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Course Requirements

Four-Year Plan

The Theatre Arts Program offers specific tracks of study comprised of 11 courses per major. All majors are required to take a core of eight courses (below). The remaining three courses can be selected to create an emphasis in acting, design/tech, directing, musical theatre or at large for a general major.

Note that students typically take four courses per semester for a total of eight each year. Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options.

All theatre majors take a core of eight courses including:

  • Acting I
  • Design for the Stage 
  • Directing I
  • History of Theatre I & II
  • Technical Production I
  • Technical Production Lab (4 for .25 credit)
  • Senior Seminar

Students may take another three elective theatre courses for a general major, or, select an emphasis in acting, design/tech or directing.