2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

Theatre Arts Major: Musical Theatre Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)

(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)

Students must be accepted into the theatre major: musical theatre emphasis (by audition) before declaring it as a major. 

34 credits 

Core
THA 210Foundations of Theatrical Production3
THA 220Acting I: Fundamentals3
THA 231Stagecraft3
THA 250Theatre Studies I: Antiquity to the 18th Century3
THA 270Music Theatre Vocal Study 14
THA 304History of Music Theatre3
THA 310The Singer/Actor3
THA 320Acting II: Characterization3
THA 324Cabaret Performance Workshop3
THA 350Theatre Studies II: 19th Century to the Present3
THA 490Capstone Project in Theatre Arts3
Dance requirement 2
Physical Activities
Total Credits34
Theatre arts activities requirement

THA 260 required first semester first year. THA 360 required every semester after first semester first year, except when completing THA 490.

Recommended

THA 221 Movement for the Stage (3 cr.) and THA 222 Voice and Diction for the Stage (3 cr.) are strongly recommended. 

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH/VPA) Bachelor of Arts core requirements

The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:

  1. Students majoring in English (writing and rhetoric or literature emphases) or in the department of global cultures and languages must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree; English major: medical professions emphasis majors may earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
  2. Students majoring in other CASSH programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
  3. Language courses (ARA, CHI, FRE, GCL, GER, HMG, JPN, RUS, SPA) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
  4. All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program.
  5. At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CASSH designated diversity course.
  6. Applicable courses may be found on the CASSH B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (ARA, CHI, FRE, GCL, GER, HMG, JPN, RUS, SPA) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).

Declare ONE of the following tracks in the CASSH Academic Services Office in 235 Morris Hall:

A. Language track

  1. Native speakers of English complete:
    Select one of the following:
    Intermediate Arabic II
    Intermediate Chinese II
    Intermediate French II
    Intermediate Languages II
    Intermediate German II
    Hmong Heritage Language: Intermediate
    Hmong Heritage Language: Advanced
    Intermediate Japanese II
    Intermediate Russian II
    Spanish Language and Cultures in Action II
    Non-native speakers of English: score at least 80 on the La Crosse Battery of exams for non-native speakers of English; or submit a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the university's English language proficiency requirement for admission; or complete ESL 252 or ESL 253, and one additional course from ESL 250, ESL 251, ESL 252, ESL 253. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations); and
  2. Two additional courses outside of the student's major in two of the following: humanities, social sciences or fine arts.

B. Humanities track

  1. One global language course 102 or higher; and
  2. Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: communication studies, English, history, philosophy and women's, gender and sexuality studies (see the Advisement Report (AR) for a listing of the approved courses); and
  3. One additional course in social sciences or fine arts.

C. Fine arts track

  1. One global language course 102 or higher; and
  2. Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: art, music, theatre; and
  3. One additional course in social sciences or humanities.
In addition to all other College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities core requirements, all students in CASSH must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
  1. Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
  2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
  3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1
  5. At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 level courses. Transfer courses earned at the 300/400 level apply to this requirement. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement.
  6. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  7. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  8. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
THA 2601THA 3601
THA 2103THA 2203
Gen Ed Math4ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3
CST 110 (Gen Ed Lit-Oral)3THA 130 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3
Gen Ed Hum-Lit3102+ Level Gen Ed/VPA Core Language13-4
 THA 110 (Gen Ed Arts)2
 14 15
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
THA 3203THA 3601
THA 3601ESS 1001
ESS 1001THA 2313
THA 3243THA 3043
THA 2701-2THA 2701-2
Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4Minor Course (300/400 level)3
Minor Course3Gen Ed Arts (not from THA)2-3
 16 14
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
THA 2503THA 2701-2
THA 3103THA 3601
THA 3601ESS 1001
ESS 1001Gen Ed Elective3
VPA Core Elective (300/400 level)3Gen Ed World Hist3
Minor Course (300/400 level)3Gen Ed Elective3
Gen Ed Elective3Minor Course (300/400 level)3
 17 15
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
THA 2701-2THA 351 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3
THA 3503THA 4903
THA 3601VPA Diversity Core Elective3
VPA Core Elective (300/400 level)3Gen Ed Minority Cultures3
Minor Course (300/400 level)3Minor Course (300/400 level)3
Gen Ed Health & Well Being3 
 14 15
Total Credits: 120

Some THA courses are only offered every odd or even numbered year. Please plan accordingly. 

THA 221 Movement for the Stage (3 cr.) and THA 222 Voice and Diction for the Stage (3 cr.) are not required but strongly recommended.

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