Academic Catalog

Theatre, Bachelor of Arts

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Probability and Statistics
Elementary Statistics
College Mathematics
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry and Society
and Chemistry and Society Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Math, Logic and/ or Natural Science:
Select any course in Mathematics or Natural Sciences listed above or:3-4
Foundations of Human Physiology
and Foundations of Human Physiology Laboratory
Genetics and Society
Human Biology and Society
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Science
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric
Deductive Logic
Calculus II
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Strategies for Information Discovery
Intro to Music Technology
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
Fine Arts, Humanities and/or History:
Select any course in Fine Arts or History listed above or:3
American Studies, 17th - 19th Century
American Studies, 20th Century
Introduction to Creative Writing
Business Writing
Understanding English Grammar
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
African American Literature
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Comparative Religion
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introductory Spanish I: Business
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 13
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory German I
Introductory Spanish I
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select two of the following:6
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
General Ed. Electives:
Select any course from any section above or:3
American Sign Language II
Introductory French II
Introductory German II
Introductory Spanish II
Major Requirements
All students must complete the following six courses with a minimum grade of “C”
THEA U300Script Analysis3
THEA U301Dramatic Theory & Criticism3
THEA U377Stagecraft3
THEA U373Fundamentals of Play Directing3
THEA U385Theatre History I3
THEA U386Theatre History II3
Students must complete the required 21 credit hours from Group A: Performance or Group B: Production and earn a minimum grade of C in all courses.21
Supporting Courses
Select two of the following:6
Voice and Diction
Theatre for Youth
Internship or Independent Study in Theatre
Shakespeare Survey
Studies in Shakespeare
Modern and Contemporary World Drama
Senior Seminar
THEA U490Senior Seminar in Theatre3
Cognate or Minor 2
Select 12-18 credits12-18
Select 11-17 credits11-17
Total Hours120

The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.


With approval of advisor

Group A: Performance

THEA U261Rehearsal and Performance (1-3 hours)3
THEA U370Voice for the Actor3
THEA U374Intermediate Acting3
THEA U375Audition Techniques3
THEA U376Stage Movement for the Actor3
THEA U402Alternative Styles in Acting3
or THEA U401 Classical Styles in Acting
THEA U473Advanced Play Directing3
Total Hours21

Group B: Production

THEA U260Theatre Laboratory (1-3 hours)3
THEA U310Stage Makeup3
THEA U378Playwriting3
THEA U379Lighting Design3
THEA U380Scene Design3
THEA U384Technical Directing3
THEA U400Scenography3
Total Hours21