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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

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Theatre and Dance (THDA)

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Chairperson: David J. Kaye
Professor: David J. Kaye, Deborah A. Kinghorn, H. Gay Nardone, David L. Ramsey, David M. Richman
Associate Professor: Raina S. Ames
Assistant Professor: Assaf Benchetrit, John Berst, Szu-Feng Chen
Senior Lecturer: Carol J. Fisher, Sarah Jane Marschner
Lecturer: Aimee Blesing, Susan Endrizzi, Melissa Manseau, Mary Beth Marino, Lih-Hwa Yu

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a general theatre degree plus options in acting, dance, design and theatre technology, musical theatre, secondary education, and youth drama. Performance opportunities include six main-stage, faculty-directed productions; three touring productions; and more than 20 student-directed productions including plays, musical theatre, dance, puppetry, improvisation, comedy, and creative drama.

The award-winning faculty provide theatre majors with superlative training within a broad liberal arts context. Students may take courses in acting; voice and movement; dialects; directing; choreography; design and theatre technology; the history, theory, and criticism of drama and theatre; youth drama; secondary theatre education; playwriting; storytelling; puppetry; ballet; theatre dance (jazz and tap); aerial dance; and musical theatre. Students interested in performance, technical, and historical aspects are trained to step into professional careers. The program affords means for independent study and internships, special projects, and active personal involvement in lecture and laboratory classes, with the possibility for integration with other departments. To assist with financial needs, the department awards scholarships to selected majors each spring.

Requirements for the Major

In addition to general liberal arts preparation, six specific course sequences are available within the theatre major:

1. courses leading to a theatre major with an option in acting;
2. courses leading to a theatre major with an option in dance: ballet, theatre dance (tap and jazz), and aerial dance. Students also have the option of pursuing dance education leading to K-12 dance teacher certification. To achieve certification, the dance education option should be combined with requirements of the Department of Education, in conjunction with a fifth year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or master of education (M.Ed.) program;
3. courses leading to a theatre major with an option in design and theatre technology;
4. courses leading to a theatre major with an option in musical theatre;
5. courses leading to a theatre major that, if desired, may be combined with requirements of the Department of Education, in conjunction with a fifth year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or master of education (M. Ed.) program, to prepare students for secondary school certification with an undergraduate option in secondary theatre education;
6. courses leading to a theatre major that, if desired, may be combined with requirements of the Department of Education, in conjunction with a fifth year master of education (M.Ed.) program, to prepare students for elementary school certification with an undergraduate option in youth drama.

Auditions/interviews are required for all prospective students. The session will last approximately two and a half (2.5) hours. In addition to the audition/interview, students will have an opportunity to ask questions during a comprehensive department overview. Please note that entrance into Department of Theatre and Dance options is contingent upon acceptance into the University of New Hampshire. Prospective students who live more than 250 miles away may contact the department to discuss other audition options. Audition/interview dates, as well as detailed entrance requirements, can be found at the Department of Theatre and Dance website.

The general theatre major allows students to explore a variety of areas. In the freshman and sophomore years, students should enroll for at least two major and two Discovery courses per semester. The minimum grade requirement for major courses is C- per course. Any grade lower than C- will not count toward the major. Under department policy, students who complete both COMM 401 and 402 (American Sign Language) satisfy the bachelor of arts language proficiency requirement. All majors must take courses in the following areas: performance, design/theatre technology, and theory/history as well as fulfill between four and eight practicums and complete a capstone course. Although timing will vary with each option, it is strongly suggested that all introductory courses be taken prior to the end of the student's sophomore year.

The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.

Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.

Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major.

All UNH B.A. degrees require a minimum of 128 credit hours. Within those 128 credit hours, the theatre major offers seven specific course sequences:


Theatre (B.A.) General Theatre

Contact David Richman, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-2218, david.richman@unh.edu.


I. 26-30 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436 or 438   History of Theatre I or II   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   462 or 463   Ballet I or Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   798 or 799   Senior Thesis or Capstone Project   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).



