Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
The theatre major is designed to prepare students for careers in professional and community theatre, church drama ministries and theatre management. Students develop skills in acting, directing, design (sets and costumes), casting, voice, movement, lighting, sound, stage management and production management. Students acquire strong academic training while meeting the concrete challenges offered by actualized productions. The program provides numerous opportunities to be involved in campus productions both on stage as well as backstage. The degree is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).
- Fine Arts course in core curriculum must include THE1055.
- Literature course in core curriculum must include LIT2119.
|COM1005||Introduction to Communication Studies||2|
|COM3835||Communication Careers Seminar||1|
|THE1056||Drama and Ministry||2|
|THE2035||Movement for the Actor||2|
|THE2136||Voice and Speech for the Actor (OCE)||2|
|THE2165||Introduction to Stage Technologies||4|
|THE3257||History of the Theatre (WCE)||4|
|Workshops: Five enrollments selected from THE courses numbered 2625–2627, 2629, 4625–4626, 4628–4629, at least two of which must be taken for credit.||2–3|
|Elective courses selected from the following||15–16 cr|
|Workshop courses do not apply|
|THE3152||Advanced Acting Styles (may be repeated for credit)||4|
|THE3158||Design for the Theatre||4|
|THE4805||Special Topics in Theatre||4|
|THE4996||Theatre Production Internship||2–6|
|Must achieve second semester of first-year language sequence or higher. See the catalog.|
Note: WCE= Written Communication Emphasis; OCE = Oral Communication Emphasis. See the catalog for explanation and prerequisites.
What interesting classes might I take?
- Gender and Family Communication
- Global Communication
- Mass Media and Society
- Religion Writing
- Investigative Reporting
- Acting I
What can I do with a theatre major?
- Communications Consultant
- Creative Director
- Event Planner
- Media Analyst
- Organizational administrator
- Public Opinion Researcher
- Professor of Communication
- Speech Writer
If you don’t want to just be a stage actor but still want to study theatre, or you want to act but are wondering what else you can do with a B.A. in theatre, or you’re just wondering what else a theatre degree is good for, this article is for you!