The Concentration in Theater offers hands-on, collaborative experience for students interested in all aspects of theater production. Made up of a series of core courses in which students “learn by doing,” the heart of the concentration is the production of a public, ticketed dramatic performance in BBOX each spring. Students manage almost every aspect of this dramatic production, including acting; directing; producing; costume design; set, prop, sound, and lighting design; stage management; and set construction. Theater students also design, produce, distribute, and maintain publicity materials, from posters and programs to websites and media ads. Students do all of this under the guidance of highly credentialed faculty.
Each fall just prior to registration, interviews and auditions are held to populate the Rivals of the West Theater Company that will conceptualize, develop and mount the annual spring production. The curriculum supporting the spring shows comprises four courses: PERF303, From Script to Stage (all students in the Company); FA303.01, Production (actors, directors, producers and stage managers); FA303.02, Technical Design (tech designers and fabricators for set, props, lighting sound, and publicity); and FA303.03, Costuming for the Theater (costume and makeup designers and fabricators).
Each student Company member earns six credits for each production they are a part of: 3 for an academic elective (PERF303) and 3 for a studio elective (FA303.01, 02, or 03, depending on their responsibility in the production). To be awarded the Concentration, students must be chosen (via audition and interview) for two productions (12 credits) and take an additional, related three-credit course approved by the Concentration Coordinator for a total of 15 credits. Students who do not wish to pursue the Theater Concentration are permitted to join the Company each year.
|Seniors (Graduating May 2017)
|Seungjoo Lee||Graphic Design|
|Will Blankin||Interactive Arts|
|Juniors (Graduating May 2018)|
|Braedon Wikle||Film & Video|
|Jenna Rayman||Art History|
|Sophomores (Graduating May 2019)|
|Hjeji An||Graphic Design|