II. 4 Credits from Theory/History

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436 or 438   History of Theatre I or II   4  
THDA   444   Inquiry Course (Any Topic)   4  
THDA   450   History of Musical Theatre in America   4  
THDA   520   Creative Drama   4  
THDA   541   Arts and Theatre Administration   4  
THDA   632   Interpretation of Shakespeare in Theatre   4  
THDA   638   American Theatre: 1920-1970   4  
THDA   640   Playwriting   4  
THDA   657   Play Reading   4  
THDA   721   Arts Integration   4  
THDA   727   Methods of Teaching Theatre   4  
THDA   762   Women in 20th and 21st Century American Theatre   4  


III. 4 Credits from Design/Theatre Technology

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   458   Costume Construction   4  
THDA   475   Stage Makeup   2  
THDA   546   Costume Design for the Theatre   4  
THDA   547   Stage Properties   4  
THDA   548   Stage Lighting Design and Execution   4  
THDA   583   Introduction to Puppetry   4  
THDA   641   Stage Management   2  
THDA   650   Scene Painting for the Theatre   2  
THDA   651   Rendering for the Theatre   2  
THDA   652   Scene Design   4  
THDA   683   Advanced Puppetry   4  


IV. 4 Credits from Performance

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   462   Ballet I   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   470   Movement and Vocal Production   4  
THDA   532   The London Experience   2  
THDA   552   Acting II   4  
THDA   555   Musical Theatre I   4  
THDA   592A   Special Topics   4  
THDA   622   Storytelling, Story Theatre, and Involvement Drama   4  
THDA   624   Theatre for Young Audiences   4  
THDA   655   Musical Theatre Scene Study   4  
THDA   741   Directing I   4  
THDA   755   Advanced Musical Theatre   4  
THDA   756   Producing & Directing the Musical   4  
THDA   758   Acting III   4  


V: 8 Credits from any 600- to 800-level course

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
    Includes those in Sections II, III, and IV    
THDA   691/791   Internship in Theatre & Dance   1-8  
THDA   795/796   Independent Study   1-8  
THDA   798   Senior Thesis   2  
THDA   799   Capstone Project   2  


Total: 46-50 Credit Hours



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Acting

The acting option was created for students with an intense interest in acting and/or directing. The option was designed to develop all aspects of the actor and the director as both an interpretive and creative artist. Students in the acting option are expected to strive for excellence in all areas of the art and craft of acting through highly challenging coursework, performance-based projects, and productions and special workshops with guest artists and instructors.

Contact David Kaye, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-0667, djk@unh.edu.


I. 46-50 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436   History of Theatre I   4  
THDA   438   History of Theatre II   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   462 or 463   Ballet I or Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   470   Movement and Vocal Production   4  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   552   Acting II   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   758   Acting III   4  
THDA   759   Acting: Period and Style   4  
THDA   799   Capstone Project   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion). 



II. 4 Credits from Theory/History

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   450   History of Musical Theatre in America   4  
THDA   632   Interpretation of Shakespeare in Theatre   4  
THDA   638   American Theatre: 1920-1970   4  
THDA   640   Playwriting   4  
THDA   657   Play Reading   4  
THDA   762   Women in 20th and 21st Century American Theatre   4  


III. 12 Credits from any THDA course offering

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA     Choose from any THDA course   12  


Total: 62-66 Credit Hours



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Dance

A diverse program in dance is offered as an option within the Department of Theatre and Dance. This option is designed to give the dance teacher, choreographer, and/or performer the skills needed to embark on a successful career. Technique courses in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, and the aerial arts are at the core of this program. Courses in pedagogy, composition, dance history, and choreography allow dancers to explore a variety of disciplines in the dance field. In addition, dancers are introduced to the technical aspects involved in staging a full-scale performance. Performance opportunities include yearly faculty-directed dance concerts and student-created dance showcases each semester. Dancers may focus on one or all dance forms.

Contact Gay Nardone, Newman Dance Studio, (603) 862-1728, gay.nardone@unh.edu.


I. 20-24 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   459 or 460   Stagecraft or Elements of Design   4  
THDA   487   The Dance   4  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   795W/796W   Independent Study in Performance (Writing Intensive)   2  
THDA   799   Capstone Project   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).



II. 12 Credits Required from Theory

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   633   Dance Composition   4  
THDA   732   Choreography   4  
THDA   786   Dance Pedagogy   4  


III. 8 Credits from Fine Arts

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ARTS   572   Art of the Age of Humanism   4  
ARTS   573   Art of the Modern World   4  
MUSI   411-412   Fundamentals of Music Theory   4  
MUSI   709   Music of the Romantic Period   4  
MUSI   711   Music of the 20th Century   4  
PHIL   421   Philosophy of the Arts   4  
THDA   444B   Famous Dancers of the 20th Century   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   546   Costume Design for the Theatre   4  
THDA   548   Stage Lighting Design and Execution   4  
THDA   555   Musical Theatre I   4  
THDA   655   Musical Theatre Scene Study   4  
THDA   798   Senior Thesis   2  


