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    Prospective students with questions about the Theater program should email [email protected].

    Theater Director and Departmental Faculty Advisors:
    Cecilia Rubino (spring 2023)
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    Zishan Ugurlu (fall 2022)
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  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Theater (BA Theater). Many courses in the Theater curriculum are suitable for students with any degree of previous experience, and the participation of non-majors is encouraged. Students can also study this subject as a minor. Students interested in theater also have the option of combining the study of theater with the study of a liberal arts discipline by pursuing a BA degree in The Arts and choosing the Arts in Context concentration.

    Requirements for the BA in Theater

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Arts Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses (6-8 credits):

    • Choose 2 foundational courses in theater practice (6-8 credits):  
      • LTHR 2050 Acting Fundamentals
      • LTHR 2009 Introduction to Playwriting
      • LTHR 2025 Introduction to Directing

      Other required courses (24-36 credits):

      • 1 theater history course (3-4 credits)
      • 1 production course (0-4 credits)
      • 1 theater theory course (3-4 credits)
      • 1 dramatic literature course (3-4 credits)
      • 2 LTHR electives* (6-8 credits)
      • 3 Lang Interarts (LINA) courses (9-12 credits)

      *You must have a total of 8 elective Theater credits. Only one 2-credit course can be applied to this requirement.

      Senior capstone (3-4 credits):

      • Choose one:
        • LINA 4900 The Arts Senior Seminar (3-4 credits)
        • LINA 4990 Approved independent or collaborative project (3-4 credits)

      Total credits: 33-48

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