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Theatre and Dance Courses & Requirements

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.: Theatre
  • B.A.: Dance
  • Minors: Technical Theatre, Theatre Performance, Dance

Course Listings

  • Click here to read complete descriptions of the Theatre and Dance courses offered at Wittenberg.

Degree Requirements:

Major in Theatre

A theatre major completes 36 credits of course work. Required courses are THDN 222, 226, 230, 260, 270, 300 and 401. The student also chooses four credits from the following: THDN 232, 233, 234 or 235. The student also completes four credits from: THDN 240, 250, 322, 331, 400, 490 and 492. The student also takes two dance technique classes, fulfills a number of production requirements, completes an integrated learning unit and passes a two-part senior comprehensive examination.

Major in Dance

A dance major completes 38 credits of course work. Required courses are THDN 211, 215, 311, 313 and 401. The student also completes two credits of THDN 102, eight credits chosen from THDN 030, 031, 032, 040, 041, 042, 050, 051 and 052; these eight credits must include either THDN 032, 042 or 052. The student completes either THDN 112, 210 or 200--a dance culture topics course and four credits chosen from THDN 180, 181, 182; or THDN 233, 234, 235; or THDN 226. The student also serves on one technical production crew, completes an integrated learning unit and passes a two-part senior comprehensive examination.

Minor in Technical Theatre

A student takes a total of 20 credits of course work: THDN 120, 230 and 260, and eight credits chosen from THDN 232, 233, 234, 235 and 331. The student also fulfills two production requirements.

Minor in Theatre Performance

A student completes 20 credits of course work: THDN 120, 222, 226, 260 and another four credits chosen from THDN 300, 322 and 400 (performance topics). The student also takes two dance technique classes and fulfills a production requirement.

Minor in Dance

A student takes 16 credits of required course work: THDN 211; either THDN 213 or 200 (topics in dance history; either THDN 112, 210 or 200 (topics in dance culture); and either THDN 226 or 230. In addition, the student completes four credits of dance technique courses chosen from THDN 010- 070, earns two credits of THDN 102 by participating in two faculty-supervised dance concerts, and participates in the faculty and senior dance concert. All four credits of dance technique courses and the two credits of THDN 102 may count toward the total credits needed for graduation.

Licensure for Teaching in Drama/Theatre
Students interested in pursuing a course of study leading to a license to teach drama/theatre should contact the chairperson of the Department of Theatre and Dance or the Department of Education for specific requirements.

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