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Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, B.A.

Minimum hours required for degre: 120

Minimum hours required for major:  54

Major-Field Requirements

All Dramatic Arts majors are required to successfully complete a minimum of 54 credit hours consisting of the core curriculum (13 courses) and one specialization track (6 courses).


*A minimum of 2 credits must be taken in both THE 101 and THE 102, with the remaining 2 credits to be selected from THE 101, 102, or 103 at the discretion of the student.   

Specialization tracks:

1. Acting track

The acting track focuses on acting skills while emphasizing the relation of acting to the ancillary disciplines that directly affect the actor. An actor should know and understand the work of the director and the various designers and artisans of the technical theatre in order to meet the challenges of a professional career or graduate education.

2. Directing track

The successful director is one who is able to make informed decisions about every aspect of production from acting and design to movement and staging. The emphasis on directing courses augments a broad range of necessary skills courses needed to pursue an academic or professional career.

3. Technical Theatre track

A designer needs to know the various collaborations necessary to the creative process. A successful designer will understand the actor’s and director’s process in order to successfully create and communicate his or her ideas. Practical experience and a portfolio are essentials for both the professional theatre and admission to a graduate program in technical theatre.