Theatre

Missouri S&T theatre program offers a theatre minor, up to five shows per year, and multiple ways to become involved. Every fall semester we hold an information meeting in Castleman 143 to welcome new students and announce the season. It is held the first day of classes for the fall semester at 6:00 pm. Here you can get to know folks and learn what is in store.

We are most proud of the fact that people can be involved as much or as little as they choose, depending on their course load, and everyone has an equal opportunity to be cast in or work on any of the shows.

It is considered by our 60+ students to be their safe place or second home. We offer independent studies and currently have a Special Topics course: Voice, Diction and Interpretation (THEATRE 2001 and THEATRE 4000). Our courses count as humanities credits.

Theatre Minor Curriculum

A minor in Theatre requires a minimum of 16 hours comprised of the following courses:

THEATRE 1190Theatre via Video3
THEATRE 2141Acting I3
THEATRE 1142Stage Productions, Performers1
or THEATRE 3220 Theatre Ensemble
THEATRE 1143Stage Productions, Technicians1
THEATRE 2143Stagecraft3

In addition to the courses listed above, the student is required to choose a concentration and complete enough hours from one of the following concentration areas to meet the minimum 16 hours.

Acting/Directing

THEATRE 3241Acting II3
THEATRE 4341Directing3
THEATRE 3242Entertainment Design3
or MUSIC 1111 Individual Music Instruction I

Technical Theatre

THEATRE 3242Entertainment Design3
THEATRE 3241Acting II3
or THEATRE 4341 Directing

THEATRE 1142 Stage Productions, Performers (LAB 1.0)

Performers: The student must request permission from the theatre professor prior to taking this course. A skills course, not a humanities elective. Prerequisite: Participants selected by audition.

THEATRE 1143 Stage Productions, Technicians (LAB 1.0)

Technicians and production assistants; participants selected by interview. A skills course, not a humanities elective.

THEATRE 1190 Theatre via Video (LEC 3.0)

Provides knowledge and internal understanding of theatre. After watching plays on video through online resources on the student's own time and live productions, students will meet as a class weekly to discuss. Online journaling and field trip required. Approximately $12 cost for online resources. $5 for live performances. Field trip required.

THEATRE 2000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

THEATRE 2001 Special Topics (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

THEATRE 2141 Acting I (LEC 3.0)

Covers basic techniques for comprehension of theory and practice of acting. Explores inner/outer techniques to create a role. Follows working steps to create performance of a fully realized characterization. Designed as an introductory course.

THEATRE 2143 Stagecraft (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

Students will learn the fundamentals of theatrical construction, production, and organization.

THEATRE 3000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

THEATRE 3001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

THEATRE 3220 Theatre Ensemble (LAB 1.0)

This course offers the opportunity for a student to develop imagination and performance abilities through improvisation, clowning, readers theatre, exercises, mime; emphasis varies. Members selected by interview/audition. A skills course, not a humanities elective.

THEATRE 3241 Acting II (LAB 1.0 and LEC 2.0)

Continuation of Acting I, covering acting styles, more complicated, nuanced roles, and more detailed character analysis and performance-special emphasis on British and Classical performance. Prerequisite: Theatre 2141.

THEATRE 3243 Entertainment Design (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

Students will learn the fundamentals of design for live theatre, film, theme parks, clubs, concerts, and dance events.

THEATRE 4000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

THEATRE 4001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

THEATRE 4341 Directing (LEC 3.0)

This course studies the theories, technique, and approaches of directing for the stage, culminating in the preparation, rehearsal, and presentation of directing scenes. Prerequisite: Theatre 2141.

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