Writing Requirements in Theatre

Theatre majors must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of general education WAC courses not part of students’ degree plans.  Those credits may consist of DSU’s College Composition I and II, which are writing intensive, or transfer courses or credit considered equivalent according to SBHE placement and transfer policies.  Theatre majors must complete an additional 12 hours of WAC/WID credit from the courses listed below, including at least 3 hours of writing intensive courses marked by an asterisk:

 THEA 261 Acting II (3)

 THEA 270 Stagecraft (3)

*THEA 310 Directing (3)

 THEA 325 Theatrical Design (3)

*THEA 350 Theatre History (3)

*THEA 450 Senior Project (2)

 THEA 491 Theatre Seminar (3)

Writing intensive credit may also be available through alternative means, such as completing other upper-level courses, including internships, which require extensive guided instruction and recursive practice in writing.  Such alternative credit requires the student to submit a writing portfolio documenting the intensive writing accompanied by a program substitution form filed by the department Chair.