Degree Plan, Courses and Advisement

TTheatre Degree Plans, Courses and Advisement

 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS

An departmental audition is required for all incoming Theatre Majors and Minors. Once admitted, Majors and Minors must earn a minimum of “C” in all Theatre classes. Those who earn a grade below "C" must repeat the course to receive credit. All theatre majors must meet with the Department Director for advisement at least once per semester. Please read the Theatre Program Requirements and Regulations for Academic Progress for more details on department standards and expectations. 

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) IN THEATRE  - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS……………….120 total credit hours

Required Theatre Courses – 62 credit hours

Acting & Performance Training (25 sch)

Theatre Studies and Professional Development (21 sch)

*Only 1 of these courses is required to fulfill the Theatre major. However, the second course can be taken to fulfill the student’s university elective requirement.

Technical Theatre (16 sch)

Dance/Movement – 4 credit hours 

Theatre Majors are required to take four dance classes from the Department of Human Performance and pass with a minimum grade of "C" or higher in each class. Those who earn a grade below "C" must repeat the course to receive credit. View available courses in the university catalog, here.

University Core Curriculum Requirements* - 42 credit hours 

  • Communications (9 sch)
  • Mathematics (3 sch)
  • Computing (3 sch)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (15 sch)
  • Natural Science (6 sch)
  • Humanities and Performance/Visual Arts (6 sch)

Foreign Language Requirement* - 6 credit hours 

Students must take two classes of the same language. 

Electives* - 6 credit hours

*View available core curriculum, foreign language and elective classes in the suggested Theatre degree program in the university catalog, here

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THEATRE MINOR – COURSE REQUIREMENTS…………………………………….28 total credit hours

Theatre Minors are welcome! Students are encouraged to become involved in the Theatre Program as a complement to their academic major. Theatre Minors are held to all Departmental standards and regulations concerning auditions, course prerequisites, and production attendance and participation. All Minors must be advised by the Theatre Program Director before registering for Theatre courses. In addition to the required courses, Minors are encouraged to take available Theatre Studies courses and electives as an option to fulfill the university Humanities and/or Elective requirements. A successful Theatre Minor must complete, at minimum, the following courses: 

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THEATRE ARTS TEACHER’S CERTIFICATION

Theatre Majors seeking all-level certification for teaching must meet all admission requirements and complete additional courses for the Office of Teacher Certification in the College of Education listed in the university catalog. Theatre Majors can also choose a Texas Education Agency approved teacher certification option. Interested student should schedule a meeting with the Theatre Academic Advisor for details.

COURSES AND ELECTIVES FOR NON-MAJORS/MINORS 

The following courses are offered to non-majors/minors as electives or for the satisfaction of the core curriculum requirement in the visual and performing arts:

 COURSE OFFERINGS BY SEMESTER 

The following courses are offered in the Fall Semester.

The following courses are offered in the Spring Semester.

 

 

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