Department of Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

A robust and comprehensive program, the 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre provides our undergraduates with instruction in all aspects of modern theatre production and study. The degree is designed to prepare students for careers in both theatre and the general entertainment industry, professional arenas with unique natures that require students to have a working knowledge of every component of the profession in order to succeed. Engendering teamwork, communication, problem solving and creativity, skills most highly valued by all employers, the BA provides students with an ideal degree for entrance to any career. The B.A. requires core courses in stage and costume technology, acting, play analysis and theatre history.

Students take electives in all areas of theatre practice and study, and thereby tailor their studies to their specific aeas of interest as they progress through the program. Acting, stage design and costume technology are only some examples of the options available to students. B.A. students have abundant opportunities to practice their craft -- as our production season fulfills a major component of the educational mission. The regular production schedule consists of four fully mounted Main Stage productions on two well-equipped stages, along with two to three studio productions that are often designed and directed by students. Course credit is earned by working on productions in acting, design or technical theatre. 

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BA Degree Plan

As part of the 120-credit hour undergraduate degree, the BA in Theatre demands a minimum of 48 credit hours in lower and upper division Theatre courses.

The four-year course rotation typically balances Theatre courses with General Education requirements and electives. Students have a broad selection to choose from, including:





Acting I
Stage Technology
Costume Technology
Play Analysis
Theatre Practica
Acting II
Stage Speech and
Movement for the Actor
Introduction to Stage
Stage Makeup
Theatre History I and II
Theatre Practica
Acting III
Scene Design for
Lighting for Theatre
Stage Costume Design
Sound Design and Technology
Advanced Stage
Contemporary Theatre History
Stage Management
Theatre Practica
Senior Project
Stage Combat
Acting for the Camera
Seminar in Advanced Costume Construction
Scene Painting