May 23, 2019
Requirements for a Major in Theatre
A bachelor’s degree in theatre requires completion of (1) School of Communication’s core, (2) B.A. or B.S. degree requirements, (3) theatre core, (4) theatre electives, and (5) a theatre Capstone. The Bachelor of Arts requires between 51 and 63 credit hours, while the Bachelor of Science requires 60 credit hours.
School of Communications Core (credits: 6)
All students majoring in the School of Communications must complete the following core courses, for a total of six credits:
B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements
B.A. Degree Requirements
The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language of the student’s choice.
B.S. Degree Requirements for the Theatre Program
Theatre Core (credits: 35)
Design/Tech/Management Area (credits: 8)
Two of the following:
Theatre Studies Area (credits: 12)
Performance Area (credits: 9)
Advanced Theatre Study (credits: 6)
Two of the following, one of which must be a design course selected from THE 367, THE 368, or THE 369.
Theatre Electives (credits: 7)
Elective credit courses must be taken in addition to courses taken in the theatre core. Courses not selected to fulfill the theatre core may be taken as electives once the core requirements have been satisfied. Elective credit for THE 298 is available only after satisfying the tech lab requirement.
*A maximum of three credits from THE 490 - Internship may be counted toward the required theatre elective credit.
Capstone (credits: 3)
COM 495 - Issues in Communication (Capstone) Credits: 3
All students majoring in the School of Communications must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This Capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.
Suggested Pattern of Coursework for a Major in Theatre
Guidelines for completing the theatre major (check specific major requirements with your advisor). This option assumes students will complete the required skills, general education, and required courses working toward a B.S. or B.A. degree. Theatre students are encouraged to avoid taking evening courses where possible, due to rehearsal conflicts in the co-curricular theatre program.
*THE 161 fulfills the general education Foundations Arts category and is required for the theatre major.
*Two credits, one credit each, of THE 298 in concert with the two technical theatre classes selected.
Junior and Senior Year
Students select one design course and either an additional design course or THE 362 or THE 465.