Policies & Procedures
Department Grading Policies
Theatre majors must receive a C or higher in all classes.
Commitment to non-departmental projects (theatre productions, student films, etc.) is encouraged only AFTER semester casting and crew assignments have been completed. If a project beyond the current semester requires commitment, approval must be given by the Department Chair. For example, a student film casting in the fall and filming in the spring can only be committed to after the spring shows have been cast, unless the Department Chair has given the student an exemption from the conflicting theatre productions.
Students failure to comply with department policy risk the following sanctions: (1) Prevention or removal from BFA program; (2) Prevention or removal from production assignment.
Complying with Section 504, the Theatre Arts Department allows reasonable accommodations to provide equal program access to all students with handicaps. Academic requirements, such as classroom location, will be modified on a case-by-case basis, to afford qualified handicapped students and applicants an equal educational opportunity. In the event that a second-floor classroom prevents a student with disabilities from participating in an academic study, then an alternative facility will be designated for that particular class. However, the Department is not required to provide accommodations if the accommodations would fundamentally alter the nature of the program or the academic requirements that are essential to a program of study or to meet licensing prerequisites.
It is your responsibility to disclose disabilities. If you fail to do so, the Department is not obligated to accommodate disabilities. Documentation and disclosure are handled through the Office of Disability Accommodation Support.
Academic Department Manuals
Read the Scene Shop Safety Manual for important safety guidelines to help ensure a continued safe working environment for everyone.