Contact:
Dr. Mick Sokol
Chair of Theatre Department
Professor of Theatre
Office: (417) 873-6821
msokol@drury.edu


Robert Westenberg
Artistic Director
Associate Professor
Office: (417) 873-6342
rwestenberg@drury.edu



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Theatre Major

The department of theatre supports the liberal arts mission of Drury University by offering:

  1. Basic courses designed to develop appreciation and lead to increased understanding of theatre arts and their contribution to the cultural life,

  2. Courses that lead to a major or minor in theatre and provide opportunities for students from the general campus population to fulfill graduation requirements,

  3. Programs that prepare students for professional careers, graduate study or teaching,

  4. Curricular and co-curricular productions integrated with the course offerings to provide majors with creative laboratory experiences, all Drury students with participation opportunities, and the entire Drury community with opportunities to experience a wide variety of theatrical productions.

Theatre students are expected to pursue individual educational goals within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The department of theatre offers a major in theatre leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Within the general theatre major, students have options for selecting specific emphases in the field. Students planning secondary teaching careers may pursue a major program leading to certification; this option may be combined with the pursuit of an additional teaching area.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses.

Major Requirements
THTR 140: Acting I
THTR 200, 201 Theatre Practicum
THTR 265: Stagecraft
THTR 320: Play Direction
THTR 492: Research

Choose one course from the following:
THTR 177: Modern Dance
THTR 271 Ballet I
THTR 276: Tap I
THTR 288: Jazz Dance

Choose one course from the following: THTR 361: Costume Design
THTR 365: Scene Design
THTR 366: Stage Lighting
THTR 367: Sound Design

Choose three from the following:
THTR 340: History of Theatre: Origins to Renaissance
THTR 341: History of Theatre: Renaissance to Romanticism
THTR 343: History of Theatre: Realism to Contemporary
THTR 349: History and Development of American Musical Theatre

Choose one of the following courses:
THTR 270: Stage Management
THTR 282: Acting II
THTR 354: Writing for Stage and Screen
THTR 361: Costume Design
THTR 365: Scene Design
THTR 366: Stage Lighting
THTR 367: Sound Design

Choose six hours from the following:
(no more than four hours can be dance)
THTR 177: Modern Dance
THTR 240: Voice and Speech for the Theatre
THTR 255: Stage Makeup
THTR 260: Costume Production
THTR 267: Play Analysis
THTR 270: Stage Management
THTR 271: Ballet I
THTR 272: Ballet II
THTR 276: Tap I
THTR 277: Tap II
THTR 282: Acting II
THTR 288: Jazz Dance
THTR 303: Acting Workshop: Acting for the Camera
THTR 303: Acting Workshop: Singing for the Actor
THTR 303: Acting Workshop: Acting in Shakespeare
THTR 303: Acting Workshop: Audition Technique
THTR 331: Scene Study
THTR 340: History of Theatre: Origins to Renaissance
THTR 341: History of Theatre: Renaissance to Romanticism
THTR 343: History of Theatre: Realism to Contemporary
THTR 349: History and Development of American Musical Theatre
THTR 352: Theatre on Both Sides of the Pond: New York and London
THTR 354: Writing for Stage and Screen
THTR 361: Costume Design
THTR 365: Scene Design
THTR 366: Stage Lighting
THTR 367: Sound Design
THTR 454: Advanced Playwriting
THTR 468: Advanced Projects in Production and Design
THTR 481: Acting III

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Each student majoring or minoring in theatre is expected to:

  1. Complete the prescribed course of study for the major or minor.
  2. Complete one semester hour of credit in Theatre Practicum (THTR 200-201) for each semester of residence, typically eight hours.
  3. Participate actively in the co-curricular theatre productions each semester.
  4. Students majoring in theatre must also complete an approved senior project in theatre.