Visual and Performing Arts – Theatre Concentration

Advisement Notes

Recommended protocol in Advising Theatre Majors


Graduates go on to study in the BFA programs at Adelphi University, CW POST/Long Island University. Others have gone on to graduate from Hunter College, City College of New York, Brooklyn College, Queens College and York College.

Others have gone on to work in Major Motion Pictures, Off-Off Broadway, La Mama, The NY Fringe Festival, as Recording Artists, The Public Theatre, and as teachers, professors, nurses…

Theatre Concentration in VAPA

CourseRequired Common Core (30 cr.)When to take and notes
English Composition I EN 101 First Semester
English Composition II EN 102 Second Semester
Math and Quantitative Reasoning Suggested MA 321  
Life and Physical Science PH 111, CH 106 (STEM)  
  Flexible and Common Core- recommended to satisfy degree  

CourseRequired Common Core (30 cr.)When to take and notes
World Cultures and Global Issues 3 cr.  
US and Its Diversity SP 211 First Semester –Major Requirement
Creative Expression 3 cr. (not in area of concentration)  
  TH 111 as additional course in category II.C Required in the concentration

CourseRequired Common Core (30 cr.)When to take and notes
Individual and Society 3 cr.  
Scientific World PSYC 101  
  Requirements within the Major (6-7)  
SP 211 3 cr. If taken as part of the flexible core, recommend Foreign Language or History Course
HE 101 or 102 1-2  
One Course in Physical Education Dance 100 Series, PE 530 First Semetser
Laboratory Science- unless student took CH 106 or STEM variant in I.C 1 cr.  
  Required Courses within the Concentration (15 cr.) Students may focus in Performance or Technical Theatre

CourseRequired Common Core (30 cr.)When to take and notes
TH 121-Intro to Acting for the Major 3 cr. First Semester Best taken with TH 131 and TH 151
TH 131- Intro to Stage Craft 3 cr. First Semester ““
TH 151- Voice and Movement for Actor 2 cr. First Semester (WI) ““
TH 132- Practicum in Stagecraft I 1 cr. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Semeseter
TH 111- Intro to Theatre 3 cr. Take as additional course in II.C
TH 221- Acting II, or TH 231 Stagecraft II, or TH 152 Standard Speech for Stage, Film, Television & Digital Media 3 cr. (TH 221 is WI)  
  Electives within the Major (5-11 cr.)  
TH 221-Acting II 3 cr.  
TH 122- Actor’s Workshop I 3 cr. (By Audition)  
Theatre Concentration in VAPA cont.    
TH 222- Actor’s Workshop II 3 cr. (By Audition)  
SP 321- Oral Performance for the Actor and Speaker 3 cr. (WI) Satisfies II.C
TH 133- Theatre Production and Design 3 cr.  
TH 134- Makeup for the Stage 2 cr.  
TH 232- Practicum in Stagecraft II 3 cr.  
TH 233- Theatre Production and Design II 3 cr.  
SP 230- Video Production 3 cr.  
SP 274- Introduction to Electronic Media 3 cr. (WI) Satisfies II.C
SP 275- Media and Criticism 3 cr. (WI) Satisfies II.C
SP 471- American Film History I 3 cr. Satisfies II.C
SP 472- American Film History II 3 cr. Satisfies II.C
EN 302- Readings in Drama 3 cr.