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Department of Theatre
1101 Tower Fine Arts Building
Chair and Associate Professor: Francis X. Kuhn ; Professor: Oh-Kon Cho; Associate Professors: William Hullfish, Jr., P. Gibson Ralph, Richard St George; Assistant Professors: Gail Argetsinger, Davida Bloom, Ruth Childs; Professional Staff: Gary T. Musante, Technical Director; Lecturer: Michael Krickmire.
The Department of Theatre is committed to providing its students with theatre training within a liberal arts environment. The department is focused on student learning acquired through classes and productions as its highest priority, and is dedicated to upholding the integrity of theatre as it fosters an artistic environment that nurtures developing theatre artists, scholars and technicians. Theatre education is relevant in many applications and is useful to, and enriching for, people in many different occupations.
The department is committed to sustaining a vital artistic synergy with the surrounding community and the greater society through productions and other theatrical and musical presentations by its students, faculty and guest artists.
At SUNY Brockport, theatre classes and productions are open to any student, whatever his or her major or interest.
Suggested career areas in theatre:
|Actor/Actress||Drama Therapist||Scene Designer|
|Arts Administrtor||Lighting Designer||Sound Designer|
|Business Manager||Lighting Technician||Stage Manager|
|Costume Designer||Make-up Specialist||Teacher|
|Director||Property Specialist||Wardrobe Mistress|
Two academic programs are available: (1) major in theatre, BA or BS; (2) minor in theatre. The major in theatre is 43 credits: 26 credits in the common required core, three credits in upper division performance, three credits in upper division dramatic literature, 11 credits by advisement in the area of emphasis (three 3-credit courses plus two 1-hour practicum courses)
Stage Management Requirement
All theatre majors are required to serve as a stage manager or assistant stage manager. This requirement can be fulfilled by stage-managing one of the following productions while enrolled in the required course, THE 308 Theatre Production Management:
- Faculty-directed shows
- Second-season shows
- Special projects (plays or scenes assigned from appropriate directing and/or acting classes)
- Senior projects
Production/Audition Participation Requirement
- All theatre majors, minors, and Arts for Children—theatre specialty students must participate in the production program of the department.
- All theatre majors, minors, and Arts for Children—theatre specialty students are urged to participate in auditions for faculty-directed productions based on departmental guidelines.