Theatre–Directing & Management Emphasis
This is the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin
Theatre–Directing & Management Emphasis
COLLEGE: Fine & Performing Arts
MAJOR: Theatre–Directing & Management emphasis
DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts
HOURS REQUIRED: 120
MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation
MINOR AVAILABLE: No
CHIEF ADVISER: Harris Smith
Director: Paul Steger, 215 Temple Building
Professors: Grange, Steger
Associate Professors: Brown, Endacott, H. Smith, V. Smith, E. Stauffer, J. Stauffer, Teo-Gooding
Assistant Professors: Borden, Kolbe, Shoemaker, Veneziano
Assistant Professor of Practice: Patterson
This program provides comprehensive training and practical experience in directing, stage management and theatre management. It shares a common core with our performance program, offering fundamental training in acting, movement and voice for the first three semesters. Specialized classes follow in stage management, theatre management, and beginning and advanced directing. The culmination of the emphasis is four mentored projects in the student’s area of specialty or a combination of projects in several areas.
Languages: Classical and Modern0-6
Select from the list of “Approved Courses” found under “College Degree Requirements.”
Theatre Core Requirements39
Directing and Management Emphasis Requirements22
Total Hours Required for Graduation120
Students must apply for admission to the directing and management emphasis by completing an application form, supplying references, a resume, and examples of creative work. The acceptance process for both new and transfer students includes an interview and analysis of the overall academic and artistic record, and determination of the potential for success throughout the course of study.
BA Core Requirements39
THEA 112G Intro to Theatre3
THEA 114 Basic Acting Techniques I3
THEA 115 Basic Acting Techniques II3
THEA 201 Technical Theatre Practice3
THEA 202 Play Direction I3
THEA 204 Stage Makeup3
THEA 223 Intermediate Acting I3
THEA 234 Scripts in Performance3
THEA 253 Voice Production for the Stage3
THEA 255 Stage Movement I3
THEA 335 History of Theatre I3
THEA 336 History of Theatre II3
THEA 472 Theatre Perspectives3
Directing and Management Emphasis Requirements22
THEA 300 Stage Management3
THEA 301 Theatre Management3
THEA 303 Stage Directing II3
THEA 491 Advanced Projects in Directing, Stage Management &/or
Theatre Management 4
Select three courses from:9
THEA 120 Principles of Design for Theatre & Film (3 cr)
THEA 331 Intro to Playwriting (3 cr)
THEA 410 Stage Lighting I (3 cr)
THEA 411 Stage Lighting II (3 cr)
THEA 412 Scene Design I (3 cr)
THEA 413 Scene Design II (3 cr)
THEA 418 Costume Design I (3 cr)
THEA 419 Costume Design II (3 cr)
THEA 450 Sound Design I (3 cr)
THEA 451 Sound Design II (3 cr)
Minors are allowed, but not required, with the theatre–directing and management emphasis.
Requirements for admission to the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are consistent with general University admission requirements. These include:
NOTE: One unit equals one year of high school credit.
New Freshmen: Minimum ACT 22 (composite) or minimum SAT 1020 (combined)
Transfer and Readmit Students: Completed twelve or more semester credits from a postsecondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 and GPA 2.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application. (Theatre majors with an emphasis in Film and New Media: minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 and GPA 3.0 during the last semester of record at the time of application.)
International Students: Minimum TOEFL 213 (computer) or 550 (paper)
Individual departments may have higher standards for acceptance into the different degrees and emphases. Please check with the individual departments for these standards.
Auditions are required for admission to the School of Music for music and dance majors and minors. Auditions are also required for admission to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film for the BA Performance Emphasis. A separate application and portfolio review are required for acceptance into the BFA Film and New Media Emphasis, and the BA Directing and Management Emphasis.
Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are in this bulletin under “Removal of Deficiencies.”
Students with one deficiency, two deficiencies but not in the same category, or two deficiencies in foreign language who receive a Deferred Admission or Admission by Review, may be considered for admission to the college. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process with core course deficiencies will have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under Admission to the University, Removal of Deficiencies in this bulletin.
All students will complete LIBR 110, a one-credit hour class designed to teach basic information literacy skills to first year and transfer students. The course familiarizes students with an array of online information resources and introduces them to specific UNL Libraries services and resources.
Students who have 27 or more transfer credits applied toward degree requirements are exempt from the LIBR 110 requirement.
The languages requirement serves to help students gain a working familiarity with a language and a culture other than their own.
