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Integrated Studies of Performance

In the Integrated Studies of Performance program, students receive hands-on, conservatory-style training in various acting methods, styles, and historical periods that provides students a broad understanding of acting, directing and musical theatre. A vigorous production season provides ample opportunity for on-stage experiences, and most performance majors have significant on-stage experience by the end of their first year.

Southeastern has three different sized performance venues including 600-seat, proscenium Montgomery Auditorium in historical Morrison Hall, the 90-seat, black-box Playhouse, and the 200-seat, multi-purpose Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Theatre at Southeastern is connected to the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival – a professional theatre company.

Audition Requirements

For acceptance into the Integrated Studies of Performance program, students must schedule and complete a company audition. The audition will consist of amonologue, and 32-bars of a song which must be accompanied. Additionally, students may submit a headshot and resume. Following the audition, studentswill engage in an interview with members of our faculty. The audition concludes with a campus tour, tour of the theater spaces, and a class preview may be included.

Schedule Audition

Program Outcomes

Graduates from Southeastern’s Integrated Studies of Performance program have gone on to work in national touring companies and regional theatres. Others have joined top graduate programs in acting, directing or musical theatre in pursuit of their Master of Fine Arts degree.

Why Performance?
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Program: THEATRE
Major: Integrated Studies of Performance
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: Art. Communication and Theatre
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 060

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 Semester Hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: Theatre (40 Semester Hours)

Core (18 Semester Hours)
THTR 1143 Theatre Appreciation
THTR 2753 Fundamentals of Theatre Design
THTR 3023 History of Musical Theatre
THTR 3523 History of Theatre to 1700
THTR 3623 History of Theatre: 1700 to Present
THTR 4673 Theory and Criticism of Dramatic

Performance Core (9 Semester Hours):
THTR 1113 Introduction to Theatre
THTR 1133 Introduction to Technical Theatre
THTR 1213 Introduction to Acting

Emphasis Courses (13 semester hours)
THTR 1312 Character Analysis
THTR 2233 Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation
THTR 2753 Movement for the Theatre Artist
THTR 3013 Musical Theatre Performance I
THTR 3033 Musical Theatre Performance II
THTR 3043 Musical Theatre Audition
THTR 3333 Stage Management
THTR 3432 Directing
THTR 3942 Acting Workshop: Audition
THTR 3963 Acting Workshop: Period Styles
THTR 4013 Musical Theatre Workshop
THTR 4222 Stage Dialects
THTR 4412 Directing Workshop

THTR 1660 Theatre Practicum (This class must be taken for 8 semesters)
THTR 1510 Musical Theatre Voice (This class must be taken for 4 semesters)
THTR 3510 Musical Theatre Voice II (This class must be taken for 4 semesters)


Musical Theatre Voice II can be substituted with

THTR 1152 Dance I
THTR 1162 Dance II

RECOMMENDED:  Piano (2 semesters