Theatre Arts

B.A. in Theatre Arts with Major in Theatre Arts 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredits
THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre Arts 3
THEA 161 Acting I 3
Essential Studies courses 9
 Credits15
Second Semester
THEA 201 Theatre Practicum 1
THEA 230 Text Analysis 3
THEA 260 Costume Craft 3
Essential Studies courses 8
 Credits15
Second Year
First Semester
THEA 225 Makeup for the Stage 3
THEA 270 Stagecraft 3
THEA 300
Play Direction I
or Stage Management
3
Required course in chosen subplan 3
Essential Studies course 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
THEA 330 Contemporary Theatre 3
Required courses in chosen subplan 6
Essential Studies courses 6
 Credits15
Third Year
First Semester
Required courses in chosen subplan 5
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 10
 Credits15
Second Semester
Required courses in chosen subplan 5
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 10
 Credits15
Fourth Year
First Semester
THEA 423 History of the Theatre: Classical, Medieval and Renaissance courses is offered every other fall, so students may need to take the course in the fall of their third year 3
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 12
 Credits15
Second Semester
THEA 424 History of the Theatre: Seventeenth Century to the Present course is offered every other year, so students may need to take it in the spring of their third year 3
Essential Studies/General Elective courses 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

Majors are required to meet with their faculty adviser each semester before registering for classes.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.


Students are also encouraged to study abroad at some point in their studies. They should consult with their adviser to plan for this worthwhile educational experience.