Undergraduate Program (BS)

Theatre Education

We know that your talents are just as unique as you are. Study in a students-first program that is small enough for everyone to know you as an individual, with a big enough community to connect you with professionals and career contacts in whichever theatre field you choose to pursue. We'll immerse you with opportunities that build up your weaknesses while playing to the strengths that make you shine.

Sample Four-Year Theatre Education Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE 100 - Intro to Theatre 3
THEATRE 120 - Acting I 3
CORE 100 - First Year Seminar 3
PHILOSOPHY 100 - Introduction to Ethics 3
Foreign Language I 3
First Semester Sem. Hrs. THEATRE 100 - Intro to Theatre 3 THEATRE 120 - Acting I 3 CORE 100 - First Year Seminar 3 PHILOSOPHY 100 - Introduction to Ethics 3 Foreign Language I 3 MONTESSORI EDUCATION 131 - Professional Education 3
CORE 101: GOA Co-curriculum Program I 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE 110 - Survey of Dramatic Literature 3
THEATRE 150 - Stagecraft 3
THEOLOGY 111 3
Foreign Language II 3
THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop 3
EDUCATION 110 - Human Development and Learning 3
CORE 102: GOA Co-curriculum Program II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE 205 - Theatre History I 3
Theatre Performance/Production Elective 3
Historical Perspectives elective 3
Scientific Perspectives elective 3
PHILOSOPHY 200 - Philosophical Perspectives 3
THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop 1
SPECIAL EDUCATION 200 - Special Education Indent and Issues 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE 206 - Theatre History II 3
THEATRE 211 - Script Analysis 3
Mathematical Perspectives Elective 3
Theological Perspectives Elective 3
Theatre Production/Performance Elective 3
THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop 1
THEATRE 301 - Teaching Methods Elementary Education 3

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE Production/Performance Elective 3
THEATRE 302 - Teaching Methods Secondary Education 3
Theatre Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
MONTESSORI EDUCATION 350 - Tech and Topics for Teachers 3
Second Semester Semester Hours
THEATRE 310 Directing 3
THEATRE 198/199 Theatre Workshop 1
Social Science Elective 3
ENGLISH 205 - Literature and Moral Imagination 3
General Elective 3
THEATRE 350 - Theatre Internship 1

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Theatre Production/Performance Elective 3
THEATRE 198/199 - Theatre Workshop 1
General Elective 12
Second Semester Semester Hours
Theatre Production/Performance Elective 3
Theatre Production/Performance Elective 3
General Elective 6

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Theatre Education major at Xavier:

Improvisation for the Actor (THTR 160) - This course will introduce the student to the historical origins of improv, long and short form improv, and traditional improv games used by Second City. Students will create monologues, scenes, and performances with the skills developed in class.

Acting II (THTR 320) - Building on the skills developed in Acting I, this class focuses on honing a more specific approach to acting through detailed scene analysis, performance of contemporary scenes and plays, and reading and research of major acting techniques.

Directing (THTR 350) - Students will gain practical experience in play direction through the study and application of script breakdown and analysis, basic staging techniques, and basic directing theories. Students will direct two scenes during the semester.

Internship (THTR 351) - The Theatre Internship course offers practical experience in a professional theatre company in the student's area of interest, ranging from acting to directing, set design to carpentry.

Set Design (THTR 330) - This course introduces students to the techniques, processes and methods of the scenic designer. The course will explore scenic design through analysis and research, creating a design statement, developing preliminary sketches, creating a groundplan and white model, and presenting a finalized design. This course will also examine historical aspects of set design, effective use of scale, and key aspects of artistic drafting and rendering.

100% of Xavier Theatre students design their program around their interests

100%

of Xavier Theatre students design their program around their interests

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professional collaboration
PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION

Get connected with professionals, including Tony award winners, who teach classes, host workshops, coordinate internships and direct and design Xavier productions. You can also participate in Xavier Theatre's new play development collaboration with NYC's Fault Line Theatre.

unique experiences
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

You don't have to pick just one emphasis. Your courses and opportunities can be a diverse lineup of acting, theatre technology, stagecraft, directing, playwriting and design. You can even double major.

education minor
EDUCATION MINOR

Combine a well-rounded theatre education with the necessary educational courses to receive your license to teach theatre to grades PK - 12 in Ohio's public schools.

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