BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
The Arts - General Education 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
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - 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
THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 222 Acting Fundamentals 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Humanities - General Education 3
Writing II 3
Open 3
Open 3
Open 3
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I
or THE 255 Lighting Design I
or THE 260 Costume Construction I
2-3
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Open 3
Open 3
Open 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

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

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Physical Sciences - General Education 3-4
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Open 3
Open 3
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
Total hours15-16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E.
3
Open 3
Open 3
THE or DAN elective (approved by advisor) 3
THE or DAN elective (approved by advisor) 3
THE 515 Theatre for Social Change 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Open 3
Open 3
THE or DAN elective (approved by advisor) 3
THE or DAN elective (approved by advisor) 3
THE 482 Senior Project in Theatre 1
Total hours13

Special notes

  • This degree is a non-comprehensive major and a minor or a second major is required.
  • Courses listed as "open" can be used towards a minor and/or second major and/or free electives.

Tips for success

  • THE 130 and THE 150 should be taken as soon as possible as they are prerequisites for a number of courses.
  • A number of courses are only offered every other semester or every other year. Please be mindful of these periodicities as visit your advisor often to stay on track.
Degree plan last reviewed 07-03-2018.