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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEATRE

This degree focuses on teaching you all aspects of theatre from technical to performance roles.

  • Work in stage management
  • Become a director
  • Pursue a career in acting

While earning your Bachelor of Arts in Theatre , you can expect to take courses including Introduction to Theatre, Playwriting, Music Theatre Workshop, and Stagecraft. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.

MINOR IN THEATRE

Interested in supporting your major with a minor in theatre? The required curriculum for a theatre minor can be found here.

Curriculum

Visit the University Catalog page for the most up-to-date curriculum requirements

View the printable curriculum document (PDF)

Requirements for Theatre Major (B.A.)

48 hours including:

Core for all Majors

  • THTR 1043 Introduction to Theatre (3)
  • THTR 1053 Acting I (3)
  • THTR 1063 Stagecraft (3)
  • THTR 3653 Theatre History (3)
  • THTR 2053 Directing I (3)
  • MUS 4093 Musical Theatre Workshop (3)
  • THTR 3003 Practicum (3)
  • THTR 4793 Senior Capstone (3)

Sub-Total (24)

Beyond the core the students have an option of choosing between two concentrations or a third option where they can select their own courses and follow their own interests.

Performance Concentration

  • THTR 1103 Movement for Actors (3)
  • THTR 2003 Voice & Diction (3)
  • THTR 3053 Acting II (3)
  • THTR 3503 Playwriting (3)
  • THTR 3553 Directing II or
    • THTR 3203 Dramatic Literature (3)
  • ENGL 4063 Shakespeare (3) or
    • ENGL 2063 Intro to Film (3) or
    • ART 1013 Art Appreciation (3) 
  • THTR 4753 Professional Internship or
    • THTR 3003 (2nd time) (3) or
    • THTR 4103 Acting III (3)
  • Technical elective – choose 1 from below (3)

Sub-Total (24)

Total (48)

Technical Concentration

  • THTR 2153 Stage Properties (3)
  • THTR 2103 Lighting & Sound (3)
  • THTR 2133 Scenic Painting (3)

2 of the following:

  • THTR 3153 Lighting Design
  • THTR 3523 Sound Design
  • THTR 4053 Scenic Design or
  • THTR 4753 Professional Internship (6)
  • ENGL 2063 Intro to Film
  • ART 1013 Art Appreciation or
  • THTR 4753 Professional Internship (3)

Performance Elective - Choose 1 from above (3)

  • THTR 4013 Make Up for the Stage
  • THTR 3673 Costuming for Theatre or
  • THTR 3663 History of Costume (3)

SubTotal (24)

Total (48)

List of Theatre electives for those not selecting a Performance or Technical Concentration, select from this list for the additional 24 credits

  • THTR 1103 Movement for Actors (3)
  • THTR 2003 Voice & Diction (3)
  • THTR 2103 Lighting & Sound (3)
  • THTR 2133 Scenic Painting (3)
  • THTR 2153 Stage Properties (3)
  • THTR 3003 (2nd time) (3)
  • THTR 3053 Acting II (3)
  • THTR 3203 Dramatic Literature (3)
  • THTR 3503 Playwriting (3)
  • THTR 3553 Directing II (3)
  • THTR 3673 Costuming for Theatre (3)
  • THTR 3063 Acting for the Camera (3)
  • THTR 3663 History of Costume (3)
  • THTR 3153 Lighting Design (3)
  • THTR 3523 Sound Design (3)
  • THTR 4013 Make Up for the Stage (3)
  • THTR 4053 Scenic Design (3)
  • THTR 4103 Acting III (3)
  • THTR 4753 Professional Internship (3)
  • ART 1013 Art Appreciation or 3 Music credits (3)
  • NSP 4303 Bread & Circuses (3)