Theatre B.A.

Degree Requirements: 126 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
Area A1 - Communication Skills
Select 6 credit hours from Area A1 of the Core Curriculum6
Area A2 - Quantitative Skills
Select 3 credit hours from Area A2 of the Core Curriculum3
Area B - Global Engagement
Select 4 credit hours from Area B of the Core Curriculum4
Area C - Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
Select 6 credit hours from Area C of the Core Curriculum6
Area D - Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
Select 11 credit hours from Area D of the Core Curriculum11
Area E - Social Sciences
Select 12 credit hours from Area E of the Core Curriculum12
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
THEA   1100Theatre Appreciation3
THEA   1250Introduction to Production Concepts3
THEA   2332Stagecraft3
THEA   2333Fundamentals of Acting3
Foreign Language 2001 - Intermediate I3
Foreign Language 2001 - Intermediate II3
Health and Physical Education Activities
HLTH   1520Healthful Living2
Physical Education Activities2
FYE   1220First-Year Seminar2
Major Requirements
Specific Requirements:
THEA   2711Theatre Practicum1
THEA   3230Voice for the Stage3
THEA   3232Vectorworks for the Stage3
THEA   3337Play Directing3
THEA   3711Practicum: Professional Development1
THEA   4330Theatre History I: Origins to 17003
THEA   4331Theatre History II: 1700 to Contemporary3
THEA   4711Practicum: Capstone1
Select one from the following Upper Division Design Courses:3
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Select 15 credit hours from the following:15
Introduction to Performance Studies
Performance, Culture, Communication
Advanced Audio Production
Lighting and Cinematography
Selected Topics in Theatre
Stage Makeup
Movement for the Actor
Audition and the Business of Acting
Acting for the Screen
Acting: Scene Study
African American Theatre
Irish Theatre
Theatre Management
Rehearsal and Performance
Children's Theatre and Storytelling
Acting Styles
Drama in Performance
Seminar: World Theatre
Select 9 credit hours of Electives9
Minor - Required
Select 15 credit hours of Minor15
Total Credit Hours126

Other Program Requirements

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.

Honors in Theatre 

To graduate with Honors in Theatre, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • Successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (UHON) 4191 over three semesters
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone project
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at time of graduation

Suggested coursed for Honors:

Credit Hours
THEA   3337HPlay Directing (Honors)3
THEA   4330Theatre History I: Origins to 17003
THEA   4331STheatre History II: 1700 to Contemporary3
THEA   4335Scene Design3
THEA   4336Lighting Design3
THEA   4337Costume Design3


All Theatre majors are advised in the Foy Building, Room 3002, (912) 478-7740. Students in the University Honors Program (UHP) are also advised in the Foy Building, Room 3002.