Intimate Apparel, Spring 2013

FTT’s Theatre concentration is designed to integrate theory and practice, with three core courses intended to support study in all three areas of the concentration – performance, production & design, and literary/critical studies.  With careful planning, students can focus at least half of their coursework in the major in their primary area of interest.

The FTT Theatre Season is a direct outgrowth of our academic program and an integral component of our students’ artistic development.  We encourage interested students to get involved while in the First Year of Studies, even before declaring a major.  Theatre Season shows are produced in the Philbin Studio Theatre and Patricia George Decio Theatre, both in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Core Requirements

  • Collaboration: Making Theatre
  • World Stages I & II
  • Two 3-credit-hour 40k electives*
  • 15 hours of FTT general electives*
      * including 9 hours within the theatre area

Course Descriptions


  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Introduction to Musical Theatre
  • Playwriting
  • Theatre, History & Society I & II
  • Historic Fashion: From the Greeks to the Victorians
  • Story Structure
  • Race and the American Theatre
  • Theatre from Latin America
  • Adaptation & Translation for Stage and Screen 
  • Documentary Theatre
  • Dramatic Text, Production & Social Concerns
  • Shakespeare and Film
  • Scene Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Costume Design
  • Acting: Process
  • Viewpoints for Actors and Directors
  • Voice and Movement
  • Broadway Theatre Experience
  • Stage Management
  • Cross Cultural Adaptations
  • Makeup for the Stage
  • Contemporary Plays
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Scenic Painting
  • Draping and Flat Patternmaking / Lab
  • Special Effects for Studio and Stage
  • Acting:  Character
  • Theatre Production Workshop
  • Directing: Process
  • Acting: Text and Technique
  • FTT Internship             
  • CAD for the Stage
  • Directing:  Practice
  • Advanced Technical Production
  • Advanced Makeup for the Stage
  • Entertainment and Arts Law 
  • Audition Seminar 
  • Advanced Scenic Painting
  • Advanced Costume Design
  • Dramatic Literature before 1900
  • Dramatic Literature after 1900
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Acting Pedagogy and Practice
  • Practicum
  • Special Studies       
  • Thesis/Undergrad Research