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Theatre Major: BA Degree Requirements

The Theatre major consists of Required Core Courses (27 credits) and Concentration Electives (18 credits) for a total of 45 credits.
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Hannah Garrahy '19 | Theatre major with an Acting Concentration
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Theatre Core Courses

Through the completion of these required courses, students gain a global perspective on the societies throughout history that fostered theatrical activity; explore the creative process of play production as inspired by the director’s vision and realized by the creative and technical staff; develop vocal and physical skills through the communicative act of performing literature and acquire hands-on practical experience through onstage, backstage, and front-of-house activities.

THE 172 Acting I for Majors (3 credits)
THE 176 Fundamentals of Design (3 credits)
THE 267* World Performance History I: Ancient through 17th Century (3 credits)
THE 268* World Performance History II: 17th Century through Present (3 credits)
THE 270* Directing I (3 credits) Writing Intensive 2 
THE 275** Technical Theatre (3 credits)
THE 364 Performance in America (3 credits) Writing Intensive 3 
Total - 21 Credits

And a total of 3 credits from the following with at least 1 of the 3 from THE 227:
THE 227 Theatre Design/Technical Practicum
THE 228 Theatre Performance/Rehearsal Practicum
THE 392 Practicum In Theatre
Total - 3 Credits

And please choose 1 of the following with advice and approval of Advisor:
THE 472*** Auditioning for the Stage and Screen (3 credits)
THE 473*** Producing and Directing (3 credits)
THE 474*** Experimental Theatre: Theory and Performance (3 credits)
THE 481*** Senior Project in Theatre (3 credits)
Total - 3 Credits


No grade of less than 2.0 (C) may be counted toward degree requirements for Theatre majors or minors.

*Fulfills TIER I of Liberal Arts Core
**Fulfills TIER II of Liberal Arts Core
***Fulfills TIER III of Liberal Arts Core

Areas of Concentration

In addition to the core theatre courses, students take more advanced courses in an area of specialized interest: Acting; Directing, Dramaturgy, & Cultural Performance; Dance and World Performance; and Design, Technology, and Management. Through intense training and study in these sub-fields, students acquire a greater understanding of the history and global manifestations of performance, the acquisition and application of specialized skills, and opportunities to engage in creative/collaborative processes to better prepare them for careers and graduate/professional study.



Acting Concentration


Dance and World Performance Concentration

Dance & World Performance

Directing, Dramaturgy, & Cultural Performance Concentration

Directing, Dramaturgy, & Cultural Performance

Design, Technology, & Management Concentration

Design, Technology & Management

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