The B.A. in Drama provides a broadly based approach for students who wish to emphasize theatre as an undergraduate major. A strong core of courses in acting, directing, stagecraft, playscript analysis, theatre history, and dramatic literature is supplemented by additional work in performance, technical theatre, and other theatre studies. B.A. Drama Majors have plentiful opportunities to develop analytical, communication, and presentational skills highly valued in university graduates.
All Theatre majors are expected to read and abide by the policies published in the Theatre Program student handbooks, available online.
- 122 credit hours, to include 50 credits in the major, and at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Stage Crafts: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound|
|Stage Crafts: Costuming and Makeup|
|Theatre History I|
|Theatre History II|
Select 4 credits from the following: *
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Scenery|
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Costumes|
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Box Office and/or Publicity|
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Production|
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Lighting|
|Advanced Theatre Practice-Performance **|
Select 3 credits from the following:
|Broadway: Development of the American Musical|
|American Theatre History|
|Non-Western Theatre and/or Film|
Select one of the following:
Select 18 credits from above and/or from the following:
|Voice for the Actor|
|The Actor's Space|
|Acting for the Camera|
|Theatre for Youth|
|Drama in Education|
|Theatre in Education|
|Technical Production: Scenery|
|Technical Production: Costumes|
|Technical Production: Sound and Lighting|
|Theatre Production Crafts|
|Introduction to Stage Management|
|Period Styles in Performance Design I|
|Period Styles in Performance Design II|
|Scene Painting I|
|Stage Millinery and Accessories|
|Historical Costume Pattern Drafting and Draping|
|Theatre Field Studies|
Note: Junior and senior transfer students must complete a minimum of 2 credits in this requirement.
No more than 3 credits may be from the course listed.
Related Area Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
Foundational-level proficiency in a language other than English required. Proficiency may be demonstrated by placement test or by completion of course work through course number 102 or higher.
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.
Electives sufficient to complete the 122 credit hours required for degree.