select one course from the following:

DAN 321

Modern Dance II

 

DAN 322

Jazz Dance II

3

DAN 324

Tap Dance II

 

DAN 323

Physiology of Dance

3

DAN 326

Advanced Dance Seminar I

2

DAN 375

Choreography

3

DAN 426

Advanced Dance Seminar II

2

DAN 427

Dance History

3

DAN 428

Special Problems in Dance

3

Select 9 TAR/DAN credit hours from groups I, IV, V, VI

9

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

42

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

 

 

Musical Theatre Track

Credits

TAR 114

Voice Development for the Actor I

(may be substituted with TAR 312 Voice Development for the Actor II or a voice course at the 300 level or above)

3

TAR 130

Musical Skills for the Musical Theatre I

3

TAR 210

Acting II

3

TAR 225

Musical Theatre Performance I

3

TAR 230

Musical Skills for the Musical Theatre II

3

TAR 235

Vocal Techniques for the Singing Actor I (three semesters for 1 credit per semester)

3

TAR 310

Acting III

3

TAR 311

Auditions

3

TAR 325

Musical Theatre Performance II

3

TAR 335

Vocal Techniques for the Singing Actor II (three semesters for 1 credit per semester)

3

Select 12 TAR/DAN credit hours in groups I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (6 of these hours must be in dance)

12

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

42

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

 

 

Playwriting Track

Credits

ENG 308

Shakespeare I

3

ENG 309

Shakespeare II

3

Select one 300/400 level ENG literature or writing course, not to include ENG 308, or ENG 309

3

TAR 370

Directing

3

TAR 380

Playwriting

3

TAR 442

Dramatic Theory and Criticism

3

TAR 481

Special Problems in Theatre: Playwriting/Criticism

6

TAR 482

Screenwriting

3

TAR 498

Individual Studies in Theatre

3

Select 6 TAR/DAN credit hours in groups I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

6

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

36

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

63

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements – B.F.A. in Theatre Design or Technology

Core Courses

Credits

TAR 104

Introduction to NKU Theatre and Dance

1

TAR 110

Acting I

3

TAR 118

Stage Makeup

3

TAR 160

Stagecraft

2

TAR 160L

Stagecraft Laboratory

1

TAR 340

Playscript Analysis

3

TAR 346

Theatre History

3

TAR 347

Dramatic Literature

3

TAR 477

The Business of Theatre

1

TAR 495

Senior Project

1

TAR 390, 391, 490, 491

Production Credits

3

Select 3 TAR credit hours from groups II or III

3

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

27

Design or Technology Track

Credits

TAR 165

Comparative Arts

(fulfills one culture and creativity requirement in general education)

3

TAR 265

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

3

TAR 364

Computer Graphics for the Stage

3

Fundamentals Series – select three courses from the following:

TAR 260

Lighting Fundamentals

 

TAR 262/262L

Costume Construction with Laboratory

9

TAR 277

Fundamentals of Sound Design

 

TAR 368

Theatrical Rendering and Model Building

 

Foundations Series – select one course from the following:

TAR 343

Costume History

 

TAR 362

Drafting for the Theatre

3

TAR 367

Stagecraft II

 

Design Series – select three courses from the following:

TAR 360

Scene Design I

 

TAR 363

Lighting Design

 

TAR 366

Costume Design I

 

TAR 377

Sound Design

9

Select 12 TAR/DAN credit hours in area of interest

12

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

42

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Rock and Roll/Concert Technology Track

Credits

EGT 110

Introduction to Engineering/ Technology (this degree requirement will fulfill a general education requirement: scientific and quantitative inquiry category without lab)

3

TAR 265

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

3

TAR 364

Computer Graphics for the Stage

3

TAR 464

Special Problems in Theatre Technology

(one must be in rigging)

6

Fundamentals Series – select three courses from the following:

TAR 260

Lighting Fundamentals

 

TAR 262/262L

Costume Construction and Lab

 

TAR 277

Fundamentals of Sound Design

9

TAR 368

Theatrical Rendering and Model Building

 

Foundations Series – select one course from the following:

TAR 361

Design and Construction of Stage Properties

 

TAR 362

Drafting for the Theatre

3

TAR 367

Stagecraft II

 

Design Series – select one course from the following:

TAR 360

Scene Design I

 

TAR 363

Lighting Design

3

TAR 366

Costume Design I

 

TAR 377

Sound Design

 

TAR 412

Internship: Professional Theatre

3

Note: 1 production credit in common core requirements must be at a concert venue or with the stagehand union.

Select 15 credits list of approved TAR electives. (The list of electives can be found in the theatre department student handbook.)

15

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

48

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

75

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements – B.F.A. in Stage Management

Core Courses

Credits

TAR 104

Introduction to NKU Theatre and Dance

1

TAR 110

Acting I

3

TAR 118

Stage Makeup

3

TAR 160

Stagecraft

2

TAR 160L

Stagecraft Laboratory

1

TAR 340

Playscript Analysis

3

TAR 346

Theatre History

3

TAR 347

Dramatic Literature

3

TAR 477

The Business of Theatre

1

TAR 495

Senior Project

1

TAR 390, 391, 490, 491

Production Credits

3

Select 3 TAR credit hours from groups II or III

3

TOTAL CORE CREDITS

27

Stage Management Track

Credits

TAR 130

Musical Skills for the Musical Theatre I

3

TAR 265

Fundamentals of Theatrical Design

3

TAR 370

Directing I

3

TAR 371

Theatre Management

3

TAR 376

Stage Management

3

Select two courses from the following:

TAR 260

Lighting Fundamentals

 

TAR 262/262L

Costume Construction with Laboratory

6

TAR 277

Fundamentals of Sound Design

 

Select two courses from the following:

CMST 220

Interpersonal Communication

 

CMST 230

Small-Group Communication

6

LDR 300

Foundations of Leadership

 

Select 15 TAR/DAN credit hours from groups I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII. Recommended electives include:

TAR 210

Acting II

 

TAR 213

Stage Combat

 

TAR 225

Musical Theatre Performance I

15

TAR 362

Drafting for Theatre

 

TAR 367

Stagecraft II

 

DAN 120

Ballet I

 

First aid/CPR certification by outside accrediting organization

TOTAL TRACK CREDITS

42

Total Core Credits

27

TOTAL CREDITS

69

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

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