School of Theatre & Dance
Theatre at USF

Theatre Core Curriculum

First Year (14 hours)

  • THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • TPP 2110 Acting 1 (3)
  • TPA 2200 Intro to Technical Theatre I (3)
  • TPA 2290L Intro to Technical Theatre Lab I (1)
    • and
  • TPA 2211 Intro to Technical Theatre II (3)
  • TPA 2291L Intro to Technical Theatre Lab II (1)
    • or
  • TPA 2220 Intro to Technical Theatre III (3)
  • TPA 2220L Into to Technical Lab III (1)

Second Year (8 hours)

  • THE 2305 Script Analysis (3)
    Choice of:
  • THE 3110 Theatre History I -Capstone (3)
    • or
  • THE 3111 Theatre History II - Capstone (3)
    • and
  • TPA 2292 Production Involvement I (1)
  • TPP 2190 Studio Theatre Performance I (1)

Third Year (8 hours)
Choice of two Theatre History/Literature:

  • THE 3110 Theatre History I - Capstone (3)
  • THE 3111 Theatre History II - Capstone (3)
  • THE 4330 Shakespeare for the Theatre -6A -WRIN (3)
  • THE 4401 American Drama -6A - WRIN (3)
  • THE 4434 Caribbean Theatre -6A - Capstone (3)
  • THE 4574 Sport as Performance - Capstone
  • THE 4480 Drama Special Topics (3)

Note: By prior agreement between the director and instructor the Honors sequence in its entirety (THE 4593, 4594, 4595) may substitute for one Theatre History/Literature course requirement.

  • TPA 4293 Production Involvement II (1)
  • TPP 4193 Studio Performance II (1)

Fourth Year (3 hours)

  • THE 4562 Contemporary Performance Theory -6A - Capstone (3)

Audition and Portfolio Review: All students desiring admittance into the upper level acting courses must audition and those entering the upper level design sequence must present a portfolio. This normally occurs after the completion of the sophomore year.

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