Apr 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Theatre, BA

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The most collaborative of the arts, theatre partakes of literature, history, music, movement, architecture, and design. Our students often begin as performers, then go on to master skills in design/technology directing, and playwriting.

Through rigorous work in academic, studio, and community settings, our theatre programs develop engaged artists and active learners. Faculty and students work together to learn, create, and communicate through exploration and collaboration. 

Major Requirements: 44 Credits

Foundations: 12 Credits

Complete all of the following:

Creation and Collaboration: 6 Credits

Complete the following:

Electives: 4 Credits

Complete one of the following groups:

  • Four credits from APTH, THEA, DANC

Practice: 4 Credits

Complete four credits from the following, in at least three different courses:

All courses are variable credit.

Capstone: 2 Credits

Complete two credits:

Program Details

Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

Through theatrical production and academic study, students completing the BA degree in Theatre will demonstrate:

  • practical skills in theatre production from among the following: design (scenic, lighting, costume, sound and/or make-up), acting, stage management, theatre technology, playwriting, devising, and directing;
  • effective collaboration skills, including leadership, time management, problem-solving, and effective communication;
  • a consistent artistic practice, including conceptualization, development of skills, constructive critique, revision, and public dissemination;
  • foundations for their artistic choices in the standards of the profession, including ethical and cultural questions in contemporary performance;
  • critical thinking, writing, speech, and organizational skills at an advanced undergraduate level.

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