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THEATRE

Course List & Sequencing

Our curriculum has many facets, including: classroom instruction, master classes, theatre experiences, and production/performance. The belief that theatre students benefit most by a basic understanding of the totality of theatre before pursuing specialization is reflected by the present theatre curriculum requirements.

 

In support of the mission statement, we have developed specific objectives for the department, attainable via coursework, mentorship, and participation in the theatre production series:


To create for theatre students a pre-professional laboratory, in which to test and experiment with the practical and theoretical artistic skills and precepts that emanate from our curriculum under the guidance of professional faculty and visiting artists.
 

Students who graduate from the Ellington Theatre Department will be qualified to enter prestigious college, university or conservatory theatre programs and the professional theatre job market because of their comprehensive theatre arts studies and experiences here at Ellington. 
 

To provide theatre majors with as wide a range as possible of dramatic literature from various cultures and periods, presented in a variety of theatrical modes.


To enhance the cultural life of the school through the presentation of the best theatre possible.


To address the redefinition of dramatic and theatrical styles, form, and structures as they emerge from artistic responses to the changing world.
 

To provoke and sustain interest in the theatre as a source of truth and insight into the human condition.


To promote drama and theatre as civilizing agents within society and provide for enhanced understanding of current issues through theatrical expression. 

*BOLD PRINT INDICATED REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

YEAR 1

ACTING I

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MOVEMENT FOR

ACTORS I

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THEATRE HISTORY I

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INTRO TO THEATRE/DYNAMICS

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YEAR 2

ACTING II

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MOVEMENT FOR

ACTORS II

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THEATRE HISTORY II

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SPEECH II

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YEAR 3

ACTING III

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MOVEMENT FOR

ACTORS III

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THEATRE STYLES

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SPEECH III

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THEATRE OPERATIONS OR STAGE MANAGEMENT

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YEAR 4

ACTING IV

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SENIOR PROJECT

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DIRECTING & AUDITION PRACTICE

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PLAYWRITING

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