Communication Arts Comprehensive Major: Theatre and Performance Studies Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum of 55 credits is required including the 12-credit Communication Arts Nucleus, six credits of upper-division Communication Arts electives:

Communication Arts Nucleus
COM 205Communication Arts I3
COM 284Sophomore Portfolio1
COM 305Communication Arts II3
COM 405Communications Arts III3
COM 484Communication Arts Seminar2
Total Credits12

And the following:

COM 121Introduction to Theatre (GT-AH1)3
COM 216Dramatic Literature and Script Analysis3
COM 231Technical Production I4
COM 235Fundamentals of Acting3
COM 306Scriptwriting3
COM 310Introduction to Performance Studies3
COM 317Studies in Theatre and Performance (Taken twice with different subject focus)3
COM 323Media/ Arts Management3
COM 423Directing3
Select two of the following:6-10
Advanced Acting
Technical Production II
COM 431
Total Credits34-38

Capstone Course Requirement

The following course fulfills the capstone course requirement for the Communication Arts Major: COM 484 COMMUNICATION ARTS SEMINAR.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements