Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
A four-year program of study including major and university group-satisfying requirements. Theatre Arts majors often have elective credit room for minoring or double-majoring in a related field. The overall program of study provides opportunities to explore many areas of knowledge and to develop skills in creative thought, organization and communication. The B.A. is usually more appropriate for a theatre arts major than the B.S.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Similar to the B.A. but requires certain science and mathematics coursework in place of certain language and literature coursework.
In addition to general university-wide requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree, the department requires the following for a major in Theatre Arts:
1. All ten of the following courses
* Introduction to Design (TA 210)
* Theatre Production I and II (TA 211, 212)
* Acting I (TA 250)
* Introduction to Theatre Arts (TA 271)
* Play Direction (TA 364)
* History of the Theatre I, II and III (TA 367, 368, 369)
* Advanced Script Analysis (TA 462)
2. Three upper-division (advanced) courses in the theatre practices (acting, directing,
playwriting, scenery, costumes, lighting, technical theatre)
3. Three upper-division (advanced) courses in theatre studies (theatre history, dramatic
literature, dramaturgy, theory, criticism), one of which may be an advanced course
in dramatic literature, criticism, or aesthetic theory from another department
(subject to approval by adviser and department head).
4. Three credited assignments in production support, in one or more of the following
areas: scenery, props, lighting, costuming, stage crew or stage management
5. Letter grades of mid-C or better in all coursework for the major
Minor in Theatre Arts
The minor in Theatre Arts consists of 24 total credits in courses taken with the department. At least 16 credits must be completed at the university and at least 16 credits must be completed at the upper-division level. The student must complete at least one course in each of the following four areas: (1) literature and criticism, (2) theatre history, (3) performance, and (4) technical theatre and design. All coursework for the minor must be completed with letter grades of mid-C or better.