Playwriting and Dramaturgy

Contact: Dr. Robert Shimko

120 hrs. total degree plan

60 credits in Major: 36 in CORE / 9 in CLASS / 16 Foreign Language

In addition, each student must complete an approved minor, or an approved 2nd major, or a senior honors thesis, or an interdisciplinary cluster (9 approved credits, related courses, no more than 3 credits from Theatre & Dance).

FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)—15 credits

  • Fundamentals of Theatre
  • Acting I
  • Scenic or Lighting and Sound or Costume Technology
  • English 1303 Comp I
  • Math 1310 Algebra

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)—16 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Acting II
  • Scenic or Lighting and Sound or Costume Technology
  • Production
  • English 1304 Comp II
  • Math Reasoning
  • Social Science

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)—16 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Playwriting I
  • Scenic or Lighting and Sound or Costume Technology
  • Dramatic Structures & Genres
  • Natural Science
  • Dramaturgy

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)—15 credits w/Foreign Language; 13 credits w/Free Elective

  • Playwriting II
  • American Drama
  • Production
  • Natural Science
  • Foreign Language I (if needed or Free Elective)

FIFTH SEMESTER (Fall)—17 credits w/Foreign Language; 15 credits w/Free Elective (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • History of the Theatre I
  • Directing I
  • Foreign Language II (if needed or Free Elective)
  • History 1377 - United States to 1877

SIXTH SEMESTER (Spring)—15 credits

  • Playwriting III
  • History of the Theatre II
  • History of Architecture, Interiors, and Decorative Arts
  • Foreign Language III
  • History 1378 - United States since 1877

SEVENTH SEMESTER (Fall)—15 credits (Jury / Assessment at end of semester)

  • Dramaturgy Practicum
  • Foreign Language IV
  • Political Science1336
  • Humanities
  • CLASS elective

EIGHTH SEMESTER (Spring)—12 credits; 15 credits w/Free Elective

  • Directing II or other upper level elective approved by Head of Playwriting/Dramaturgy
  • Senior Project - Capstone Course
  • Political Science 1337
  • CLASS elective