Theatre and Performance Studies
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If you are interested in becoming a theatre and performance studies major, please fill out the application. Auditions are not required for acceptance into the program. Students interested in applying to this program must meet the following program requirements:
- A high school GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for first-year freshmen applying to be theatre and performance studies majors.
- A college GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for entering transfers and currently-enrolled KSU students seeking a change in major
Double Owl Pathways
- Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A./American Studies, B.A.
- Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A./Business Administration, M.B.A.
- Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A./Professional Writing, M.A.
- Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A./Public Administration, M.P.A. (Coming soon)
TPS 3200: The Actor’s Voice
This course is designed to help performers develop a healthy, expressive and flexible vocal technique equal to the demands of dramatic performance. Students learn to free their natural voices through physical exercises and by mastering the vocabulary of vocal mechanics. Breathing, posture, relaxation, and articulation are examined as key elements of voice and speech production.
TPS 3703: Musical Theatre History and Literature
This course is an introduction to musical theatre which surveys the major shows in musical theatre literature, through the study of the plots, scores, characters, and songs of the shows. Students explore the genre’s place and function in theatre history as both an art form and popular entertainment and its influence on culture in general.
TPS 3823: Design Skills
Basic design skills including drafting, sketching and rendering. Offered in versions oriented specifically toward set design or costume design in alternating years.
TPS 4323: Directing Styles
Students will learn the fundamentals of directing for the stage. Emphasis is on non-realistic period and genre styles. Theoretical studies will be combined with the direction of selected scenes and observation of working directors.