IV. 16 Credits from Performance

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   462   Ballet I   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   562   Ballet II (May be repeated to 4 cr)   2  
THDA   563   Theatre Dance II (May be repeated to 4 cr)   2  
THDA   576   Pointe   2  
THDA   597   Dance Theatre Performance (Repeatable to 16 cr )   2  
THDA   662   Ballet III (May be repeated to 16 cr)   2  
THDA   663   Theatre Dance III (May be repeated to 16 cr)   2  
THDA   665   Aerial Dance (May be repeated to 16 cr)   2  
THDA   684   Special Topics   2-4  


Total: 56-60 Credit Hours



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Design and Theatre Technology

The design and theatre technology option prepares students for both practical and aesthetic work in the theatre through class work, production assignments, and everyday problem solving. UNH's theatre technicians and designers are in demand throughout the country, utilizing transferable skills not only in the theatre but in the allied arts and beyond. UNH-trained graduates hold careers across the nation as lighting, scenic, and costume designers; technical directors; property masters; head electricians; and scenic artists.

Contact Szu-Feng Chen, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-4445, szu-feng.chen@unh.edu.


I. 26-30 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436 or 438   History of Theatre I or II   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   462 or 463   Ballet I or Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   799   Capstone Project   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).



II. 12 Credits from:

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   458   Costume Construction   4  
THDA   546   Costume Design for the Theatre   4  
THDA   548   Stage Lighting Design and Execution   4  
THDA   652   Scene Design   4  


III. 8 Credits from:

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   475   Stage Makeup   2  
THDA   541   Arts and Theatre Administration   4  
THDA   546   Costume Design for the Theatre   4  
THDA   547   Stage Properties   4  
THDA   548   Stage Lighting Design and Execution   4  
THDA   641   Stage Management   2  
THDA   650   Scene Painting for the Theatre   2  
THDA   651   Rendering for the Theatre   2  
THDA   652   Scene Design   4  
THDA   741   Directing I   4  


IV. 8 Credits from:

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
ARTS   455   Introduction to Architecture   4  
ARTS   525   Woodworking   4  
ARTS   532   Introduction to Drawing   4  
ARTS   546   Introduction to Painting   4  
ENGL   631, 657, 746, 758, 781, 782   The Drama, Shakespeare, Studies in American...*   4  
FREN   522   French Drama in Translation   4  
GERM   640   German Drama   4  
SPAN   752, 757, 771   Drama and Poetry of the Siglode Oro, Spanish...**   4  
THDA   532   The London Experience   2  
THDA   583   Introduction to Puppetry   4  
THDA   691/791   Internship in Theatre   1-8  
THDA   795/796   Independent Study   1-8  

*The Drama, Studies in American Drama, Shakespeare, The Drama of Shakespeare's Contemporaries, English Drama, Modern Drama

**Drama and Poetry of the Siglode Oro, Spanish Drama of the 20th Century, Latin American Drama



Total: 54-58 Credit Hours



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Musical Theatre

The musical theatre option is designed to cultivate and nurture the creative artistry of those highly motivated students who wish to develop their combined talent as singers, actors, and dancers. Students in the musical theatre option will thrive in this intense and dynamic program of coursework, practical application, performance-based projects, faculty- and student-directed productions, and special workshops with guest artists and instructors. Students will be expected to fully integrate their rigorous training as actors, dancers, and singers with the outstanding liberal arts education they will receive at UNH to become well-rounded and marketable musical theatre artists.

Contact John Berst, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3288, john.berst@unh.edu.


I. 34-38 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436 or 438   History of Theatre I or II   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   462   Ballet I   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   470   Movement & Vocal Production   4  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   799   Capstone Project   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).



II. 20 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   450   History of Musical Theatre in America   4  
THDA   555   Musical Theatre I   4  
THDA   655   Musical Theatre Scene Study   4  
THDA   755   Advanced Musical Theatre   4  
MUSI   411   Fundamentals of Music Theory   4  


III. 3 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   500   Musical Theatre Voice I   1  
THDA   600   Musical Theatre Voice II   1  
THDA   700   Musical Theatre Voice III (repeatable)   1  


IV. 4 Credits from:

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA/MUSI     Non-repeating credits*   4  

*Choose four non-repeating credits from any THDA course or any MUSI course that involves vocal training/performance, music theory, ear training, or piano.



Total: 61-65 Credit Hours



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Secondary Theatre Education

For candidates who want to teach drama courses and/or direct high school productions, the secondary theatre education option offers practical and theoretical training for teachers. Through laboratory work, students obtain hands-on theatre teaching experience, so that by the time they reach their graduate school internship, they have spent significant hours working with the K-12 age group. Students are provided with extensive training and practical teaching experience specifically geared toward the goal of being a theatre teacher, either in a traditional classroom or as a teaching artist. Students will be expected to fully integrate education and theatre coursework so that they leave UNH prepared for the rigorous task of teaching.

Contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, raina.ames@unh.edu.


I. 56-60 Credits Required from Theatre

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   436   History of Theatre I   4  
THDA   438   History of Theatre II   4  
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   475   Stage Makeup   2  
THDA   551   Acting I   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   624   Theatre for Young Audiences   4  
THDA   721   Arts Integration   4  
THDA   727**   Methods of Teaching Theatre   4  
THDA   729   Community-Oriented Drama Programs   4  
THDA   741   Directing I   4  
THDA   760   Teacher Planning for Theatre   4  
THDA   799   Capstone Project (must be taken in senior year)   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).

**May be taken at the undergraduate level or the graduate level.
 



II. 4 Credits from Design/Theatre Technology

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   458   Costume Construction   4  
THDA   546   Costume Design for the Theatre   4  
THDA   548   Stage Lighting Design and Execution   4  


III. 4 Credits from Education

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
EDUC   500/935**   Exploring Teaching   4  


Total: 64-68 Credit Hours



THDA Electives

Students should take at least 8 credits from the following courses (one of which should be another design course):
THDA 450, History of Musical Theatre in America; 520, Creative Drama; 547, Stage Properties; 583, Introduction to Puppetry; 622, Storytelling, Story Theatre, and Involvement Dramatics; 632, Interpretation of Shakespeare in Theatre; 638, American Theatre: 1920-1970; 640, Playwriting; 641, Stage Management; 652, Scene Design; 657, Play Reading; 683, Advanced Puppetry; 762, Women in 20th and 21st Century American Theater.

NOTE: It is understood that students will fulfill 20 internship contact hours with theatre students in their option area: elementary, middle, or high school. Projects for 729 cannot count as internship hours. Students may fulfill this requirement through a variety of teaching opportunities with the department's outreach program (both during the school year and in the summer), or they may work with local schools teaching, coaching actors, assistant directing, choreographing, or in some other capacity as specifically arranged with their theatre adviser.

It also is understood that students involved in the above course curriculum in order to get state theatre arts certification must apply to either the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth-year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or master of education (M.Ed.) degree program that fulfills state requirements for certification.


State K-12 Teacher Certification

In order to obtain state theatre arts certification, students must apply to either the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth-year master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) or masters of education (M.Ed.) degree program, which fulfills state requirements for certification. Students who are accepted into early graduate admission may take up to 12 credits toward the 32 credit masters while finishing their undergraduate degree. For further clarification regarding fifth-year certification options,.contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, raina.ames@unh.edu.


Education Courses Required for Certification**

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
EDUC   700/800   Educational Structure and Change   4  
EDUC   701/801   Human Development & Learning: Educational Psycholo   4  
EDUC   705/805   Alternate Perspectives on the Nature of Education   4  
EDUC   751B/851B   Educational Exceptional Learners: Secondary   4  

**May be taken at the undergraduate level or the graduate level.
 



Theatre (B.A.) Option in Youth Drama

The youth drama option is for those students who wish to use dramatic arts as a teaching tool, either in the elementary classroom or as a teaching artist. Our comprehensive curriculum is specifically designed to train teachers. Through laboratory work, students obtain hands-on theatrical teaching experience, so that by the time they reach their graduate school internship, they have spent significant hours working with children. Students will be expected to fully integrate education and theatre coursework so that they leave UNH with sound theoretical training in addition to practical instruction on how to use drama to enhance learning outcomes, address classroom discipline issues, and, of course, bring the arts to life in the classroom.

Contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, raina.ames@unh.edu.


I. 54-58 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   459   Stagecraft   4  
THDA   460   Elements of Design   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   520   Creative Drama   4  
THDA   583   Introduction to Puppetry   4  
THDA   589 A-D   Practicum   4-8*  
THDA   622   Storytelling, Story Theatre & Involvement Drama   4  
THDA   624   Theatre For Young Audiences   4  
THDA   683   Advanced Puppetry   4  
THDA   721   Arts Integration   4  
THDA   727   Methods of Teaching Theatre   4  
THDA   729   Community-Oriented Drama Programs   4  
THDA   760   Teacher Planning for Theatre   4  
THDA   799   Capstone Project (must be taken in senior year)   2  

*Students are required to take at least one practicum for every semester they are a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance. In addition, each student must take each type of practicum at least once (Technical, Costume, Performance, Marketing and Promotion).



