Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre

Undergraduate Programs
Theatre - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre is designed for students who wish to gain broad experience in theatre and its contributions to cultural development. Students who select this degree program will develop skills needed to create and appreciate new theatrical work, to understand the history of theatre, and to help navigate a professional life in the arts. They will gain a comprehension of theatrical theory and practice as a foundation for graduate study or for the beginning of a career in the profession, or in numerous career paths in the arts industry.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Theatre major is met by completing Theatre 492. This course is referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following Theatre courses (39 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (26 credits):
    THR 101 Acting I 3
    THR 110 Theatrical Play Analysis 3
    THR 111 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
    THR 111L Introduction to Technical Theatre Laboratory 1
    THR 300A Theatre Practicum - Production Emphasis 2
    THR 300C Theatre Practicum - Area Emphasis 2
    THR 331 Studies in Contemporary Theatre 3
    THR 341 Beginning Play Directing 3
    THR 431 Studies in Theatre History 3
    THR 492 Senior Seminar (W) 3
    The completion of Theatre 492 satisfies the department's capstone course requirement.
    (2) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    THR 211 Introduction to Lighting Design 3
    THR 212 Introduction to Costume Design 3
    THR 214 Introduction to Scene Design 3
    THR 216 Introduction to Sound Design 3
    THR 219 Introduction to Projection Design for the Stage 3
    (3) Theatre electives:  10 additional credits in Theatre courses approved by the Department of Theatre. [NOTE:  A student with a major in Theatre may earn a maximum of 50 credits in Theatre and Dance courses.]