B.A. in Theatre

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language and Culture Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language proficiency through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation.3-15
Major Requirements
DAN 130Movement for Performance3
THA 100Theatre Survey1
THA 103Acting I3
THA 104Stagecraft3
THA 113Script Analysis3
THA 116Costume Construction3
THA 118Voice for the Performer3
THA 216Fundamentals of Design3
THA 300Career Preparation2
THA 301Directing I3
THA 306History of Theatre/ Drama I3
THA 307History of Theatre/Drama II3
Select an advanced skill choice (300-level or above)3
THA 200Theatre Practicum (6 semester hours total of this one-credit course in the following areas: costume, lighting, scenery, leadership I, leadership II, capstone project)1-3
Elective Concentration Requirements
Students who have an interest in a specific area of theatre may choose to follow a prescribed course of study, in addition to the requirements outlined above. See concentration requirements below 20-21
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Elective Concentrations


THA 203Acting II3
THA 303Acting Shakespeare3
THA 318Dialects for the Performer3
THA 323Physical Traditions in Performance3
THA 350Audition Techniques3
THA 406Advanced Scene Study3
Select a dramatic LIT course3
Total Credits21

Musical Theatre

Select 6 semester hours of technique dance choices6
THA 221Musical Theatre Fundamentals1
THA 319Musical Theatre Repertoire3
THA 325Scene Into Song3
THA 342History of Musical Theatre3
VOI 181Class Voice for Non-Music Majors1
VOI 182Class Voice for Non-Music Majors1
Select 3 one-semester hour private voice lessons3
Total Credits21

Design, Technology, Management

THA 206Graphics for the Stage3
THA 218Virtual Production Techniques3
THA 320Staging Architecture and the Decorative Arts3
THA 414Stage Management (Or another THA design choice )3
Select 9 semester hours of area focus:9
Select one 300-level THA design choice
Select two THA special topics courses
Total Credits21

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