II. 4 Credits Required from Education

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
EDUC   500 / 935**   Exploring Teaching   4  

**Must be taken before student teaching internship.



Total: 58-62 Credit Hours



State Teacher Certification

Youth Drama options often pursue elementary education certification. In order to obtain state licensure, students must apply to either the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth year masters of education (M.Ed.) degree program, which fulfills state requirements for certification. Students who are accepted into early graduate admission may take up to 12 credits toward the 32 credit masters while finishing their undergraduate degree. For further clarification regarding fifth-year certification options,.contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, raina.ames@unh.edu.


Education Courses Required for Certification**

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
EDUC   700 / 800   Educational Structure & Change   4  
EDUC   701 / 801   Human Development & Learning   4  
EDUC   703F / 803F   Teaching Science   2  
EDUC   703M / 803M   Teaching Elementary Science & Social Studies   2  
EDUC   705 / 805*   Alternative Perspectives on Nature of Education   4  
EDUC   706 / 806*   Introduction to Reading Instruction   4  
EDUC   751A / 851A   Educating Exceptional Learners: Elementary   4  

*Must be taken before student teaching internship.

**May be taken at undergraduate or graduate level. 



4 Credit Required Math Education Course**

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
MATH   601 or 602   Exploring Mathematics for Teachers I or II   4  
MATH   621   Number Systems for Teachers   4  
MATH   622   Geometry for Teachers   4  
MATH   623   Topics in Mathematics for Teachers   4  
MATH   703   Teaching of Mathematics, K-6   4  
MATH   910   Teaching Elementary School Mathematics   4  
EDUC   741 / 841   Exploring Mathematics for Young Children   4  

*May be taken at the undergraduate level or the graduate level.
**Must be taken before student teaching internship.



Minoring in Theatre and Dance

A minor acknowledges a level of competence and academic focus without the depth a major requires. Students may pursue a minor while majoring in another subject when the demands of that major prevent the possibility of a double major.


Theatre Minor

The theatre minor provides the broadest overview of the discipline, allowing students to create their course of study by exploring theory and technique classes from acting, design and theatre technology, and history.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038, mike.wood@unh.edu.


I: 4 Credits From

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   442 or 460   Introduction to the Art of Acting or Elements of Design   4  


II. 4 Credits from Theory/History

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA     Choose from section II of General Theatre Major Requirements   4  


III. 4 Credits from Design/Theatre Technology

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA     Choose from section III of General Theatre Major Requirements   4  


IV. 8 Credits from any THDA Course

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA     Choose from any THDA course   8  


Total: 20 Credit Hours



Dance Minor

Students completing the dance minor demonstrate a basic knowledge in the two areas of dance learning: technique and nontechnique courses. A student will minor in dance to keep open the option of pursuing a career in dance by maintaining a level of dance skill.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038, mike.wood@unh.edu.


I. Up to 16 Credits

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   462   Ballet I   4  
THDA   562   Ballet II   2  
THDA   662   Ballet III   2  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   563   Theatre Dance II   2  
THDA   663   Theatre Dance III   2  
THDA   665   Aerial Dance   2  
THDA   597   Dance Theatre Performance   2  
THDA   576   Pointe   2  


II. At Least 4 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   487   The Dance   4  
THDA   633   Dance Composition   4  
THDA   684   Special Topics   2-4  
THDA   732   Choreography   4  
THDA   786   Dance Pedagogy   4  


Total: 20 Credit Hours



Musical Theatre Minor

The musical theatre minor offers the student basic knowledge of the history and canon of this uniquely American art form while providing for hands-on experience in both singing and dancing.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038, mike.wood@unh.edu.


I. 16 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   440 or 450   Exploring Musical Theatre or History of Musical Theatre in America   4  
THDA   442 or 551   Introduction to the Art of Acting or Acting I   4  
THDA   463   Theatre Dance I   4  
THDA   555   Musical Theatre I   4  


II. 4 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA     Choose from any THDA course excluding THDA 500, 600, and 700.   4  


Total: 20 Credit Hours



Youth Drama Minor

The youth drama minor is ideal for those who wish to explore the dramatic arts. Anyone with an interest in theatre for young audiences, either in acting or as a way to augment teaching strategies with activated and arts-infused methodology, would benefit from this minor.

Contact Michael Wood, (603) 862-3038, mike.wood@unh.edu.


I. 24 Credits Required

Abbreviation Course Number Title Credits
THDA   520   Creative Drama   4  
THDA   583   Introduction to Puppetry   4  
THDA   622   Storytelling, Story Theatre & Involvement Drama   4  
THDA   624   Theatre for Young Audiences   4  
THDA   683   Advanced Puppetry   4  
THDA   721   Arts Integration   4  


Total: 24 Credit Hours



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