Undergraduate Degree - Theatre - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Theatre - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
0974 Theatre
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ70
Department:
Department of Theatre
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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.]


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Theatre, BA (0974)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Theatre BA - Core
Major - Theatre BA - Core: 3 courses from THR101, THR110, THR341

Requirement 12: Major - Theatre BA - Technical Theatre
Major - Theatre BA - Technical Theatre: 2 courses from THR111, THR111L

Requirement 13: Major - Theatre BA - Practicum
Major - Theatre BA - Practicum: A total 4 credits
At least 2 credits from THR300A
At least 2 credits from THR300C

Requirement 14: Major - Theatre BA - Studies in Contemporary Theatre
Major - Theatre BA - Studies in Contemporary Theatre: 1 course from THR331

Requirement 15: Major - Theatre BA - History
Major - Theatre BA - History: 1 course from THR431

Requirement 16: Major - Theatre BA - Senior Seminar
Major - Theatre BA - Senior Seminar: 1 course from THR492

Requirement 17: Major - Theatre BA - Design
Major - Theatre BA - Design: 1 course from THR211, THR212, THR214, THR216, THR219

Requirement 18: Major - Theatre BA - Required Electives
Major - Theatre BA - Required Electives: 9 credits from Additional Theatre courses approved by the Department of Theatre.

Requirement 19: Major - Theatre BA - Cognate
Major - Theatre BA - Cognate: 12 credits from A cognate of 12 credits from within the College of Arts and Letters selected from dramatic literature, digital humanities, studio art, art history, or film studies. At least one crse 300 level or above. Cognate need academic advisor approval.

Requirement 20: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 30 credits from Theatre courses to meet the requirement of at least 30 credits.

Requirement 21: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 22: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 23: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 24: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 25: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.