College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Music, Theatre & Film

Requirements for the Theatre & Film Major

GEP Signature Courses (see Curricula); 6 courses

GEP Variable Core Courses (see Curricula); 8-10 courses

GEP Integrative Learning Courses (see below); 3 courses

GEP Electives: 11-13 courses, depending on how many required courses in variable core and choice of major concentration

The Theatre & Film Major (10 courses)

Each student is required to take the following five Theatre & Film common courses:

MTF 161 Introduction to Theatre
MTF 263 Acting I
MTF 191 Introduction to Film
MTF 284 Digital Filmmaking
MTF 495 Senior Project*

*see course description below for explanation of the department’s capstone experience.

Students then select a Track in which to complete the major.

Track 1 – Theatre Track (5 courses)

MTF 267 Theatre Design
MTF 264 Acting II
MTF 266 Theatre History
MTF 261 Performance Practicum
MTF 265 Directing for the Stage OR MTF 268 Musical Theatre History & Performance

Track 2 – Musical Theatre Track (5 courses)

MTF 151 Music Fundamentals
MTF 251 Music Theory I
MTF 264 Acting II
MTF 268 Musical Theatre History & Performance
MTF 269 Musical Theatre Dance Styles

Track 3 – Film Track (5 courses)

MTF 282 Screenwriting I
Two Elective Production Workshop courses (see list below)
Two Elective Cinema Studies courses (see list below)

*Note: If a student will be writing a Thesis for their Senior Project, s/he is required to take MTF 391- Film Theory and Criticism; if s/he will be writing a feature screenplay, s/he is required to take MTF 382 – Screenwriting II.

Film Concentration Courses

Advanced Production Workshops

MTF 281 Producing & Business of Film
MTF 381 Producing II
MTF 382 Screenwriting II
MTF 383 Film Directing
MTF 384 Digital Cinematography
MTF 385 Audio for Digital Media
MTF 386 Editing & Digital Post Production
MTF 387 Studio & Post-Production Audio
MTF 388 Documentary Workshop
MTF 389 Animation Workshop
MTF 393 Professional Film Production Workshop

Cinema Studies Courses

MTF 291 American Film (rotating)
MTF 292 European Cinema (rotating)
MTF 293 Asian & Pacific Cinema (rotating)
MTF 294 World Cinema (rotating)
MTF 295 Major Figures in Film (rotating)
MTF 391 Film Theory and Criticism
MTF 392 Special Topics in Film (rotating)

The Integrated Learning Component for the Theatre & Film major (3 courses)

As part of the GEP, all majors in Theatre & Film will select one course each from three of the following categories:

ART One Art Studio Course
ART One Art History Course
COM One Communications Studies Course
ENG One Dramatic Literature Course
ENG One Playwriting or Dramaturgy Course
CAS One chair-approved CAS course in Cinema Studies presented from the perspective of an independent discipline (i.e. Sociology, Psychology Political Science, etc.)

The Film Studies Minor (6 courses total)

Students wishing to minor in Film Studies may do so by fulfilling the following requirements:

Required Courses:
MTF 191 Introduction to Film
MTF 282 Screenwriting I
MTF 284 Digital Filmmaking

Elective Courses:
Three Other Film Courses of the Students Choosing

The Theatre Studies Minor (six courses total)

Students wishing to minor in Theatre Studies may do so by fulfilling the following requirements:

Required Courses:
MTF 160 Introduction to Theatre
MTF 260 Acting I
MTF 265 Directing for the Stage

Elective Courses:
Three Other Theatre Courses of the Students Choosing