Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Theater

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in theater. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all theater courses. For one possible breakdown of the theater major by semester, see the Plan of Study below

 Requirements   Credits 
 Theater  36
      THTR 101. Introduction to the Theater
      THTR 130. Stagecraft and Theater Technology
      THTR 201. Acting, Level One
      THTR 211. History of American Theater
      THTR 212. History of European Theater
      THTR 230. Theatrical Design
      THTR 299. Production Practicum in Theater*
      THTR 301. Acting, Level Two
      THTR 499. Senior Capstone in Theater
      Two theater electives
3
3
3
3
3
3
6
3
3
6
 Mathematics  3
      One mathematics course  3
 Foreign Language  3
      One course at the 202 level or above** 3
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure) †  36
      CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
      CLAR 110. Composition and Critical Thinking I 
      CLAR 111. Composition and Critical Thinking II
      Core Area Courses:
           CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
           CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
           CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts of the Western World
           CLAR 207. The Catholic-Franciscan Heritage
           CLAR 208. World Views
           CLAR 209. Art and Literature
           CLAR 302 & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
           CLAR 304. The Good Life
      CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3
 
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
 General Electives  42
 Total  120

THTR 299. Production Practicum in Theater is a one-credit course that theater majors take six times.

** The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Mathematics majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Theater

Changes in the sequence of the program listed below are possible, although THTR 101 must be taken in the first semester and THTR 499 must be taken in the final year. Consult your academic adviser on a regular basis. To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description of a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 101 3 THTR 130 3
THTR 201 or THTR 301 3 CLAR 111  3
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 Core Area Course (Clare) 3
CLAR 101  3 Foreign Language* 3
CLAR 110 3 General Elective 3
THTR 299  1 THTR 299  1
Total  16 Total 16
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 211 or THTR 212  3 THTR 230 3
THTR 299  1 THTR 299 1
THTR 201 or THTR 301 3 Core Area Course (Clare) 4
Mathematics Course 3 General Elective 6
Core Area Course (Clare) 3
General Elective 3    
Total 16 Total 14
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 299  1 THTR 299  1
Theater Elective 3 THTR 211 or THTR 212  3
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 Core Area Courses (Clare) 6
General Electives 9 General Electives 6
Total 16 Total 16
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 499 or Theater Elective 3 THTR 499 or Theater Elective 3
Core Area Course (Clare) 3 General Electives 9
General Elective 6      
CLAR 401  2    
Total  14 Total  12

* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

Requirements for a Minor in Theater

Non-majors may obtain a theater minor by completing the requirements below. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Courses Descriptions page lists all theater courses.

To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.