BA Three-Year Degree Plan

The theatre program may be completed in three years or nine semesters. You will have to take six hours for three summer semesters. The three-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 hours16-18
General Education 5-6
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
THE/DAN Elective (focus area) 2-3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
General education requirement- Science with Lab 4
Minor course 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1

Third semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
THE 250 or THE 255 or THE 260 with corresponding lab 3
Writing II 3
Foreign language 3
General education - Science 3
THE/DAN elective (focus area, 300+ level) 3
General Education 3

Fifth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
THE 323 Acting-Performance and Literature 3
Minor course (300+ level) 3
Foreign language 3
General education 3
PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Fine arts elective (300+ level) 3

Sixth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General education 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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
Foreign language 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Two minor courses (300+ level) 6

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
Foreign language (300+ level) 3
General education - Self-Understanding - Humanities 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Minor course (300+ level) 3
THE / DAN elective (focus area, 300+ level) 3

Ninth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General education 6