Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

For more information about the Theatre Arts and Dance department, learning objectives, faculty, and student opportunities, please visit the Theatre Arts and Dance Website.

Theatre Arts and Dance Faculty & Staff

Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL)

Download the degree requirements, which are listed on the DPCL for each major and concentration:

Theatre Arts and Dance Minors

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers the following minors:

Theatre Arts Course Descriptions

Dance Course Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum

The department of Theatre Arts and Dance offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts program and Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Business Administration program. All are designed to provide 128 credit hours.

The theatre arts major provides concentrated theatre courses within a liberal arts context. The theatre arts major with a minor in business administration was developed for those who are interested in arts management. The required core of theatre courses roots the individual student in the theatre arts, while the business courses give the student complementary skills which may be applied to many areas of business and arts management.

Performance Standards and Proficiencies

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisors concerning these requirements.

  • In all programs, no more than a total of six additional hours in Play Production (THEA M300), Theatre Workshop (THEA M262), and Advanced Performance Workshop (THEA M321) may be counted toward the 128 hours needed for graduation.
  • All students are expected to be involved in at least one production each semester. Completion of at least one production crew is required by the fall term of the sophomore year. A student placed on academic probation must cease all production activity until good standing is restored.
  • Majors and minors are expected to participate in departmental forums and meetings.
  • Each senior develops a personal capstone thesis. Thesis primarily are the development and writing of a research thesis. Limited merit projects may consist of the directing of a short play and the compiling of a production book, the design of a production, or a management project.
  • In order to graduate with a degree in theatre arts, a student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as well as a 2.5 departmental GPA. All majors are expected to achieve a minimum of 2.5 in theatre arts courses.