Theatre Arts (BS)

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Departmental Admission Requirements

There are no specific admission requirements for this degree plan. 

The Application for Major form can be found on the Arts & Sciences Advising Center website.

General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements *31
The following courses are required by the program and satisfy the respective General Education Requirement(s):
Introduction to Acting as Communication
Cultural Diversity in Performance

*All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program (link provided above).  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.

College/School Requirements

Arts & Sciences Requirements
GEN 100Student Success Center First Year Experience1
or GEN 101 Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
Foreign Language 16-8
Electives in Natural Sciences or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above 26
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above 3
Minimum Total Hours13-15

Program/Major Requirements

Department of Theatre Arts
Academic Core
TA 326Cultural Diversity in Performance 43
TA 360Theatre History & Script Analysis I: Classical-Medieval 3
TA 361Theatre History & Script Analysis II: Renaissance-Romantic 3
TA 362Theatre History & Script Analysis III: Modern & Contemporary 3
TA 366History of the African-American Theatre 43
Performance Core
TA 224Introduction to Acting as Communication 3
TA 327Acting Fundamentals: The Craft of Imagination3
Design and Technology Core
TA 240Stagecraft-QR3
TA 243Design Aesthetics 3
TA 245Costume Construction3
Performance/Production Projects
TA 350Theatre Production Practicum 55
TA 433Fundamentals of Stage & Production Management3
TA 460Black Diasporic Conversations Seminar 41
TA 550Culminating Undergraduate Experience Practicum 3
Minimum Total Hours42
Supporting Courses
TA Electives18
Electives in the Division of Humanities, other than Theatre Arts (300-level or above)15
General Electives 60
Minimum Total Hours33

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

Culminating Undergraduate Experience (Graduation requirement)
Requirement fulfilled by completing:
Culminating Undergraduate Experience Practicum
1

Completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken

2

In addition to courses counted toward general education

3

May be incorporated into other degree requirements

4

Part of the African American Theatre program.

5

All theatre majors are required to work on five productions as part of their studies; this requirement is fulfilled by enrolling in the TA 350 (Theatre Production Practicum) course. Students are expected to experience a variety of theatre skills in addressing this requirement. Students may enroll for two sections in one semester, but this is not encouraged. All assignments count for one credit hour, with the exception of stage management, which counts for two credit hours. Refer to the TA 350 instructor for details on how this course is organized and how it functions during the semester.

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Students who satisfy General Education Requirements by courses defined by the program will require additional electives to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

Note: This is an example of how a student might complete their Theatre Arts degree. Students are encouraged to consult with their TA advisor to find the best path for the student based on the student’s schedule and current course offerings.

Flight Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
GEN 100
Student Success Center First Year Experience
or Arts & Sciences First Year Experience
1
TA 224 Introduction to Acting as Communication 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Quantitative Reasoning - QR 3
Foreign Language 1 4
Gen Education: Arts and Humanities - AH 3
 Hours17
Spring
ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
TA 240 Stagecraft-QR 3
General Education: Cardinal Core Social and Behavioral Sciences-SB 3
Foreign Language 2 4
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Sciences - S 3
 Hours16
Year 2
Fall
TA 327 Acting Fundamentals: The Craft of Imagination 3
TA 243 Design Aesthetics 3
TA 326 Cultural Diversity in Performance 3
TA 350 Theatre Production Practicum 1
TA 360
Theatre History & Script Analysis I: Classical-Medieval
or Theatre History & Script Analysis II: Renaissance-Romantic
or Theatre History & Script Analysis III: Modern & Contemporary
3
General Education: Cardinal Core Natural Science with Lab-B or S/SL 4
 Hours17
Spring
TA 245 Costume Construction 3
TA 361
Theatre History & Script Analysis II: Renaissance-Romantic
or Theatre History & Script Analysis I: Classical-Medieval
or Theatre History & Script Analysis III: Modern & Contemporary
3
TA 350 Theatre Production Practicum 1
General Education: Cardinal Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Historical Perspective - SBH, D2 3
Humanities elective (non-Theatre Arts) (300 level or above) 3
General Elective 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
TA 362
Theatre History & Script Analysis III: Modern & Contemporary
or Theatre History & Script Analysis I: Classical-Medieval
or Theatre History & Script Analysis II: Renaissance-Romantic
3
TA 433 Fundamentals of Stage & Production Management 3
TA 350 Theatre Production Practicum 1
Humanities elective (non-Theatre Arts) (300 level or above) 3
Theatre Arts Elective 3
Theatre Arts Elective 3
 Hours16
Spring
TA 366 History of the African-American Theatre 3
TA 460 Black Diasporic Conversations Seminar 1
TA 350 Theatre Production Practicum 1
Theatre Arts elective 3
Social Science or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities elective (non-Theatre Arts) (300 level or above) 3
 Hours14
Year 4
Fall
TA 350 Theatre Production Practicum 1
Theatre Arts elective 3
Social Science or Natural Science elective (300 level or above) 3
Humanities elective (non-Theatre Arts) (300 level or above) 3
General elective 3
General elective (if necessary) 0-3
 Hours13-16
Spring
TA 550 Culminating Undergraduate Experience Practicum 3
Theatre Arts elective 3
Theatre Arts elective 3
Humanities elective (non-Theatre Arts) (300 level or above) 3
 Hours12
 Minimum Total Hours121-124

Degree Audit Report
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  2. Click on the Academic Progress tile.
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Flight Planner
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