B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts {17-18}

B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts

To receive the B.A. Degree in Theatre Arts, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theatre history, literature, and dramatic theory, and have an ability to communicate effectively about these topics.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, design and construct theatrical scenery, lighting, costumes, sound and props using appropriate tools and technology, and have an ability to effectively communicate about this process.
  • Students will act in a variety of performance styles, and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively their knowledge and understanding of this process.
  • Students will direct for the theatre, and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding of this process.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 30 credits )

The core is required of all students majoring in one of the Theatre Arts emphases: Acting, Musical Theatre or Theatre Technology and Design. An emphasis must be declared for this program. A grade of “C-” or higher in THTR 496/THTR 492 is required for graduation. In addition to these requirements for a Theatre Arts degree, students must fulfill other university requirements. THTR 102 must be repeated for a total of 8 credits.

THTR 102 Theatre Activity (1)
THTR 140 Dance for the Stage I (2)
THTR 196 First Year Seminar (1)
THTR 221 Introduction to Dramatic & Theatrical Analysis (3)
THTR 230 Acting I: Principles (3)
THTR 234 Theatrical Design Principles (3)
THTR 235 Directing I: Principles (3)
THTR 255 Stagecraft (3)
THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama (3)
THTR 492 Professional Seminar (1)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
THTR 322 - Drama II

Emphasis in Acting

Program Requirements ( 20 credits )

THTR 430 must be repeated three times for a total of 9 credits.

THTR 232 Principles of Make-up for Stage and Film (2)
THTR 331 Acting II: Scene Study (3)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3)
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 430 Acting Styles (3)

Emphasis in Musical Theatre

Program Requirements ( 22 credits )

Students must repeat THTR 440 Dance Production for a total of 2 credits.

MUS 107A Music Theory I (3)
MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
MUS 154A Music Performance: Voice (1)
MUS 154B Music Performance: Voice (1)
THTR 240 Dance for the Stage II (2)
THTR 324 Musical Theatre History (3)
THTR 333 Movement for the Actor (3)
THTR 334 Voice for the Actor (3)
THTR 430 Acting Styles: Acting for Musical Theatre (3)
THTR 440 Dance Production (2)

Emphasis in Theatre Technology and Design

Program Requirements ( 21 credits )

EIT 181 Audio Technology Theory (3)
THTR 350 Costume Studio (3)
THTR 356 Lighting Studio (3)
THTR 431 Theater Design and Technical Styles (3)
THTR 450 Scenic Studio (3)

Students must take six credits of additional theatre electives which are at the 300 level or higher.