Theatre, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI), Interpreting Culture (IC), Societies and Institutions (SI) and Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) can be met through courses within the major. All other NUpath requirements must be met through electives.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Theatre Major Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required for all theatre courses.

Foundational Stages
THTR 1000Theatre at Northeastern1
THTR 1101Introduction to Theatre4
THTR 1120Acting 14
THTR 1131Technical Theatre 14
THTR 1270Introduction to Theatrical Design4
THTR 2325From Script to Stage4
THTR 4100 (Senior Theatre Career Seminar)1
Theatre Texts and Context
Complete two of the following:8
Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism
Rebels of Modern Drama
America Onstage: Dramatizing the Dream
Theatre and Society
Making Theatre
THTR 1100Production Experience 11
THTR 2000Production Experience 21
THTR 3700Rehearsal and Production: The Art of Collaboration4
THTR 4702Capstone Rehearsal and Performance4
Advanced Technique
Complete one of the following:4
Students concentrating in Theatre performance should complete THTR 3450 or THTR 3550.
Students concentrating in Theatre Design & Production should complete THTR 3550 or THTR 3600.
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare (Theatre Performance Concentration)
Directing for the Stage
THTR 3600

Electives 

Complete the following electives or choose one of the concentrations below.

Complete four of the following:16
Dance History: Modern to Hip Hop
Activism and Performance
African-American Theatre
Movement for the Actor
Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism
History of Musical Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
Playwriting
Boston Theatre Experience
Theatre and Society
Acting 2
Acting for Cameras
Viewpoints
Stage Makeup
Technical Theatre 2
Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Design
Scenic Design
Voice and Speech for the Actor
THTR 3300
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Technique

Theatre Major Credit Requirement

Complete 60 semester hours in the major. The Performance and Production Concentrations require 68 semester hours.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required


Theatre Performance Concentration

A minimum grade of C is required for all theatre courses in the Performance Concentration.

Performance
THTR 1260Movement for the Actor4
THTR 2342Acting 24
THTR 2600Voice and Speech for the Actor4
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Dance History: Modern to Hip Hop
Activism and Performance
Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism
History of Musical Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
Playwriting
Boston Theatre Experience
Theatre and Society
Acting for Cameras
Viewpoints
Stage Makeup
Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Design
Fashion Construction and Pattern Making
Scenic Design
THTR 3300
Acting 3—Playing Shakespeare
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Technique

Theatre Production Concentration

A minimum grade of C is required for all theatre courses in the Production Concentration.

Design & Production
Complete four of the following:16
The Evolution of Fashion and Costume
Technical Theatre 2
Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Design
Fashion Construction and Pattern Making
Scenic Design
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Dance History: Modern to Hip Hop
Activism and Performance
Fashion and Costume Design in Film and Television
Theatre History: Greek Tragedy to Romanticism
History of Musical Theatre
Rebels of Modern Drama
Playwriting
Boston Theatre Experience
Theatre and Society
Acting 2
Acting for Cameras
Viewpoints
Stage Makeup
Lighting Design for the Stage
Costume Design
Fashion Construction and Pattern Making
Scenic Design
THTR 3300
Directing for the Stage
Musical Theatre Technique

Theatre, BA

Sample Four Years, One Co-op in Spring/Summer

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 10001THTR 11314Elective4Vacation0
THTR 11014Theatre Texts and Context #14Elective4 
THTR 11204Theatre elective #14  
ENGW 11114MATH 12154  
Elective4   
 17 16 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 11001Co-op #1Co-op #10Vacation0
THTR 23254   
THTR 12704   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 20001Theatre elective #34Elective4Vacation0
Theatre texts and context #24THTR 37004Elective4 
Theatre elective #24Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
THTR 41001Theatre Advanced Technique4  
Theatre Elective #44THTR 47024  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16  
Total Hours: 132

Theatre, BA

Sample Five Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 10001THTR 11314Vacation0Vacation0
THTR 11014Theatre texts and context #14  
THTR 11204Theatre elective #14  
ENGW 11114MATH 12154  
Elective4   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 11001Co-op #1Co-op #10Vacation0
THTR 12704   
THTR 23254   
Elective4   
Elective4   
EEAM 20001   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
THTR 20001Co-op #2Co-op #2Vacation0
Theatre texts and context #24   
Theatre elective #24   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Theatre elective #34Theatre Elective #44VacationVacation0
THTR 37004Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective 4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
THTR 41001THTR 47024  
Theatre Advanced Technique4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4   
 17 16  
Total Hours: 133