Drama, B.A.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours, to include 50 credits in the major, and at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Theatre Studies:18
Playscript Analysis
Acting I
Elements of Design for the Stage
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
Directing I
Complete two of the following courses and their corresponding lab:
Stagecrafts: Scenery
and Stagecrafts: Scenery Lab
Stagecrafts: Costume
and Stagecrafts: Costume Lab
Stagecraft: Lighting & Sound
and Stagecrafts: Lighting & Sound Lab
Stagecrafts: Makeup & Wardrobe
and Stagecrafts: Makeup & Wardrobe Lab
Advanced Theatre Practice*4
Advanced Theatre Practice - Theatre Management
Select 3 credits from the following: **
Advanced Theatre Practice-Performance
Advanced Theatre Practice-Scenery
Advanced Theatre Practice-Costumes
Advanced Theatre Practice - Theatre Management
Advanced Theatre Practice-Production
Advanced Theatre Practice-Running Crew
Additional Theatre History Elective3
Select 3 credits from the following:
Broadway: Development of the American Musical
American Theatre History
Global Performance and Theatre
Feminist Theatre
Select 24 credits from the following list OR any 300- or 400-level THR course:
Voice for the Actor
Experimental Course
Acting II
Technical Production: Scenery
Technical Production: Costumes
Theatre Graphics
Technical Production: Sound and Lighting
Advanced Makeup
Introduction to Wig & Hairstyling
Experiential Theatre Project
Arts Admin and Entrepreneurship
Arts Management
Arts Marketing
Introduction to Community Arts
The Arts as Human Experience
The Arts as Social Change: Theory and Practice

Note: Junior and senior transfer students must complete a minimum of 2 credits in this requirement.


Advanced Theatre Practice courses may be repeated for credit with the exception of THR 490


Electives sufficient to complete the 120 credit hours required for degree.

College of Visual and Performing Arts Minor Requirement

Students pursuing a B.A. degree in the College of Visual and Performing Arts must also complete all requirements in a minor area of study that is different from their declared major field. Students may select minors in or outside the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and students are encouraged to seek advice from CVPA advisors when making this choice. Any B.A. student who is pursuing a double major is exempt from this requirement. See the Minor Requirement topic on the College of Visual and Performing Arts page for more information.

Disciplinary Honors in Theatre 


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as outlined below. 
  • A grade of at least B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors requirements for Theatre
  • A declared Theatre Major
  • At least a 3.30 overall GPA at graduation
Select 9 credits from the following: *9
400-level THR course
Contract course
Independent study
Acting II
Honors Work **
Select 3 credits of the following 13
Senior Honors Project
Honors Work
Capstone Production Practicum

University Honors courses may be substituted for up to 6 credits of the 9 credits required. These courses offer a wide range of subjects and can often serve as GEC courses for the Theatre Major.


Course qualifies if taken toward completion of HSS 490.


The B.A. Capstone Experience, building on earlier courses, and/or University Studies Abroad to create a capstone experience, can serve as credit or substitute for these course. Students present their topics to their B.A. Faculty Review Committees for approval at least one semester before completing the capstone project. Upon completing the project, students summarize and analyze their project with the Faculty Review Committee. See advisor for possible capstone project examples.

400-level THR course

Any 400-level THR course completing graduate work with graduate students. Instructor must be notified at the beginning of course.

Contract Course

Any THR course negotiated as a Contract Course between the Honors Candidate and the instructor meeting Honors council guidelines for Contract Courses. See advisor for application forms and deadlines for submission.

Independent Study

Taken under the guidance of a faculty member, perhaps taken in preparation for the Capstone Experience/Project. See advisor for approval.


The designation “Completed Disciplinary Honors in Theatre” and the title of the Senior Honors Project will be printed on the student’s official transcript.

Honors Advisor

See Deborah Bell and undergraduate curriculum advisor for further information and guidance about Honors in Theatre.