Bachelor of Arts Theatre Major

The degree Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre is a broad, general education experience as well as an introduction to major facets of theatre performance, production, design, history and literature. Majors are required to contribute to all productions, either as actors or as members of the crew. Students are enrolled in TH 272 or TH 472 for each production on which they work. To be eligible for production assignments, students must meet academic eligibility standards as established by the department. In addition, the B.A. in Theatre is an appropriate degree leading to graduate work in theatre or related fields, such as arts administration, law, public relations, or the ministry.

Required Courses (25 hours)

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre (1)
TH 121 Acting I (3)
TH 131 Stagecraft (3)
TH 132 Stagecraft Lab (1)
TH 221 Acting II* (3)
TH 350 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3)

TH 381 Survey of Dramatic Literature (3)
–OR–
TH 382 Modern Drama (3)

TH 401 Senior Capstone (1)
TH 426 Play Directing (3)
TH 351 History of Costume and Décor (3)
TH 472 Advance Theatre Projects (1)

Required Course Options (9 hours)

TH 210 Movement for Actors (3) 
–OR–
TH 223 Voice and Diction (3)

TH 454 Costume Design* (3)
–OR–
TH 457 Scene Design* (3)

TH 390 History of the Theatre I (3)
–OR–
TH 391 History of the Theatre II (3)

Required Second Program of Study

Students complete a second program of study from 15 to 30 hours in another discipline of their choice.

*Courses with prerequisites.