02 - Practicum Major-Minor and Policies - page 4

Don't miss class. Students are expected to attend every class meeting
Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on an individual basis.
Students are expected to arrive on time. If you are late to class, do not enter the classroom.
Students are expected to stay in class for the entire class period. If you leave class during the class period,
do not return. You will be counted absent for that class period.
Bring to class
what you need for that class, nothing more. Cell phones may not be brought into the
The theatre faculty reserves the right to make adjustments to these policies, as appropriate for each class.
Actors & technicians are expected to comply with the following guidelines.
Arrive at rehearsal 10 – 15 minutes early so you are ready to begin at the designated time.
Anyone arriving late for a rehearsal or costume fitting will be warned.
The second time a student is late, this will cost the student ½ letter grade off the final grade for the
Failure to show up at a rehearsal or costume fitting will result in the reduction of a whole letter grade.
Each successive tardy or absence will also affect the student’s grade in a similar fashion.
Wear shoes, clothing, and hair style appropriate to the individual rehearsal. Hair in your
eyes/constricting clothing is frustrating to you and the director.
Bring a pencil (not pen) and paper to every rehearsal for notes during or after rehearsal (do not use
theatre office supplies). If a director gives a note to change something for the next rehearsal, always
write it down.
Sit quietly but attentively at notes. Someone else’s note might be useful to you. Unless absolutely
necessary, do not comment on or discuss each note given. Most comments are unnecessary and a
waste of everyone’s time.
The only people qualified and in authority to fix even the smallest of problems are the director, the
technical director, the costumer, and/or the stage manager. Actors
correct other actors or
technicians; technicians
correct other technicians or actors
given authority by the stage
manager to do so.
Upon arrival to each technical/dress rehearsal, initial the sign-in sheet on the call board by the Green
Room. If you must leave after signing-in, you must obtain permission from the stage manager.
The use of cellular phones is prohibited during rehearsal and performances.
No one is to leave the building during rehearsals or performances unless approved by the Stage
Each student interested in declaring a major or minor in theatre must complete an interview with the
theatre faculty prior to the declaration (usually at the end of the sophomore year). The interview is designed
to assess the student’s abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. The faculty will make recommendations to the
student concerning completion of the program and goal setting.
All potential musical theatre majors are required to successfully complete a musical theatre review at the
end of their sophomore year in order to qualify as a musical theatre major. This includes a voice jury with
the music faculty, an interview with the theatre faculty, and a written review of class progress by the dance
faculty. If a student is weak in any one of the three areas, the student may be given one probationary
semester in which to improve in that area.
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