College of Communication and the Arts

Requirements for the B.A. in Theatre 

A minimum of 35 semester hours required of the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
is to include the following:
Choose 3 hours from: 
   THR 1040   Stage Lighting and Sound   3 
   THR 1050   Stage Costuming   3 
Take the following: 
   THR 1030    Stagecraft   3  
   THR 2000** Theatre Practicum 1

   THR 2200   Perspectives on Theatre   3 
   THR 2610   Acting I   3  
   THR 2640*   Voice and Movement   2 
   THR 3110   World Theatre I   3 
   THR 3120   World Theatre II   3 
   THR 3710   Directing   3  
   THR 4110   Contemporary American Theatre 3
   THR 4500   Professional Aspects 2
**   Must be taken twice.
Take any additional theatre electives that will reach the required 35 minimum hours for the major. 
* May be taken more than once 

Students pursuing a BA in Theatre also may complete an optional concentration
 in Performance, Design/Technology, or Theatre Studies by taking an additional 12 hours as follows:

Take 12 hours from THR 2620, 3610, 3620, 3640, 3650, 4620, 4640, 4990.

Take 12 hours from THR 2420, 3410, 3440, 3480, 4400, 4990.

Theatre Studies:
Take 12 hours including special topics in theatre and drama, in consultation
with the coordinator/adviser of theatre studies.

Honors in Theatre
Qualified juniors and seniors may apply to work for Honors in Theatre.
The following are requirements for entrance into the Honors Program in Theatre:

3.3 minimum GPA in Theatre courses
3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
12 hours completed in Theatre

A student must have completed a minimum of 9 hours of honors course work in Theatre before beginning the thesis project. The honors topic and paper are to be developed in close conjunction with an honors faculty adviser. A student may enroll for the thesis paper in THR 4950 Honors Thesis for a maximum of six hours of credit. The designation "Honors" on the diploma will be given to students who receive a grade of A on the honors thesis and maintain a 3.3 GPA in Theatre.

Students also may substitute courses in drama in a foreign language — i.e., in Classics, French, Spanish, German, etc. — with the approval of the minor coordinator.

Last Updated: 6/26/15