Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance
If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. You’ll begin with a well-rounded theatre core: tech to acting, management to history. While you can proceed to the BFA track if you wish, students who stay in our BA program generally want to establish professional experience in multiple subjects. For example: a degree in theatre with a minor in screenwriting, studio arts, photography, or design – you’ll be an unstoppable artistic powerhouse for any theatre-based profession.
The BA in Theatre Performance requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 52 credits in major requirements, 4 credits in designated electives, and 28 credits in unrestricted electives. The program of study is provided as follows.
Liberal Arts Core Requirements: 36 credits
Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)
- FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
- ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
- ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
- SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)
Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)
Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)
Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.
Major Requirements: 52 credits THEA 1021 Stage Management (2 credits)
THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits)
THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits)
THEA 1024 Stagecraft (2 credits)
THEA 1130 Acting I (4 credits)
THEA 1230 Acting II (4 credits)
THEA 2030 Contemporary Theatre Canon (2 credits)
THEA 2031 Music Theatre Canon (2 credits)
THEA 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits)
THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (4 credits)
THEA 3067 Rehearsal & Production I: Junior (4 credits)
THEA 3068 Rehearsal & Production II: Junior (4 credits)
THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits)
THEA 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits)
THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits)
THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits)
Designated Electives: 8 credits
Choose 4 credits in upper?division THEA electives.
Unrestricted Electives: 24 credits
- Complete a 24?credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 4 additional credits of
- Complete 24 credits of unrestricted electives.