College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Theatre, Bachelor of Arts

Four Year Progression Plan Design and Technology - Focus

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH113 Production Workshop I 1
Description: Practical work in various phases of theatre for NAU theatre productions: sets, costumes, lights, props, makeup, sound, and publicity. Co-convened with TH 213, TH 313, and TH 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH122 Lighting & Sound Technology 3
Description: Study of the techniques and processes used in lighting and sound technology. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (MINOR)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
TH123 Stagecraft 3
Description: Practical application of the techniques used in modern technical theatre production. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (MINOR)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option C-
TH124 Costume Construction 3
Description: Techniques and processes used in the construction of costumes for the stage. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH130 Script Analysis 3
Description: Intensive study of how to research and analyze a play script. Studies play analysis theory from Aristotle to present day. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
TH135 Acting I 3
Description: Basic techniques and theories of acting; development of actor's self-awareness; presentation of dramatic materials. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH113 Production Workshop I 1
Description: Practical work in various phases of theatre for NAU theatre productions: sets, costumes, lights, props, makeup, sound, and publicity. Co-convened with TH 213, TH 313, and TH 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH122 Lighting & Sound Technology 3
Description: Study of the techniques and processes used in lighting and sound technology. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (MINOR)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
TH123 Stagecraft 3
Description: Practical application of the techniques used in modern technical theatre production. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (MINOR)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option C-
TH124 Costume Construction 3
Description: Techniques and processes used in the construction of costumes for the stage. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH130 Script Analysis 3
Description: Intensive study of how to research and analyze a play script. Studies play analysis theory from Aristotle to present day. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
TH135 Acting I 3
Description: Basic techniques and theories of acting; development of actor's self-awareness; presentation of dramatic materials. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH113 Production Workshop I 1
Description: Practical work in various phases of theatre for NAU theatre productions: sets, costumes, lights, props, makeup, sound, and publicity. Co-convened with TH 213, TH 313, and TH 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TH217 Drafting & Models 3
Description: Techniques of drawing and model building for the theatre design and technology student. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
5. LANGUAGE201 Language 201-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH113 Production Workshop I 2
Description: Practical work in various phases of theatre for NAU theatre productions: sets, costumes, lights, props, makeup, sound, and publicity. Co-convened with TH 213, TH 313, and TH 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 2 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TH216 Drawing & Rendering Theatre 3
Description: Techniques of drawing and rendering for the theatre design and technology student. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH360 Costume Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of designing costumes for the stage. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS), or Theatre (Minor)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
TH204 Basic Scene Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of designing scenery for the stage. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option C-
TH362 Lighting Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of stage lighting technology as it relates to design. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TH 122 and admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (Minor)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LANGUAGE202 Language 202-level Course (LS elective or CU) 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH360 Costume Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of designing costumes for the stage. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS), or Theatre (Minor)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
TH204 Basic Scene Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of designing scenery for the stage. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option C-
TH362 Lighting Design 3
Description: Theory and practice of stage lighting technology as it relates to design. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TH 122 and admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (Minor)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TH331 History Of The Theatre I 3
Description: in depth study and development of theatre and drama from dawn of civilization to 1650. This course helps prepare students for TH 341W, an NAU-approved junior level writing course. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. TH352 Directing 3
Description: Principles and aesthetics of directing. Criteria and procedures of play selection, analysis, casting, rehearsal, and production. Direction of scenes for class. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH341W History Of The Theatre II 3
Description: Theory and development of theatre and drama from 1650 to 1945. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA) or Theatre (BS)
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. TH404 Production Team Seminar 3
Description: Practice and understanding of different philosophies and theories of design as they relate to the collaborative process in theatrical design and direction. Letter grade only. May be repeated for 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TH 126 and TH 127 and two of the following - TH 202, TH 204 or TH 361
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH451 Modern And Contemporary Drama 3
Description: Theory and development of theatre and drama from 1945 to present. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre plan (BA, BS, or Minor) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. TH490C Senior Capstone Experience 3
Description: Seminar for seniors including career workshops and senior projects culminating in a retrospective oral presentation or portfolio review. Projects may include performance, directing, design, research, and creative writing. Pass-fail or letter grade.
Prerequisite: (Senior Status or higher) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students need to submit a graduation application one term prior to graduation. (Typically this is the student's 7th term).
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH363 Stage Management 3
Description: Theory and practice of stage management with emphasis on the production process. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Theatre (BA), Theatre (BS) or Theatre (MINOR)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
-Option B-
TH423 Cad For Scenery & Lighting 3
Description: Studies in computer-aided design technology for theatre; emphasis on application of software to scene and lighting design. Instructor consent required. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 9 units of credit. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option C-
TH440 Studies In Theatre 3
Description: Intensive work in a specific area of theatre. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit; no topic may be repeated. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) LANGUAGE 101 (4), LANGUAGE 102 (4)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) LANGUAGE 201 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

 PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students may not use TH prefix courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.

Students must have a grade of C or better in ENG 105 and all courses required for your major as well as a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in your major.  

Students need to submit a graduation application one term prior to graduation.  (Typically this is the student¿s 7th term).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Theatre:
Performing and Fine Arts (#37), room 120
PHONE: 928-523-3781
http://www.cal.nau.edu/theatre/

Student Services Center:
College of Arts and Letters
Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
PHONE: 928-523-8632
http://www.cal.nau.edu/advising/default.asp

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.