UNDERGRADUATE   PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

Undergraduate students study stage production and the relationship between text and performance. The major requires courses in practical hands on work as well as the study of theoretical, critical and historical approaches to theatre in order to give students an understanding of all aspects of the art form.

Courses include acting, playwriting, directing, history, theory, design production, children’s theatre, creative drama and more. Undergraduates may take graduate courses with special permission. Many students who graduate from the program work as actors, directors, stage managers, and designers. Some of our students continue their creative study in conservatory or MFA programs. Others continue their study in history and theory as MA or PhD students. Graduates who concentrate in developmental drama frequently enter the field as teachers and directors of theatre in education.

The department maintains associations with major theatre institutions. Students have the opportunity for placement as interns and apprentices with various professional groups. Students pursuing a major in theatre must work on theatre productions as part of their requirements for graduation.

Outstanding theatre majors with a minimum 3.0 grade average and 45 credits of Hunter coursework completed outside the Theatre Department may apply for the Robert LoBianco undergraduate scholarship. Two $2,500 LoBianco scholarship grants are awarded each year.

 

THEATRE  MAJOR  REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITES

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THEA 211

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WORLD THEATRE I

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THEA 101

COURSE TITLE

THEA 161

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THEA 212

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THEA 213

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THEA 251

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THEA 261

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THEA 281

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THEA 281

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WORLD THEATRE II

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WORLD THEATRE III

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THEATRE PRODUCTION I

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ACTING II: CONTEMP DRAMA

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VISUAL ELEMENTS OF THEA.

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PLAY ANALYSIS

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THEA 101

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THEA 101

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THEA 101

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THEA 101

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THEA 211, 212, or 213

THEA 161

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Plus one of these courses:

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THEA 381

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SCENE DESIGN I

WORLD THEATRE II

WORLD THEATRE III

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THEA 281

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THEA 383

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THEA 384

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COSTUMING FOR THE STAGE

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STAGE LIGHTING

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THEA 281

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THEA 281

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Plus 2 classes (6 credits) from 300 level electives

Plus 2 required Apprenticeships, not for credit

THEA 101 and THEA 161 required for all major classes

No audition is required to be a theatre major

 

THEATRE MINOR

 

HONORS PROJECT

 

12 CREDITS TOTAL

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ONE 300-LEVEL THEATRE COURSE

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THREE 300 OR 200-LEVEL THEATRE COURSES

 

APPRENTICESHIPS

HONORS PROJECT

Theatre majors with at least a 3.5 GPA may propose an honors project in their senior year. This can be either a creative or research project which must equal or exceed the workload of a 300 level class. All projects must include a written component.

Each semester, students are given the opportunity to work backstage on the departmental production in the form of an apprenticeship. This is comparable to a three-credit class (between 45-90 hours per apprenticeship). In this required assignment, you will be trained and supervised by our department faculty and staff in production areas such as Scene Shop, Costume Shop, Electrics, Stage Management, Running Crew, Board Operation, Ushering, Office Administration, Graphic Design, and Social Media.

 

SPRING 2020  UNDERGRADUATE  COURSES

SPRING 2020 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

We do not always offer the same classes each semester. For a master list of all of our classes, click here.

 

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING

Making your way to graduation can seem daunting. Your adviser is here to help.

Come to us with any questions about your major/minor, internships, transfer credits, honors projects and more. If we don't have the answers, we'll point you to someone who does.

Undergraduate Adviser

Louisa Thompson

lthomp@hunter.cuny.edu

(212) 650-3517

Baker Theatre Building

Room 660

151 E 67th St

New York, NY 10065

Open Office Hours

 

Mondays

1pm-3pm

Wednesdays

11am - 1pm

Fridays

9am - 11am

Book an Appointment

More hours available.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of our Undergraduate Theatre Program will be able to:

- Demonstrate a critical and theoretical understanding of the history of and current practices in theatre

-Demonstrate practical competence in one or more of the various components of theatre

- Be able to communicate orally, visually, and/or in writing about theatre

- Be able to analyze dramatic texts and productions