In the freshman and sophomore years, students should enroll for at least two major and two Discovery courses per semester. The minimum grade requirement for major courses is C- per course. Any grade lower than C- will not count toward the major. Under department policy, students who complete both COMM 401 American Sign Language I and COMM 502 American Sign Language II satisfy the bachelor of arts language proficiency requirement. All majors must take courses in the following areas: performance, design/theatre technology and theory/history as well as fulfill between four and eight practicums and complete a capstone course. Although timing will vary with each option, it is strongly suggested that all introductory courses be taken prior to the end of the student's sophomore year. Students must also complete a digital portfolio that demonstrates fulfillment of student learning outcomes related to their area of study.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Theatre department majors may use one major-required course to satisfy one Discovery category requirement.
All UNH B.A. degrees require a minimum of 128 credit hours.
|THDA 436||History of Theatre I||4|
|THDA 438||History of Theatre II||4|
|THDA 460||Elements of Design||4|
|THDA 463||Theatre Dance I||4|
|THDA 475||Stage Makeup||2|
|THDA 551||Acting I||4|
|THDA 589||Practicum (A - D) 1||4-8|
|THDA 624||Theatre for Young Audiences||4|
|THDA 721||Arts Integration||4|
|THDA 727||Methods of Teaching Theatre 2||4|
|THDA 729||Community Oriented Drama Programs||4|
|THDA 760||Teacher Planning for Theatre||4|
|THDA 799||Capstone Project ( must be taken in senior year)||2|
|Costume Design for the Theatre|
|Stage Lighting Design and Execution|
|EDUC 500||Exploring Teaching 2||4|
NOTE: It is understood that students will fulfill 20 internship contact hours with theatre students in their option area: elementary, middle, or high school. Projects for THDA 729 Community Oriented Drama Programs cannot count as internship hours. Students may fulfill this requirement through a variety of teaching opportunities with the department's outreach program (both during the school year and in the summer), or they may work with local schools teaching, coaching actors, assistant directing, choreographing, or in some other capacity as specifically arranged with their theatre adviser.
It also is understood that students involved in the above course curriculum in order to get state theatre arts certification must apply to either the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth-year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or master of education (M.Ed.) degree program that fulfills state requirements for certification.
State K-12 Teacher Certification
In order to obtain state theatre arts certification, students must either know from their first year that they are pursuing undergraduate Theatre Arts teacher certification or they must apply to the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth-year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or masters of education (M.Ed.) degree program, which fulfills state requirements for certification. Students who are accepted into early graduate admission may take up to 12 credits toward the 32 credit masters while finishing their undergraduate degree. For further clarification regarding both undergraduate and graduate certification options, contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, email@example.com.
4-Year Teacher Licensure B.A. Program
The 4-year teacher licensure B.A. program includes the same requirements as the B.A. secondary theatre education option but with the following modifications.
- The THDA 798/799 requirement is replaced with EDUC 694 Courses in Supervised Teaching
- The following requirements are added.
|EDUC 605||Educational Perspectives in Critical Times||4|
|EDUC 694||Courses in Supervised Teaching||8|
|EDUC 701||Human Development & Learning: Cultural Perspectives||4|
|EDUC 751A||Inclusive Elementary Education: Literacies and Learning for Diverse Learners||4|
|or EDUC 751B|| Methods of Inclusive Secondary Education: Literacies, Learning, and Transitions|
|THDA 791||Internship in Theatre and Dance||2|
5-Year Teacher Licensure M.A.T. or M.Ed. Program
The 5-year teacher licensure M.A.T. or M.Ed. Program includes the same requirements as the B.A. secondary theatre education option but with the following modifications:
- The following requirements are added.
|EDUC 605||Educational Perspectives in Critical Times 1||4|
|EDUC 701/801||Human Development & Learning: Cultural Perspectives 2||4|
|EDUC 751A/851A||Inclusive Elementary Education: Literacies and Learning for Diverse Learners 2||4|
|or EDUC 751B/851B|| Methods of Inclusive Secondary Education: Literacies, Learning, and Transitions|
|EDUC 900A||Internship and Seminar in Teaching||6|
|EDUC 901A||Internship and Seminar in Teaching||6|