BA Four-Year Degree Plan

The theatre program may be completed in four years or eight semesters. The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that may be considered upon admission to the University. Your degree plan may vary due to availability of courses and course offerings. The theatre program is a non-comprehensive degree program, and a minor is required.

Sample schedule

The schedule below is to serve only as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor. Be sure to verify your schedule with the projected course offerings.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
General Education - The Arts 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
General education - Quantitative Literacy 3
General Education - Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
General Education - Humanities 3
Writing II 3
Foreign language (choose one language) 3
Fine Arts 3
Minor (See advisor) 3
THE 250 or THE 255 or THE 260 with corresponding lab 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
General Education - Cultural Competence 3
General Education - Public Issues 3
Foreign language 3
Philosophy 3
Minor course 3
THE 430 Directing I 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
General Education - Life Sciences 3-4
Foreign language 3
Minor course 3
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
General education - Physical Sciences 3-4
General Education - Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor course (300+ level) 3
THE 542 Theatre History II 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E.
3
THE/DAN elective (focus area) 3
Minor course 3
THE 515 Theatre for Social Change 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
Fine Arts 3
THE/DAN elective 3
THE/DAN elective 3
THE/DAN elective 3
Minor course 3
THE 482 Senior Project in Theatre 1