Theatre Arts - Bachelor of Arts

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Science Course (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts3
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
THEA 1221Beginning Acting3
THEA 1222Stage Movement3
THEA 1223The Art of Theatre3
THEA 2310
2310L
Stagecraft
and Stagecraft Laboratory
4
THEA 1310
1310L
Introduction to Costuming
and Costume Craft Lab
4
THEA 1415Running Crew I2
THEA 2993Theatre Workshop I (.5 X 4 semesters) 42
THEA 2421Vocal Production for the Actor3
THEA 2415Running Crew II1
THEA 2340Introduction to Design3
THEA 300Theatre Workshop II (.5 X 4 semesters) 42
THEA 303Theatre History I (Offered in alternate years)3
THEA 304Theatre History II (Offered in alternate years)3
THEA 345Costume Practicum1
THEA 346Scenic Practicum1
THEA 347Lighting Practicum1
THEA 348Running Crew III1
THEA 349Running Crew IV1
THEA 395Directing I3
THEA 439Senior Seminar (Offered Fall only)3
THEA elective courses
Select one from the following:3
Script Analysis3
Society in Style: Fashion, History and Culture3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Modern European Drama3
Dramatic Character3
American Drama3
Studies in Drama3
Select one from the following:3
Costume Design3
Scene Design3
Sound Design3
Lighting Design3
Select 9 credits from THEA 300/400 level courses 59
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 617-20
Total Credits120
1

 See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

A Mathematics General Education course is required but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course selected first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

Theatre majors must enroll in Theatre Workshop each semester.  THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I for freshmen and sophomores and THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II for juniors and seniors, 2 credits total for each course equaling a total of 4 credits.

5

Courses from this category must not duplicate selections above.

6

Elective credit may vary based on General Education course selection, prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts there is no second language requirement for the degree.

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics and ENGL 1110G Composition I . The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL 1110G Composition I (C- or better) 4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics (C- or better) 1 3
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Science Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3-4
THEA 1221 Beginning Acting (C- or better) 3 3
THEA 1223 The Art of Theatre (C- or better) 3
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5-17.5
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 2 3
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
THEA 2310
2310L
Stagecraft (C- or better in both; tech design take this 2nd semester; performers take Stage Movement) 3
or Stage Movement
4
THEA 1415 Running Crew I (C- or better) 2
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
 Credits16.5
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
THEA 1310
1310L
Introduction to Costuming
and Costume Craft Lab (C- or better in both) 3
4
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 303 Theatre History I (C- or better) 3
THEA 2421 Vocal Production for the Actor (C- or better) 3
THEA 2415 Running Crew II (C- or better) 1
THEA 2340 Introduction to Design (C- or better) 3
 Credits17.5
Spring
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
THEA 1222
Stage Movement (C- or better; performers take Stagecraft and lab 2nd year, design/tech students take Stage Movement)
or Stagecraft and Stagecraft Laboratory
3
THEA 2993 Theatre Workshop I (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 304 Theatre History II (C- or better) 3
THEA 345 Costume Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 347 Lighting Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 348 Running Crew III (C- or better) 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Creative Writing: Playwriting
Modern European Drama (C- or better) 4
Dramatic Character (C- or better)
American Drama (C- or better)
Studies in Drama
 Credits18.5
Third Year
Fall
General Education Elective Course 2 3-4
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 346 Scenic Practicum (C- or better) 1
THEA 349 Running Crew IV (C- or better) 1
Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
Elective Course 6 3
 Credits11.5-12.5
Spring
Viewing a Wider World Course 5 3
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA 395 Directing I (C- or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Costume Design (C- or better)
Scene Design (C- or better)
Sound Design (C- or better)
Lighting Design (C- or better)
THEA Elective Course (Upper-Division) (C- or better) 3
Elective Course 6 2
 Credits14.5
Fourth Year
Fall
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
THEA Elective Course (Upper-Division)(C- or better) 3
THEA Elective Course (Upper-Division)(C- or better) 3
THEA 439 Senior Seminar (C- or better) 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
 Credits15.5
Spring
THEA 300 Theatre Workshop II (C- or better) 0.5
Elective Course 6 3
Elective Course 6 3
Elective Course (Upper-Division) 6 3
 Credits9.5
 Total Credits120-122
1

MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics is suggested for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter MATH 210G first or any other General Education Mathematics course.

2

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

3

THEA 1221 Beginning Acting, THEA 2310 Stagecraft/ THEA 2310L Stagecraft Laboratory, THEA 1310 Introduction to Costuming/ THEA 1310L Costume Craft Lab can be taken in any order, but all five courses must be completed by the end of Year Two.

4

THEA 321V Modern European Drama will not count towards the Viewing a Wider World requirement

5

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses

6

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework. The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree. However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.