All students pursuing bachelor of arts or bachelor of music degrees are required to complete the intermediate level in one foreign language. Some or all of these courses may be completed while in high school. Courses approved to satisfy the languages requirement are offered by the Department of Classics and Religious Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in the College of Education and Human Sciences. A student is required to successfully complete 202 to fulfill the languages requirement. (Exceptions: In Japanese, a student must complete JAPN 201 and one additional course from JAPN 202, JAPN 203, and JAPN 204; In Greek, the student must complete two 300-level courses; in Latin, a student must take LATN 301 and LATN 302.) Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Omaha Native Language, Russian, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
ARAB 201 Second-Year Arabic I (3 cr)
ARAB 202 Second-Year Arabic II (3 cr)
CHIN 201 Second-Year Chinese I (3 cr)
CHIN 202 Second-Year Chinese II (3 cr)
CZEC 201 Second-Year Czech I (3 cr)
CZEC 202 Second-Year Czech II (3 cr)
FREN 201 Second-Year French I (3 cr)
FREN 202 Second-Year French II (3 cr)
FREN 203 Conversation & Composition I (3 cr)
FREN 210 Accelerated Second-Year French (6 cr)
GERM 201 Second-Year German I (3 cr)
GERM 202 Second-Year German II (3 cr)
GERM 203 Composition & Conversation I (3 cr)
GERM 210 Accelerated Second-Year German (6 cr)
GREK 301 Greek Prose I (3 cr)
GREK 302 Greek Poetry I (3 cr)
GREK 373 New Testament Greek (3 cr)
HEBR 301 Biblical Hebrew Prose (3 cr)
HEBR 302 Biblical Hebrew Poetry (3 cr)
JAPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I (3 cr)
JAPN 202 Intermediate Grammar & Reading I (3 cr)
JAPN 203 Second-Year Japanese II (3 cr)
JAPN 204 Intermediate Grammar & Reading II (3 cr)
LATN 301 Latin Prose I (3 cr)
LATN 302 Latin Poetry I (3 cr)
RUSS 201 Second-Year Russian I (3 cr)
RUSS 202 Second-Year Russian II (3 cr)
SLPA 201 Second Year American Sign Language I (4 cr)
SLPA 202 Second Year American Sign Language II (4 cr)
SPAN 201 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr)
SPAN 202 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)
SPAN 203 Intensive Conversation (3 cr)
SPAN 210 Accelerated Second-Year Spanish (6 cr)
A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Students in the College are required to maintain a minimum current and cumulative GPA of 2.0. Individual departments may require a higher current and cumulative GPA.
The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of grades lower than C from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system.
Grades lower than C earned at UNL or transferred from other schools cannot be applied toward requirements in a major, but may be applied toward total hours.
University regulations for the Pass/No Pass privilege state: The Pass/No Pass option is designed to be used by a student seeking to expand his/her intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where he/she may have minimum preparation without adversely affecting his/her grade point average.
1. Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to a student’s GPA
2. P is interpreted to mean C or above. Some professional education courses require a C+ or above.
3. A change to or from Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (1/2 of the course.) This date coincides with the final date to drop a course without the instructor’s approval.
4. The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing grading option.
5. Prior to the mid-term deadline, changing to or from the Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After the mid-term deadline, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with a professor’s, department’s, college, or University policy governing Pass/No Pass.
6. The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.
Pass/no pass privileges in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:
1. Pass/no pass hours can count toward fulfillment of ACE requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
2. Freshmen and sophomores may enroll for no more than 6 hours of Pass/No Pass work per semester.
3. Students may not elect to take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis to fulfill degree requirements in the major. Departments may allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass to be taken in the minor offered by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
4. Departments may specify that certain courses can be taken only on a Pass/No Pass basis.
5. The College will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of Pass/No Pass grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all “pass” grades earned at UNL and other schools.
Individual departments vary in their policies regarding Pass/No Pass hours as applied to the major and minor. Consult the individual departmental listings for these policies. Students who wish to apply Pass/No Pass hours to their major and minor(s) must obtain approval on a form that is available in the Dean’s Office, 102 Woods Art Building.
Students are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average each semester. Some programs within the College may have higher GPA requirements to keep in good academic standing.
Ordinarily, hours earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. The maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college is 60.
Normally credit is not given for pre-university work. In some instances, however, it may be possible to receive credit through satisfactory examination.
All transfer students must complete the Residency Requirement (see “Residency Requirement”), and at least 9 hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will accept no more than 15 semester hours of D grades from schools other than UNO or UNK. All grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK. However, transfer courses within a student’s major or minor will be evaluated by that unit and held to the same minimum grade standards as courses taken at UNL.
BFA – At least 36 credit hours in studio art and 9 credit hours in art history of the required BFA courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.
BA in Studio Art – At least 12 credit hours in studio art and 9 credit hours in art history of the required BA courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.
BA in Art History – At least 18 credit hours of the required art history courses must be taken at UNL. Courses taken at other academic institutions may be substituted for the remaining required courses subject to evaluation by the department.
The following will be used by advisers as guidelines for the evaluation of transfer credits which are less than five years old:
All music course work which is more than five years old must be validated by an audition or competency examination given by designated area faculty.
There are no additional restrictions regarding transfer credit.
Credit for courses taken at foreign universities and colleges will be transferred only after validation by the appropriate department. This evaluation may include examination of the student over subject matter studied at the foreign institution.
Students who have studied art, music, or theatre within the International Baccalaureate Program will be given credit for courses at UNL according to the guidelines established by each academic unit. Contact the department office for specific course information.
Upper-Level Requirement: Thirty of the 125 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299.
Students must meet either of the following residency qualifications:
Thirty semester hours earned through On-line and Distance Education courses at UNL may be applied toward a degree from the College.
Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward degree requirements if students participate in prior approved programs and register through UNL. Credit awarded from an institution other than UNL will be subject to transfer credit and residency rules.
All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.
Students who first enroll at Nebraska under the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin must fulfill the requirements stated in this bulletin or in any other bulletin which is published while they are enrolled in the College provided the bulletin they follow is no more than ten years old at the time of graduation. A student must, however, meet the requirements from one bulletin only rather than choosing a portion from one bulletin and the remainder from another.
Exception: Students pursuing any degree in the School of Music who fail to take at least one course that will fulfill their degree requirements during a 12-month period must apply for re-admission. They are then required to move to the new bulletin and fulfill the requirements in effect at the time of readmission.
|College:||Fine & Performing Arts|
|Degree Offered:||Bachelor of Arts|
|Minimum Cumulative GPA:||2.0 for graduation|
|Chief Adviser:||Harris Smith|