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    Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre with a concentration in Acting, 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 and a concentration in acting.

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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Core Distribution requirements (excluding the foreign language requirement).

Major requirements, 45 hours

A minimum of 45 semester hours, including a theatre core of 25 credit hours.

Concentration in acting, 20 hours

Other course requirements

Students must follow all course prerequisites.


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 Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


Other requirements

  1. To remain a theatre major and to graduate, students majoring in theatre must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all theatre courses.
  2. Students majoring in theatre must enroll in a performance/production course (THEA 4600  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 major.
  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.
  7. Students majoring or minoring in theatre who have received a grade of C in any of the three prerequisite acting courses (THEA 1050  Acting: Fundamentals, THEA 2051  Theatre Voice I, or THEA 2351  Theatre Movement I), even if they are transferring that course in from another institution, will be required to complete an audition in order to be considered for enrollment in THEA 3050  Acting: Realism I.

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