Theatre Arts Degree

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Fundamental Courses

  • THEA 1203 - Introduction to Theatre
  • THEA 1303 - Acting I
  • THEA 1503 - Stagecraft 
  • THEA 2313 - Voice and Movement
  • THEA 2513 - Fundamentals of Design
  • THEA 2603 - Directing I
  • THEA 1711 - Studio Dance I
  • THEA 1721 - Studio Dance II
  • THEA 1431 - Theatre Practicum (Performance)
  • THEA 1451 - Theatre Practicum (Technical)

History and Literature

  • THEA 4213 - Theatre History I
  • THEA 4223 - Theatre History II

Acting/Directing Upper Division

  • THEA 3313 - Acting II
  • THEA 3323 - Personal Performance
  • THEA 4333 - Auditioning
  • THEA 4613 - Directing II

Design/Technology Upper Division

  • THEA 3533 - Scenic Design
  • THEA 3543 - Lighting Design
  • THEA 4553 - Costume Design
  • THEA 4623 - Stage Management


Through our educational offerings, students can earn a theatre major or a theatre minor, or take a few classes as electives for other degree programs or for self-enrichment.


B.A. in Theatre Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is a liberal arts degree with two available concentrations: (1) acting/directing and (2) design/technology. The program provides students with an education in theatre to develop skills and knowledge to create full stage productions of dramatic works.

A comprehensive undergraduate theatre degree prepares students for entrance into graduate Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts programs in Theatre at other state universities. The degree program gives students a strong education in the liberal arts, including a breadth of courses that develop critical thinking, creative problem solving, ethical perspectives, global and cultural awareness, and discipline based knowledge in a minor area of study.

Minor in Theatre Arts

Do you want to develop your public speaking skills or your ability to work as part of a group and meet deadlines? Do you want to develop your creativity and problem solving skills at the same time? If so, a theatre minor might be right for you. Most employers are desperate for the skills that are used every day in the theatre.