College of Arts and Letters

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Theatre, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan Theatre Studies - Emphasis

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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 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. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH213 Production Workshop II 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 113, 313, and 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 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: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH313 Production Workshop III 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 113, 213, and 413. Letter grade only. May be repeated once for up to 4 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH202 Basic Costume Design 3 TH202 Notes
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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
-Option B-
TH204 Basic Scene Design 3 TH204 Notes
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
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
-Option C-
TH362 Lighting Design 3 TH362 Notes
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
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH413 Production Workshop IV 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 113, 213, and 313. Letter grade only. May be repeated for up to 4 units of credit.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH202 Basic Costume Design 3 TH202 Notes
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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
-Option B-
TH204 Basic Scene Design 3 TH204 Notes
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
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
-Option C-
TH362 Lighting Design 3 TH362 Notes
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
Notes: TH 202, 204, 263 will be taken either Fall or Spring. See faculty advisor for course recommendation prior to enrolling
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH321 Theatre Management 3 TH321 Notes
Description: Managerial aspects of theatre pertaining to personnel, publicity, finances, and scheduling seasons of plays. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 with a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: TH 321 is offered in fall and TH 363 is offered in spring. Take one of the courses during either the 5th or 6th term, in place of the general elective, and then take the general elective during the term you do not take either TH 321 or TH 363
-Option B-
TH363 Stage Management 3 TH363 Notes
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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: TH 321 is offered in fall and TH 363 is offered in spring. Take one of the courses during either the 5th or 6th term, in place of the general elective, and then take the general elective during the term you do not take either TH 321 or TH 363
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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TH321 Theatre Management 3 TH321 Notes
Description: Managerial aspects of theatre pertaining to personnel, publicity, finances, and scheduling seasons of plays. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 with a grade of C or better or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) or International Exchange Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: TH 321 is offered in fall and TH 363 is offered in spring. Take one of the courses during either the 5th or 6th term, in place of the general elective, and then take the general elective during the term you do not take either TH 321 or TH 363
-Option B-
TH363 Stage Management 3 TH363 Notes
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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
Notes: TH 321 is offered in fall and TH 363 is offered in spring. Take one of the courses during either the 5th or 6th term, in place of the general elective, and then take the general elective during the term you do not take either TH 321 or TH 363
2. 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
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. TH451 Modern 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. GECOURSE General Elective 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. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
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) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

*These courses may be offered during different terms each year, so the 3 required units should be taken during either the fall or spring term.

**TH 321 or TH 363  (TH 321 is offered in the fall and TH 363 is offered in the spring.  Students can take one of the courses during either the 5th or 6th term, in place of the general elective, and then take the general elective during the term they do not take either TH 321 or TH 363)  

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://nau.edu/CAL/Student-Resources/Advising/

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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.