Theatre, B.A.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

THR 121 – Foundations of Acting (T2CD)
THR 122 – Professional Voice and Diction
THR 131 – Principles of Theatrical Design (T2CD)
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 3 credits)

Theatre Electives (12 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. (T2CE for THR 224) (T2CD for THR 415)

Note to Education Majors:
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.


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.