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B.A. in Theatre Arts


The B.A. in theatre arts is a comprehensive, flexible degree that allows students to study various aspects of theatre such as performance ( acting, musical theatre, dance), theatrical production (stage management, directing), design (scenic, costumes, lighting, sound), film production, dramaturgy, theatre history, and dramatic literature. The B.A. degree is designed for students who want to teach, to pursue graduate education, to work in the entertainment industry, or to complement a double major or dual degree program.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See the 'General Education/Core Curriculum' for the School of Liberal Arts.

Course Requirements

A major in theatre arts for the B.A. degree requires the following courses:

Theory, History, and Literature Hours
Thea 321. Theatre History I 3
Thea 322. Theatre History II 3
Thea 326. Dramatic Literature I 3
Thea 327. Dramatic Literature II 3
Other Theatre Requirements Hours
Thea 120. Intro to Theatre, Film, and Dance 3
Thea 121. Creative Thinking 3
Two of the following: Thea 270, 271, 272 Basic Lighting & Sound Technology; Stagecraft; Introduction to Costumes for the Stage 6
Thea 338. Technology Lab I 1
Thea 339. Technology Lab II 1
Thea 499. Senior Seminar 3
Theatre Electives 10

Eight (8) hours of dance courses may be counted toward the major, with no more than four (4) hours from dance technique courses (Danc 151-154, Danc 251-254, Danc 351-355, Danc 451-455).

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all theatre courses applied toward the major.

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