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Theatre Arts

Major Requirements

Major: Theatre Arts

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 122

General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Degree Requirements                                                                            

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree – The completion of a minor program of study, a second major, or a second degree is required.                                                                            

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree – Second year language proficiency at college level required.

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences College Requirements

An additional 9 credits are required by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs of study, except the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the Bachelor of Music degree, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, and the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree:

AH&SS College Requirements
Courses used to satisfy any general education requirement cannot be used to also count toward the AH&SS College Requirements. A minimum of three credits is required in each of the 3 following areas for a total of 9 credits. Choose only those courses with the prefixes listed for each area. A course with the WGS prefix can only be used in one area.
Area One: Humanities3
Area Two: Social Sciences3
Area Three: Fine Arts3
Total Credits9

Major Requirements

Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all THEA prefix courses.

Professional Major Requirements
ART 111Introduction to Art History (May satisfy general education category A and G )3
MUSC 100Music Appreciation (May satisfy general education category A)3
or MUSC 103 Introduction to Music History
THEA 150Theatre Foundations I1
THEA 161Acting I3
THEA 180Dramatic Literature and Style I3
THEA 181Dramatic Literature & Style II3
THEA 250Theatre Foundations II1
THEA 270Stagecraft3
THEA 271Costume Craft3
THEA 275Theatrical Makeup Design3
or THEA 279 Scenic Painting
THEA 280World Theatre (May satisfy a general education category D)3
THEA 350Theatre Foundations III1
THEA 365Directing I3
THEA 450Capstone Experience3
THEA 480History and Literature of Theatre I3
THEA 481History and Literature of the Theatre II3
Select one of the following:3
Lighting and Sound Design for the Theatre
Costume Design for the Theatre
Introduction to Design: Scenic Design
Practicum- 12 credits from the following:12
Theatre Practicum (Repeatable, 1-2 credits)
Stage Management Practicum and Seminar (2 credits)
Electives: Select nine credits from the following:9
Theatre for Young Audiences Ensemble
Acting II
Introduction to Dance
Voice and Movement for the Actor
Theatrical Makeup Design
Lighting and Sound Design for the Theatre
Costume Design for the Theatre
Introduction to Design: Scenic Design
Scenic Painting
Directing II
Related Area:
ENGL 380Shakespeare3
Total Credits69