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Academic Program Guide


Theatre, BA


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The BA degree in Theatre is a limited-access major. To be formally admitted to the major, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a B minus or better in THE2020, and C minus or better in all other Theatre required courses, and have the required overall GPA of 3.00

Mapping Coordinator: Michelle Diamonti
Email: mdiamonti@admin.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
THE2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
GE Core Social Science3
TPA2322 Technical Theatre Practices I3
TPP2100 Performance I2
TPP2190L Theatre Rehearsal and Performance (must take w/TPP2100)1
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Must receive “S” in THE4990
Complete TPA2322 or TPA2323
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
1st GE Core Mathematics course3
TPA2323 Technical Theatre Practices II3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Elective3
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete both TPA2322 and TPA2323
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Complete THE2020 w/B- or better
Term 3 hrs
TPA2000 Creative Design for Theatre3
THE3213 World Theatre History I3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE History3
Foreign Language4
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 3
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
THE3214 World Theatre History II 3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethcis3
Foreign Language4
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 4
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Term 5 hrs
THE4303 Play Analysis3
GE Social Science3
Foreign Language4
Elective3
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 5
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Term 6 hrs
Theatre Level 3 (Group A, B or C)3
THE4236 American Theatre History/THE4433 Gender, Race and Performance/THE4285 History of Architecture and Decor/THE4260 History of Costume3
GE Natural Science3
Elective3
THE4954 Culminations1
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 6
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Complete a Theatre graduation check
Term 7 hrs
THE4236 American Theatre History/THE4433 Gender, Race and Performance/THE4285 History of Architecture and Decor/THE4260 History of Costume3
Theatre Level 3 (Group A, B or C)3
Elective3
Elective3
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 7
Overall GPA>3.0
Major GPA>3.0
Term 8 hrs
Electives (Theatre/non-Theatre/2nd major)12
THE4236 American Theatre History/THE4433 Gender, Race and Performance/THE4285 History of Architecture and Decor/THE4260 History of Costume3
THE4990 go to All School Events 0
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job titles Related to this Major: Actor/Actress, Stage Hand, Managing Director, Director, Make-up Artist, Property manager, Producer, Wardrobe Mistress, Public Relations Manager, Playwright-Writer, Stage Manager, Teacher, Light Designer/Technician Scenery Painter, Drama Critic, Scene Designer, Box Office manager, Artistic Director, Sound Technician, House Manager

Representative Employers: Theatre Companies, Regional Theatres, Stock Companies, Dinner Theatres, Opera Companies, Movie Producers, Television Studios, Theme Parks, Universities, Community Colleges, High Schools, Newspapers.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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