Theatre, B.A.

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Overall GPA of 2.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

There are no categories with specific requirements in this program

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


44 Credits Required

THR 121 - Foundations of Acting
THR 122 - Professional Voice and Diction
THR 131 - Principles of Theatrical Design
THR 151 - Stagecraft I
THR 211 - History of Theatre I
THR 212 - History of Theatre II
THR 223 - Historic Dance for Actors
THR 240 - Play Analysis and Dramaturgy
THR 325 - Directing I
THR 497 - Internship in Theatre

THR 296  and  THR 396 - Technical Theatre Production I & II (Total of 4 credits)

Students should consult their departmental advisor when selecting an additional 12 elective credits in Theatre. Students are encouraged to choose classes that help focus their course of study in the department. Theatre majors may not take THR 100 to fulfill major requirements.

The Theatre Department offers an informal pathway towards certification in theatre, approved by the State Department of Education. If you are a double major in education and theatre going for your certification in either elementary or secondary education, you can apply for, and receive, a second certification in theatre arts. After passing all of the education requirements for certification, a student may apply for a cross endorsement in theatre and become a certified theatre arts teacher.



No cognates are required for this program.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).