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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Theatre


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Department of Theatre
School of Visual and Performing Arts

Williams Theatre 128 ~ 260-481-6551 ~ www.ipfw.edu/vpa

Degree programs offered by the Department of Theatre provide comprehensive training for the theatre profession and explore theatre’s 2,000-year history and literature. Through its programs, the department seeks to provide the finest in undergraduate education by providing a professional curriculum that embodies defined objectives and comprehensive performance/production training. Students study both content (dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre history) and process (acting, directing, playwriting, designing, and production).

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in theatre or theatre teaching. Emphases are available in acting, design/ technology, directing, and playwriting. An individually customized emphasis is also available.

Minors in theatre, dance, and theatre teaching are available to students who are interested in theatre, but are pursuing IPFW bachelor’s degrees in other subjects.

Special Academic Regulations

Probation

You must earn a grade of C or better in each required theatre course and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher over all theatre courses you have completed. You are placed on academic probation if you do not meet this requirement.

Dismissal and Readmission

If you are on probation and do not correct academic deficiencies during your next semester of enrollment, you will be dismissed from the theatre program.

If you are dismissed from the theatre program, you may seek readmission under the university guidelines specified in Part 7 of this Bulletin.

Time Limit

You must complete the degree requirements specified in the Bulletin in effect at the time you were regularly admitted to the university. However, to ensure that you will be professionally competitive with other members of your graduating class, you may be required to satisfy the degree requirements specified in the most current Bulletin if you have not completed all requirements for your degree within seven years from the date of your admission.

Degree Requirements

You may not use a single course to fulfill more than one Department of Theatre requirement.

Department Handbook

Detailed information regarding requirements, policies, and practices of the department is included in a theatre student handbook available in the department office. All theatre majors must comply with the requirements specified in the handbook.

Theatre Teaching

Degree programs offered by the Department of Theatre provide comprehensive training for the theatre profession and explore theatre’s 2,000-year history and literature. Through its programs, the department seeks to provide the finest in undergraduate education by providing a professional curriculum that embodies defined objectives and comprehensive performance/production training. Students study both content (dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre history) and process (acting, directing, playwriting, designing, and production).

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in theatre or theatre teaching. Minors in both theatre and theatre teaching are available to students who are interested in theatre or preparing to teach at the secondary-school level, but who are pursuing IPFW bachelor’s degrees in other subjects.

Special Academic Regulations

Probation and Dismissal

You must earn a grade of C or better in each required theatre course and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher over all theatre courses you have completed. You are placed on academic probation if you do not meet this requirement.

If you are on probation and do not correct academic deficiencies during your next semester of enrollment, you will be dismissed from the theatre program.

Readmission

If you are dismissed from the theatre program, you may seek readmission under the university guidelines specified in Part 7 of this Bulletin.

Degree Requirements

You may not use a single course to fulfill more than one Department of Theatre requirement.

Time Limit

You must complete the degree requirements specified in the Bulletin in effect at the time you were regularly admitted to the university. However, to ensure that you will be professionally competitive with other members of your graduating class, you may be required to satisfy the degree requirements specified in the most current Bulletin if you have not completed all requirements for your degree within seven years from the date of your admission.

Departmental Handbook

Detailed information regarding policies and practices of the department is included in a theatre student handbook available in the department office.

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