2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog

Theatre Major

Requirements for the Major in Theatre

  1. Core course requirements (seven credits)
    1. One course in performance: any course in the THEA001 PO series or THEA 012 PO .
    2. One course in design: THEA 002 PO .
    3. Two courses in theatre history/dramatic literature: THEA 030 PO , THEA 031 PO , or THEA 141 PO .
    4. One course in theatre technology: THEA 021 PO , THEA 022 PO , THEA 023 PO , or THEA 024 PO .
    5. One course (or the equivalent) in movement: THEA 089C PO  and/or any studio course taught by the Pomona College Dance Program or the Scripps College Dance Department. (This requirement may be met by one full credit course, or a combination of two half-courses, which can be in a single subject, or spread out among two of the three above.)
    6. Junior Seminar: THEA 188 PO  
  2. Electives (two courses or equivalent in credit). Any combination of full or half-credit courses not taken as part of the core requirements above. Majors are encouraged to take at least one theatre elective containing a community engagement component.
  3. Practicum (half-credit): THEA 187 PO . This course is to be thematically related to the student’s proposed Senior Thesis or Project below, and must be completed before the Senior Thesis or Project has begun. 
  4. Senior Exercise (one full credit). THEA190 PO - Senior Research and Colloquium  - fall semester (half course), and a.) THEA191H PO - Senior Thesis : fall or spring semester, or b.) THEA192H PO - Senior Project : fall or spring semester (half courses). The range of Senior Projects includes Performance, Design, Directing, Applied Theatre, Playwriting, Production Dramaturgy, and Stage Management. A Senior Project outside of this range is possible, but must be approved by the faculty as a whole no later than the end of the junior year. Some Senior Projects will have specifically recommended electives. 
  5. Three production crew assignments. Academic credit for this work is available but not required. See THEA 052C PO  and THEA 052H PO .

Theatre majors must take all required courses within the department for a letter grade.