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New Theatre Majors

Main department contact:

Dina Canup (dinac@uga.edu), Fine Arts 203A - open door policy

Student Support and Outreach Coordinator

 

Recommended courses for first semester:

THEA 2500 Theatre as Discipline and Profession

 

Choose 1-2 based on main area of interest:
  • THEA 3500 Foundations of Acting
  • THEA 3290 (or 3291H) Script Analysis
  • THEA 3300 Foundations of Entertainment Design
  • THEA 3330 Costume Craft
  • 3340 Stagecraft
  • 350 Lighting Tech
  • 3520 Stage Makeup

 

Get involved:
Get on the theatre email listserv

email wclay87@uga.edu

Connect with our new student ambassador 

Caroline Caden (caroline.caden@uga.edu or @littlemisscaroline on Instagram)

Audition for the UGA Theatre season

ugatheatre.com, Auditions are in August & October

Join a student group
  • Thalian-Blackfriars Dramatic Club @ThalianBlackfriars
  • Childrens Theatre Troupe @CTTUGA
  • Black Theatrical Ensemble @UGABTE
  • Next Act Musical Theatre Troupe @UGANextAct
  • Improv and Sketch Comedy: @ImprovAthens, @Sharkwing_Comedy
  • Ye Rude Mechanicals (Shakespeare performance) @uga.yrm
  • US Institute of Theatre Technology, UGA chapter @USITTUGA

 

Suggested Pathway for Theatre Majors
You have flexibility, but keep in mind: 
  • Not every class is offered every semester.
  • Take THEA 2500 the first semester that you can (usually fall).
  • The sooner you complete required courses the better if you wish to graduate on time. Especially if you are double majoring in something else too.
  • However, some elective courses are not offered regularly, so you may wish to prioritize some electives if you might not get another chance to take them.
  • Do not put off THEA 2040 & 2050 (Applied Drama), especially if you are often cast in productions. Aim to complete these requirements before your fourth year.
  • If you are strongly interested in acting, take THEA 3500 and then THEA 5010 ASAP.
  • If you are pursuing an area of emphasis, consult that area head for suggestions to start making progress in the area early.
  • Ignore classes numbered 6000 and up. Those are graduate-level courses.
  • Remember you must make a C or higher in all theatre major requirements and theatre electives.
First Semester 
  • THEA 2500 
  • THEA 3500 if interested in acting 
  • THEA 3290 &/or THEA 3300/3330/3340/3350 depending on interests
Second Semester
  • THEA 3290 &/or THEA 3300/3330/3340/3350 depending on interests 
  • THEA 5010 if interested in acting; design elective if interested in design 
  • THEA 2040 if possible/if crew spots available
Year Two
  • THEA 4220 in fall or THEA 4210 in spring 
  • THEA 2040 and/or 2050 
  • THEA 5600 or 5110 
  • THEA 3290 and 3300 if not already taken 
  • THEA electives Year Three: THEA 4220 in fall or THEA 4210 in spring 
  • THEA 2050 
Year Three
  • THEA 4220 in fall or THEA 4210 in spring 
  • THEA 2050 
  • THEA 5600 or 5110 if not already taken
  • THEA electives or third theatre history/lit if not already taken; not recommended that you take it during the same semester as 4220 or 4210. 
Year Four 

Third theatre history/lit course Remaining theatre electives 

 

 

Some words of advice

Take your time in layering on additional theatre activities. Just pick one this semester (ex: if you’re cast in a UGA Theatre show, that’s plenty, or get involved with one student group). Don’t add additional activities until a show is over. Allow time to get used to college/UGA. You need to do well in your classes, especially in your first semester, whether you’re a new first-year or a transfer student. Don’t try to do something with every show or group that you can while neglecting either your classwork or your health. If you needed any disability accommodations before college, you need them now so register with the DRC right away. Work hard, have fun, be kind to yourself. Contact Dina if you need help finding resources.

 

 

 

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