Music Department

Degree Programs

BulletinThe Theatre program at Indiana University Southeast is committed to providing a wide variety of opportunities for students to explore and develop expertise in performance and design. All theatre majors are active participants in the Theatre Department's productions which serve as a laboratory for the major. Students are able to acquire skills and specialize in design, directing, and performance as they receive individualized attention and one to one interaction with the theatre faculty.

The program offers an intense course of study designed to give each student the opportunity to become an active member of the theatre community. Analysis and creative problem solving are cultivated as skills are acquired.


The Theatre Department at Indiana University Southeast gives students the opportunity in both performance and technical concentrations to leave the department with a full grasp of not only their own area of expertise, but of theatre as a whole. Upon graduation, students will have an understanding of their talents and the skills they will need to continue to improve to achieve their goals. The Theatre Department provides students with the knowledge and skills to grapple with issues of integrity, ethics and the relationship between life in the theatre and the "outside world" in terms of self expression, responsibility, and involvement in making positive contributions to society as a whole.


All required courses in the theatre track must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students may not use correspondence courses in theatre for academic credit. Students may take one theatre course through Metroversity per year, totaling no more than 4 Metroversity credit hours.

  • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • THTR-T 220 Acting II or THTR-T320 Acting III
  • THTR-T 222 Voice for the Actor
  • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours from theatre design courses. Choose from:
    • THTR-T 230 Stage Costume & Technology I
    • THTR-T 326 Scene Design
    • THTR-T 335 Stage Lighting I
    • THTR-T 433 Costume Design
  • THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I
  • THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II
  • THTR-T 363 Modern Plays for Stage Interpretation
  • A minimum of 3 credit hours from dramatic literature courses. Choose from:
    • ENG-L 203, ENG-L 220, ENG-L 308, ENG-L 309, ENG-L 313, ENG-L 314, ENG-L 328,
      ENG-L363, ENG-L 365, ENG-L 366, or THTR-T 275
  • Nine (9) credit hours must be selected from courses in theatre at the 200-400 level
  • Six (6) credit hours in practical experience to be chosen as a combination of:
    • THTR-T 349 Speech and Theatre Practicum
    • THTR-T 385 Theatre Laboratory
  • Three (3) credit hours Senior Capstone Experience
    • Capstone Experience and Portfolio Review: Junior-level theatre-track majors within the Department of Communication must schedule a capstone experience to be completed during their senior year of study with a member of the Theatre faculty.


All course in the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

  • THTR-T 120 Acting I (3 cr. hrs.)
  • THTR-T 225 Stagecraft I
  • THTR-T 270 Introduction to History of Theatre I or THTR-T 271 Introduction to History of Theatre II
  • Six (6) credit hours to be selected from theatre courses above the 100 level