College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Theatre Major (BA Traditional)

The Department of Theatre and Dance provides students with a challenging variety of theatrical experiences that enrich their artistic, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual lives. Students will experience a rich blend of traditional classroom, hands-on laboratory, and performance opportunities that help prepare students for entry into professional careers in theatre, graduate study, or to support and strengthen their abilities and expertise in other fields such as education, business, or ministry.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Required
THR 101Introduction to The Theatre2
THR 111Theatre in Practice I2
or THR 112 Theatre in Practice II
THR 221Acting I4
THR 241Script Analysis4
THR 251Stagecraft4
THR 445Theatre History, Theory, and Literature I4
THR 446Theatre History, Theory, and Literature II4
THR 478Directing4
THR 499Senior Outcomes0
Select one of the following:4
Scenic Design (4)
Costume Design (4)
Lighting and Sound (4)
Electives
Select 12 credits of the following:12
Theatre in Practice I (0-1)
Theatre in Practice II (2)
Improvisation (2)
Introduction to Dance (3)
Dance for Musical Theatre (3)
Makeup for the Stage (2)
Modern Dance Technique (3)
Jazz Dance Technique (3)
Topics in Theatre (2)
New York Theatre Tour (2)
London Theatre Tour (2)
Acting II (4)
Voice, Diction & Dialects (2)
Scenic Design (4)
Costume Design (4)
Lighting and Sound (4)
Tap Dance Technique (3)
Dance History (3)
Choreography/Composition (3)
Ballet Technique (3)
Independent Study in Theatre (1-4)
Theatre Internship (4-16)
Total Credits44