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Department of Theatre

Degree Programs

B.A. / B.S. in Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Theatre provides for the study of theatre within the context of the liberal-arts curriculum. Most students earning the B.A. degree are interested in a broad education that includes general education, theatre courses and elective study outside of theatre.  B.A. students take four semesters of foreign language study to complete general education requirements.  While, B.S. students take an additional 7-8 hours of mathematics and/or science.

Theatre BA/BS Degree Plan

B.F.A. in Theatre

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre is a pre-professional degree with concentrations in Musical Theatre, Acting, and Design Technology.

B.F.A. Concentrations

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Minor in Theatre

The minor in Theatre requires 21 credit hours including: THEA 213 – Acting I, THEA 250 – Stagecraft I, THEA 270 – Directing I, THEA 423 – Theatre History I, THEA 424 – Theatre History II, and electives approved by a Theatre advisor.

Minor in Arts Administration

The Arts Administration minor requires 21 hours and balances classroom instruction with hands-on work on department productions and activities. Experiential learning with arts organizations in nearby Birmingham is also encouraged. Course requirements encourage students to explore the relationship between arts and culture, communication, business, public relations and finance, as well as the needs and challenges facing the contemporary entertainment industry.

Students will be prepared to work in a variety of arts and theatre settings in various administrative capacities. The minor can be combined with a performance emphasis degree to expose a theatre student to a wider variety of career options and provide a versatile range of skill sets to enter the profession.