Majors & Minors
The Department of Theatre & Communication Arts offer the following major and minor programs:
To complete the major in Theatre & Communication Arts, a student must complete a total of 31-34 credits, which include the following:
Department Core Requirements for all majors (25-28 credits):
Theatre Practicum, THEA 50, 1 credit per year of residence.
Introduction to Acting, THEA 110, 3 credits
Introduction to Design and Technology, THEA 240, 3 credits
Play Analysis & Criticism, THEA 272, 3 credits
Shakespeare, THEA 328, 3 credits
Scenic Design, THEA 340, or
Stage Lighting, THEA 345, or
Costume Design, THEA 347, 3 credits
World Theatre, THEA 372 (A and B), 6 credits
Senior Project, THEA 485, 3 credits
Theatre Arts—Performance Emphasis, 6 credits:
Fundamentals of Stage Directing, THEA 315, 3 credits
Voice and Movement I, THEA 220, or
Voice and Movement II, THEA 225, or
Scene & Monologue Study, THEA 210, or
Performing Non-Fiction, THEA 392, 3 credits.
Theatre Arts—Design/Technology Emphasis, 6 credits:
Two additional courses from:
Drawing and Drafting for the Theatre, THEA 245;
Painting for the Theatre, THEA 246;
Scenic Design, THEA 340;
Stage Lighting, THEA 345;
Costume Design, THEA 347
A minor requires 20 credits, including THEA 50, 2 credits; THEA 110, 3 credits; THEA 240, 3 credits; THEA 272, 3 credits; and nine credits in courses numbered 300 and above.
Film Studies at Whittier College is an interdisciplinary minor, emphasizing the analysis of film as an artistic form and a key media component in the multiple expressions of contemporary life. More information on the minor can be found on the Film Studies web page.