May 24, 2024  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

Theatre Arts, B.A.

Theatre Arts B.S./B.A. Degree Requirements

Intended Outcomes/Objectives for Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre Arts

A successful student will:

  • Develop visual and aural perceptions for theatre performance.
  • Understand basic production processes (i.e. performing, acting, stage direction, design, and the necessary technical operations related to production).
  • Become familiar with the historical and cultural dimensions of theatre.
  • Make informed assessments of quality in works of theatre and other related art forms.
  • Explore post-baccalaureate opportunities with faculty guidance starting a minimum of one year before graduation.
  • Have the opportunity to: attend professional conferences, festivals, work with artists in residence, and/or guest artists.
  • Function in a variety of artistic roles through the presentation of public performances.

Other Information

  • Students will complete a Capstone connected to a realized project. The Capstone consists of a written paper and an oral presentation to faculty of the concept, process and realization of the project, together with an assessment of the student’s entire learning experience and its impact on the work as a whole. Students who show areas of deficiency may pass with qualifications. In these cases an individualized learning strategy will be developed to be completed before graduation.
  • Juries will be held annually for all theatre majors to assess progress and determine each student’s level of skill and competency.
  • Exit interviews will be held for all graduating seniors
  • Students will have the opportunity to have their skills assessed by professionals/guest artists working in the industry and/or graduate school programs.
  • Students will engage in the enrichment of the university and local community through the presentation of artistic works in theatre.
  • Every student will be assigned a faculty/staff mentor. The student/mentor relationship is critical to success and progress within the program.
  • Every student is required to abide by the policies and procedures set up in the Departmental Student Handbook.
  • Every student is required to pass all classes in their major with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.

Students who meet specific levels of competency may be given advanced placement. All students seeking advanced placement must audition, interview and/or present a portfolio for consideration. Additional testing may be required.

Core Requirements: All majors in theatre arts, completing the theatre arts degree will complete the following theatre arts core:

General Education Core

See General Education 

  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the Experiential Education Requirement courses for graduation.

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program (1-3 Credits)

Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)

Students create a project of their own design 

Select Project Track (2 Credits)

Students select a project from the designated list 

Degree Requirements (16 Credits)

BA Degree Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

Theatre Arts Curriculum Summary

Total Core Credits: 36

Content Electives (See below) (12 Credits)

Customize to fit your individual training needs. In addition to the 36 credit core, students must complete at least 12 credits of study under the THEA prefix in an advised content area. Must be approved by your assigned faculty advisor.
Required Credits (48 Hours minimum)

Other Electives

  • Free Electives (includes completing minor, B.A./B.S. requirements or enrichment courses) 20-22 credits


Total Credits, B.A degree: 120