Requirements

The Communication and Performance Studies department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Theatre.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Theatre—THTR (36 hours)

All of the following (22 hours minimum):

  • THTR 205 Introduction to Acting 3 hours 
  • THTR 245 Stagecraft 3 hours 
  • THTR 265 Play Analysis for the Theatre 3 hours 
  • THTR 355 Voice and Movement 3 hours 
  • THTR 375 Rehearsal and Performance 1–3 hours 
  • THTR 380 History of Theatre 3 hours 
  • THTR 475 Stage Directing 3 hours 
  • THTR 480 Production Projects 3 hours

One of the following courses in dramatic literature :

  • THTR 378 Contemporary Women’s Drama 3 hours 
  • THTR 410 Advanced Topics in Theatre (Tennessee Williams) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 413 Shakespeare 3 hours

Three of the following not used to satisfy the above requirements (9 hours):

  • THTR 135 Introduction to Theatre 3 hours 
  • THTR 305 Characterization 3 hours 
  • THTR 325 Playwriting I 3 hours 
  • THTR 360 Oral Interpretation 3 hours 
  • THTR 365 Fashion and Costume History 3 hours
  • THTR 378 Contemporary Women’s Drama 3 hours 
  • THTR 385 Beginning Fashion and Costume Construction 3 hours 
  • THTR 405 Styles of Acting 3 hours 
  • THTR 410 Advanced Topics in Theatre (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • THTR 430 Theatre Management 3 hours 
  • THTR 445 Scene Design 3 hours 
  • THTR 455 Costume Design 3 hours 
  • THTR 477 Playwriting II 3 hours 
  • THTR 490 Special Topics in Theatre Studies 3 hours 
  • THTR 497 Independent Study 1–3 hours 
  • THTR 499 Internship 1–3 hours

Required Supporting Courses:
One of the following courses in dance (2 hours):

  • DANC 144 Modern Dance Technique: Beginning 2–1 hours 
  • DANC 145 Ballet Technique: Beginning 2–1 hours 
  • DANC 148 Jazz Technique: Beginning 2–1 hours 
  • DANC 150 Tap Technique: Beginning 2–1 hours