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Sophomore Hearing Guidelines

Hearing Dates

  • Fall 2019 | November 21, 2019


You must complete one production/performance credit (THEA 200) prior to attempting the Sophomore Hearing.

General Guidelines

  • A 500-750 word personal philosophy statement is due at the Sophomore Hearing
  • You may attempt the hearing three times. If not passed after the third attempt, you must choose a different major.
  • The Sophomore Hearing sign-up sheet will be posted at the beginning of each semester, and be taken down one month prior to the Sophomore Hearing.
  • You will be graded on a 100 point scale. 80 or above is passing. If you receive a grade of 79 or below, you must meet with the department chair to discuss areas of improvement and will perform the hearing again the following semester.
  • The date set for the fall hearing is the Thursday before Thanksgiving break. Spring semester Sophomore Hearing will be held on the University Assessment Day. You must perform on the scheduled hearing date. There will be no make-up dates.
  • The following classes may not be taken until successful completion of the Sophomore Hearing: THEA 251, 321, 331, 342, 344, 351, 401, 411, 441, 471, 487, 495.
  • Listed below are specific guidelines for each track. If you are studying two tracks, you must pass the Sophomore Hearing requirements for both tracks being studied.

Concentration Requirements

Arts Administration





Approved Literary Resources

  • “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller
  • “Fences” by August Wilson
  • “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry
  • “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder
  • “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
  • “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams
  • “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller
  • “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley
  • “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams
  • “The Baby Dance” by Jane Anderson
  • “Pygmalion” by G.B. Shaw
  • “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon
  • “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen
  • “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling
  • “The Grapes of Wrath” by Frank Galati
  • “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov
  • “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee
  • “True West” by Sam Shepard
  • “Art” by Yasmina Reza
  • “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel
  • “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” by Eugene O’Neill
  • “Mother Courage and Her Children” by Bertolt Brecht
  • “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett
  • “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard
  • “Shadowlands” by William Nicholson
  • “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance
  • “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard
  • “The Caretaker” by Harold Pinter
  • “Private Lives” by Noel Coward
  • “Hedda Gabler” by Henrik Ibsen