The Undergraduate Theatre Arts Option Degree Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film, Theatre, and Communications is divided into 3 options allowing students to focus on either Film
Arts, Theatre Arts, or Communication Arts.  The Theatre Arts option is designed to give students experience in theatrical production. 
This option includes courses in acting, technical production, script analysis, playwriting, and the study of modern and contemporary
theatrical production.


Our Goal:

To develop a meaningful voice to our artistry and to share that talent in the community and educational arenas. We combine theory and practice for a solid foundation in this highly demanding discipline.

Learning Environment:

We are the only university in the country to have won two American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Awards AND two National Irene Ryan Acting Awards. Our Theatre Arts program is so rewarding because it is so demanding. We are fully accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre).


Currently undergoing major renovations, we'll soon have a new 225-seat Thrust Theatre along with a 65-seat proscenium lab and outdoor arena housing public performances each semester. Our scene and costume shops and rehearsal rooms provide all we need to accommodate our busy production schedule.


Two mainstage and two lab productions per year, plus dark-night original script readings provide several opportunities to test your skills on our stages. From Shakespeare to original scripts, there is always a challenge waiting.

Degree Plans:

Our Theatre Arts undergraduate curriculum option is founded on a Liberal Arts education culminating in a 120-credit hour BA degree. Our graduate program in Performance (Acting or Directing) or Design (Scenic or Costume) culminates in a 60-credit hour Master of Fine Arts degree.

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