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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts Department

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McConnell 102

(509) 963-1750
Fax (509) 963-1767
See Web site for how theatre arts could be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Scott R. Robinson

Artistic Director

Michael J. Smith

Brenda Hubbard, performance head, acting, directing, literature, M.F.A.
Scott R. Robinson, resident costume designer, M.F.A.

Associate Professors
George W. Bellah, III, graduate coordinator, movement, stage combat, acting,  M.F.A.
Michael J. Smith, acting,directing, voice, literature, musical theatre, M.F.A.

Assistant Professors
Christina Barrigan, resident lighting designer, M.F.A.
Terri L. Brown
Elise Forier, theatre education, youth theatre, playwriting, M.F.A.

Non-tenure Annual Contract
David M. Brown
Jerald M. Dougherty
Christopher M. Sousa-Wynn

David Barnett,McConnell stage manager/ technical director
Paulette Bond, costume shop manager
Leslee Caul, director of marketing and development
Mary Makins, senior department secretary
Linda Waters, fiscal technician II

Department Information

The theatre arts department offers comprehensive study in the varied facets of theatre arts as they relate to theatre production. Coursework prepares students for rigorous and rewarding work within Central Theatre Ensemble (CTE), the production arm of the program. Based on a professional model of theatre, CTE offers students the opportunity to thrive in all aspects of theatre production in a safe and mentoring environment, working in state-of-the-art venues supported by fully equipped shops.

Admission Requirements
Required 2.0 GPA for all incoming theatre arts majors. Audition and/or interview required for specializations. Entrance exam administered prior to admission to major.

Exit Requirements
Exam administered in the senior year. All majors must have a final accumulated GPA of 2.5 in theatre arts.

Extracurricular activity
Majors are required to participate in production each quarter, as outlined in the department handbook. Some evening and weekend requirements related to production.

Program Certifications
Endorsement in Theatre Education (K-12).
A comprehensive and thoughtful course of study will prepare the teachers of tomorrow, through course and production work, for successful careers in the classrooms and on the stages of middle and high schools. Under the direction of our highly trained faculty, you will maneuver a carefully planned curriculum conforming to all state education and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) certification standards.

Special requirements
Student teaching required in senior year for endorsement. Additional minor endorsement recommended. Completion of a “LiveText” portfolio required.

Financial obligations
Required extracurricular costs
All performance majors are required to have character and dance shoes, and makeup kits.

Design majors should have basic drafting and art supplies.

Equipment, technology, software purchase requirement
LiveText software required for theatre education majors.

Associated fees required in several courses where students create and keep projects. Course fees are noted in the course list.

Theatre Arts Major

The theatre arts department offers students a variety of emphasis areas to choose from to ensure that each participant receives specialized attention in the theatre discipline of their choice. By focusing on an emphasis, students can build skills and acquire the training to build strong resumes and portfolios in order to pursue professional jobs or advanced degrees.


• Design and Technology Specialization
• Musical Theatre for Music Educators and Performers Minor
• Musical Theatre Minor
• Performance Specialization
• Theatre Arts Minor
• Theatre Arts: Teaching K-12
• Theatre Generalist Specialization
• Theatre Management Specialization
• Youth Drama Specialization

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