Theatre Studies Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Theatre Studies provides students with a solid foundation in performance, dramatic literature, theatre history, dramaturgy, and stagecraft within the context of a liberal arts curriculum.  The program emphasizes both the practical and the theoretical aspects of theatre, and is oriented toward the rigorous training of well-rounded, responsible theatre artists who value ensemble, collaboration, and artistic community. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: BA Theatre Studies (note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluations for continuation in the programs.)

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Theatre Studies Courses
Theatre Studies Core Courses
THTR 140Introduction to Design for Theatre3
THTR 150Introduction to Technical Theatre1
THTR 155Stage Management3
THTR 180Performance Studies3
THTR 208Play Script Interpretation3
THTR 210Theatre History: Classical to Elizabethan3
THTR 211Theatre History: Restoration to Modern3
THTR 31120th and 21st Century Playwrights3
THTR 330Play Direction I3
THTR 391Playwriting I3
Theatre Studies Production Courses
THTR 200Production Stagecraft1
THTR 201Production Operations1
THTR 202Production Costumes1
Select 2 credits from the following:2
Production Stagecraft
Production Operations
Production Costumes
Theatre Studies Electives
Select 27 credits from the list (see below)27
Theatre Studies Collateral Course
THTR 105Acting I3
Total Credits63

Theatre Studies Electives

CMST 326Integrated Communications3
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ENTR 290Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 301Creating Your Startup Business Model3
ENTR 302Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup3
ENWR 215Beginning Drama Workshop3
FILM 230Introduction to Screenwriting3
FILM 255Film Story Analysis3
FILM 310Intermediate Screenwriting3
GNHU 285Mythology3
THTR 101Creativity for Theatre Artists3
THTR 110Acting II - B.A3
THTR 175Theatre in Performance3
THTR 238Musical Theatre I3
THTR 256Stage Management II3
THTR 257Commercial and Nonprofit Management3
THTR 262Visual Media Design and Technology for Live Performance3
THTR 265The Contemporary Theatre of Cultural Diversity3
THTR 329Introduction to Dramaturgy: The Questioning Spirit3
THTR 335Dramaturgical Styles3
THTR 338Musical Theatre II3
THTR 366Stage Technique: Combat3
THTR 381Theatre Administration and Audience Development3
THTR 382Contracts and Law in Theatre3
THTR 385Production Management3
THTR 395Playwriting II3
THTR 400Fundraising Board Development3
THTR 401Business of the Arts3
THTR 411Dramatic Criticism3
THTR 430Play Direction II3
THTR 490Theatre Cooperative Education Experience4-16