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    Jul 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, BA

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A Bachelor of Arts with a major in theatre provides you with a comprehensive understanding of theatre and the skills required to make a show work, both on and off the stage.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in theatre.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences  requirements.

Major requirements

A minimum of 45 semester hours, including a theatre core of 21 credit hours:

Theatre core, 21 hours

Areas of interest, 24 hours

To complete the BA with a major in theatre, students may choose 24 hours from a range of lower and upper division theatre courses (areas of interest) in consultation with department advisor.

Other course requirements

  1. Students must follow all course prerequisites
  2. Through a juried review process, theatre performance faculty will assess the skill level of all students completing THEA 3050  to determine eligibility for enrollment in the following courses: THEA 3140 , THEA 4000 , THEA 4140 , THEA 4290  and THEA 4310 . Individuals may be required to repeat THEA 3050.



Optional (a related field such as music, psychology or art is recommended).


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Other requirements

  1. Students majoring in theatre must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. In addition, students must make a C or better in all theatre courses comprising the major.
  2. Students majoring in theatre must enroll in a production course (THEA 4500  or equivalent) each term/semester the student performs or designs in public productions sponsored or approved by the department.
  3. Transfer work to be substituted for required theatre courses must be approved by the departmental advisor.
  4. The department does not allow students to obtain a D or below more than twice in a theatre course comprising the major. Once the student receives the second D or below in the same course, the student will be dismissed from the department.
  5. Students who miss the first day of class without consent of the instructor are subject to be administratively dropped from the course so that other students may be added. Students who miss the first day of class because of illness or some other acceptable excuse must notify the instructor on record the day of the absence.
  6. Students must observe prerequisites for each theatre course. If a student has not completed prerequisites for a particular course, the student is subject to administrative drop without notice. Prerequisites are listed with individual course descriptions.

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