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Theatre Arts (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Theatre Arts

Major: TA

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Department: Theatre Arts

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details,
contact the department.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education
requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the
major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the
degree.

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation 1

Foreign Language (completion of the second semester of a single foreign language;


6-8
hours will vary depending on the language taken)

Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above (in addition to
6
courses counted toward general education)

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other
degree requirements)

Total 13-15

Department of Theatre Arts

Type Hours
Academic Core 12

Theatre Arts 360, 361, 362 and 371

Performance Core 9

Theatre Arts 320

Theatre Arts 321 or 533

Theatre Arts 322, 323, 330, 420, 421, 533 (select one)

Production Core 9

Theatre Arts 240 and 241

Theatre Arts 340, 345, 349 (select one)

African American Theatre Core 9

Theatre Arts 326 and 366

Theatre Arts 322, 323 or 343 (Select one)

Performance/Production Projects: Theatre Arts 3501 3

Electives in Theatre Arts 18

Minimum Total 60

Supporting Courses

Type Hours

Humanities 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, or 596 3

Electives in the Division of Humanities, other than Theatre Arts, at the 300 level or above 9

Minimum Total 121

Only 60 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.
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All theatre majors are required to work on six productions as part of their studies; this requirement is enforced using the TA
350 course number and requirement. (Exception: stage managing generates one full credit hour of TA 350, thus reducing the
total number of productions required.). Students are expected to experience a variety of theatre skills in addressing this
requirement. No more than one credit hour in any single aspect of theatre (e.g., acting, scenery, costumes, etc.) may be
applied toward this requirement. Students may enroll for two sections in one semester, but this is not encouraged. Refer to
the TA 350 Policy for details on how this course is organized and how it functions during the semester.