Advising

What’s an adviser and how do I get one?

An adviser will help you figure out which classes you should take to complete your degree. Theatre majors entering as freshman will be advised by the Gateway Student Success Center for the first three terms of study. Transfer students will be advised by the department immediately. 

The coursework for the first three terms should be as follows: 

See table

TERM ONE 

course 

UNITS 

course title 

requirement 

notes 

TH 122,
TH 123 or 
TH 124

3

Lighting and Sound Technology
Stagecraft
Costume Construction

Major
Major
Major

One of three classes required in first term

TH 113

1

Beginning Production Workshop

Major

 

TH 130 
or 
TH 135

 

3

Script Analysis

Acting I

Major

Major

 

One of two classes required in first term

ENG 105

4

Critical Reading & Writing

Liberal Studies: FNRQ

Placement required

MAT 114

3

Quantitative Reasoning

Liberal Studies: FNRQ

Placement required

FYE 101

1

First Year Experience

Elective

Strongly recommended for all majors

  

TERM TWO 

course 

UNITS 

course title 

requirement 

notes 

TH 122,
TH 123 or 
TH 124

3

Lighting and Sound Technology
Stagecraft
Costume Construction

Major
Major
Major

One of three classes required in second term

TH 113

1

Beginning Production Workshop

Major

 

TH 130 
or 
TH 135

 

3

Script Analysis

Acting I

Major

Major

 

Distribution

3

 

Liberal Studies

AHI, SAS or SPW

Distribution

3

 

Liberal Studies

AHI, SAS or SPW

Minor

3

 

Minor

 

  

TERM THREE 

course 

UNITS 

course title 

requirement 

notes 

TH 113

1

Beginning Production Workshop

Major

 

TH 202,
TH 204 or
TH 263

 

3

Basic Costume Design
Basic Scene Design
Basic Stage Lighting

Major
Major
Major

 

Minor
or
Focus

 

3

 

Design & Tech. or Performance

 

Major

Theatre (BA & BS) requires a minor and focus; Theatre Studies and Theatre Ed. require only a minor

Minor 
or
Focus

 

3

 

Design & Tech. or Performance

 

Major

Theatre (BA & BS) requires a minor and focus; Theatre Studies and Theatre Ed. require only a minor

Distribution

3

 

Liberal Studies: CU

BA requires modern language

 

 

Theatre faculty academic advisers

Beginning in your fourth term if you enter as a freshman or your second term if you enter as a transfer, you will be assigned a theatre faculty academic adviser. Many students choose to be assigned to a faculty member with whom they’ve already established a mentoring relationship.

As you face the challenges of academic life, we urge you to seek guidance from your adviser. Even if you feel confident in your course navigation, we require you to check in with your adviser before registering for classes.

At any time, you can change advisers by submitting a change of adviser form to the Department of Theatre office.

Advising forms

Each area of emphasis requires different coursework. Use the following forms to stay on track.