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• Theatre is housed in the Gannon University College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Students in the theatre program interact with students and professors in the fields of business, education, advertising, journalism, political science, language and journalism.• Professors in the theatre and communication arts (TCA) programs are dynamic, experienced scholars and practitioners with a passion for teaching. The combined TCA faculty has more than 100 years of real world experience.• The department of theatre and communication arts sponsors trips to New York City and London, as well as tours of theatres in neighboring cities and participation in the American College Theatre Festival Region II. • Gannon’s location in downtown Erie places students near three operating theatres.• Theatre students participate in the preproduction and production process of the technical side of the Schuster Theatre main stage. Lighting, sound design, set construction, scenic painting and graphic design are integral elements for a large scale theatrical program.
• We are active participants in the International Collegiate Theatre Festival held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland. We will be returning in August 2014 with an original work involving student designed and manipulated puppets.
• Students from the Theatre program have the opportunity to attend the annual United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) conference with Gannon faculty. This conference enables our students to meet and interact with theatre design and technology professionals from across the country. Students may attend various workshops, interview for internships, have their design portfolios reviewed, and meet with various theatre graduate programs during the week-long conference.
• Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; remainder of units are to be comprised of social sciences, foreign language, mathematics and science.• Your academic course selection, grades, rank in class, guidance counselor recommendation and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.• Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.
• Unlike larger programs, Gannon theatre students can get involved both on- and off-stage beginning their freshman year.• Gannon has four main stage and several laboratory theatre productions each year on campus at the Schuster Theatre.• Casting is done from the student body with all crew positions, both technical and managerial, held by students.• The theatre department is affiliated with Alpha Psi Omega (National Dramatic Honor Society), The Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA), United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) and the National Association of College Broadcasters.• Those with ties to Gannon’s theatre program have enjoyed national success such as: Michael Morris (HBO’s The Comeback), Shawn Lucas (HBO’s The Sopranos) and Joey Mendicino (MTV’s The 70’s House).
First Year Seminar - 2College Composition - 3History of the West and the World - 3Fundamentals of Speech - 3Introduction to Theatre - 3Introduction to Electronic Media - 3Total Credits - 17
Critical Analysis and Composition - 3Introduction to Philosophy - 3Scene Technology - 3Sacred Scripture - 3Theatre History - 3Total Credits - 15
Foreign Language I - 3Philosophy II Series - 3Fundamentals of Acting - 3Audio Production - 3Contemporary Issues in Media and Theatre - 3Voice and Diction - 3Total Credits - 18
Foreign Language II - 3Theology II Series - 3TV and Radio Performance - 3TV Production - 3Elective - 3Total Credits - 15
Broadcast Copywriting - 3Criticism in Theatre or Media Ethics and Criticism - 3Theology or Philosophy III Series - 3Leadership Seminar - 1Elective* - 3Production and Performance in Theatre - 3Total Credits - 16
Advanced Acting or Improvisation - 3Elective* - 3Digital Graphics or Principles of Design - 3Argumentation & Debate - 3Mathematics - 3Literature Series - 3Total Credits - 18
Principles of Play Directing - 3Liberal Studies Science - 3Elective* - 3Social Science Series - 3Interpersonal Communication - 3Total Credits - 15
Senior Seminar and Thesis - 3Electives* - 8Fine Art Series - 3Total Credits - 14
Aside from professional theatre and entertainment, graduates in theatre may also find careers in teaching drama, counseling, law and in public or private recreational programs. Many theatre students also pursue graduate education in theatre and related careers. If you are interested in understanding how to promote yourself as an artist—practicing auditions and readying yourself for a career as a performer—Gannon’s theatre program can help you. As a theatre major you will gain on- and off-stage experience and will develop a versatile background in both classic and contemporary theatre. Some graduates find opportunities in professional venues and in theatre-related careers, including arts management, theatre education and television/film production. As the film and television industry continues to grow, careers can be found in directing, scriptwriting, design and arts management. For many theatre graduates, large metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles provide the best exposure to the job market.
• Advanced Acting• Advertising and the Electronic Media• Animation• Broadcast Law and Regulation• Broadcast News Writing and Production• Contemporary Drama• Dance Techniques• Digital Drawing• Digital Graphics
• Improvisation• Mixed Chorus• Modern Drama• Musical Theatre• Production and Performance TV• Professional Internship in TV and Radio• Rehearsal/Performance Theatre• Stage Combat• WERGi (Digital Radio)
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