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 (36 hours)

All of the following (22 hours minimum):

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

One of the following courses in dramatic literature :

  • THTR 378 Contemporary Drama
  • THTR 410 Advanced Topics in Theatre (relevant topics)
  • ENLT 413 Shakespeare

Three of the following (9 hours):

  • THTR 135 Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 280 Fashion and Costume History
  • THTR 305 Characterization
  • THTR 360 Oral Interpretation
  • THTR 377 Playwriting I
  • THTR 378 Contemporary Drama
  • THTR 405 Styles of Acting
  • THTR 410 Advanced Topics in Theatre
  • THTR 430 Theatre Management
  • THTR 445 Scene Design
  • THTR 455 Costume Design
  • THTR 477 Playwriting II
  • THTR 490 Special Topics in Theatre Studies
  • THTR 497 Independent Study
  • THTR 499 Internship

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

  • DANC 144 Modern Dance Technique: Beginning
  • DANC 145 Ballet Technique: Beginning
  • DANC 148 Jazz Technique: Beginning
  • DANC 150 Tap Technique: Beginning