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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The theatre arts program at California Baptist University offers students numerous opportunities to cultivate and express their theatrical skills. CBU's traveling drama gospel team "Celebration!" ministers to churches and local high schools, throughout California. The theatre programs have led drama teams on summer tours to Australia, Hawaii and Alaska where they had the privilege of sharing the gospel through drama in prisons, churches, and youth rallies.

CBU's Theatre program produces two (2) major theatre productions each semester. Both semester plays are usually a well-known comedy or drama and a musical. The theatre program emphasizes quality in all of its productions evidenced by the many awards and recognitions they have received locally from the Inland Theatre League.

In addition, CBU's theatre program offers classes in technical stagecraft, design and lighting. Theatre instructors encourage students to take on leadership roles both on the stage and backstage. CBU theatre students are able to take classes in acting, design, Drama in the Church and many others subjects as they prepare to participate in our various productions.

TRADITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Theatre Major (52-55 units) BA

Core Courses (37 units)

Lower Division Requirements

THE 111 Fundamentals of Stagecraft
THE 113 Makeup for Stage & Screen
THE 183 Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting
THE 211 Introduction to Stage Design and Management
THE 232 Play Structure and Analysis

Lower Divison Performance Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following
THE 163 Production Practicum: Performance
THE 263 Production Practicum: Performance

Lower Division Technical Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following
THE 164 Production Practicum: Technical
THE 264 Production Practicum: Technical

Upper Division Requirements

THE 332 Theatre History I
THE 342 Theatre History II
THE 353 Directing I
THE 498 Capstone Portfolio

Upper Division Performance Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following
THE 363 Production Practicum: Performance
THE 463 Production Practicum: Performance

Upper Division Technical Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following
THE 364 Production Practicum: Technical
THE 464 Production Practicum: Technical

Concentration Courses (15-18 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:
Design/Technical Theatre: Performance

Design/Technical Theatre (15 units)

THE 211 Techniques in Pre-Visualization of Design
THE 431 Advanced Design: Lighting
THE 432 Advanced Design: Scenery
THE 433 Advanced Design: Sound
THE 434 Advanced Design: Costume

Performance (18 units)

THE 123 Voice & Diction for the Stage
THE 223 Movement for the stage
THE 283 Acting II: Scene Study
THE 383 Acting III: Acting Shakespeare
THE 483 Acting IV: Departures from Realism
Three (3) additional units from the following: THE 431,432,433,434

Theatre Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Theatre will be able to: (Skills)

1. demonstrate proficiency with the materials, techniques, theories and tools of their discipline.

2. demonstrate responsible and effective critical analysis and response skills through the presentation of oral or written critiques of the interpretations, performances and designs of their own work and the work of other theatre artists.

3. apply classroom and production experiences to the professional world (i.e. summer stock employment, auditions, internships, employment in the motion picture industry, or graduate school).

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Theatre should value: (Values, Ethics)

4. theatre as a live, human, creative and spiritual experience which has the power to transform, educate and entertain an audience while reflecting the redemptive nature of God.

5. the cultural, aesthetic, and experiential diversity of others and the collaborative nature of theatre

6. honesty, authenticity and spiritually guided ethics in their work.

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Theatre should know: (Knowledge)

7. the origins and development of drama and theatre including, major authors, periods, movements, and cultural influences.

8. the theories, techniques and process of theatre performance and design.

9. a practical methodology for producing plays on the stage, including all related performance, script, design, and technical considerations.

Program Requirements (52-55 units)

Complete fify-two to fifty-five (52-55) units, consisting of thirty-seven (37) units of core courses and fifteen to eighteen (15-18) additional units.

Core Courses (37 units)

Lower Division Requirements

Lower Division Performance Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Lower Division Technical Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Upper Division Requirements

Upper Division Performance Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Upper Division Technical Practicum Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

Concentration Courses (15-18 units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

Design/Technical Theatre (15 units)

Performance (18 units)

Three (3) additional units from the following: