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Theatre Degree

Degrees Offered

Program Objectives

  • An ability to think critically and analytically, and to evaluate critical concepts in the context of a range of individual dramatic works.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge in acting, directing, design, technology and the aesthetic qualities associated with credible theatre production.
  • An ability to demonstrate knowledge in dramatic literature, history, theory/analysis, and criticism.
  • An ability to select and apply knowledge of diversified literature and style to a wide variety of audiences, literature, and performance venues.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN THEATRE

General Education Component - 41 Credits
For general education requirements and additional requirements for UNA students, refer to Academic Procedures and Requirements Section of the UNA Undergraduate Catalog.

Additional Requirements - 9 Credits
Foreign Language at the Introductory Level - 6
Computer Literacy (CIS 125 or CS 135) - 3

Major Core Requirements - 33 Credits
TH 100 Elements of Theatre - 3
TH 220 Acting I - 3
TH 250 Theatrical Design - 3
TH 301 Elements of Theatre II - 3
TH 310W Script Analysis - 3
TH 370 Directing I - 3
TH 402 Dramatic Literature and Criticism I - 3
TH 405 Dramatic Literature and Criticism II - 3
TH 430 History of the Theatre I - 3
TH 440 History of the Theatre II - 3
TH 460 Arts Management - 3

Option 1: Acting Concentration – 18 Credits
TH 200 Voice and Diction - 3
TH 320 Movement for the Stage - 3
TH 335 Acting for the Camera and Digital Media - 3
TH 400 Acting II - 3
TH 480 Topics in Theatre - 3
TH 495 Advanced Performance Projects - 3

Option 2: Design/Tech Concentration – 18 Credits
TH 340 Scene Design - 3
TH 350 Lighting Design - 3
TH 360 Costume Design - 3
TH 380 Stage Management - 3
TH 480 Topics in Theatre - 3
TH 495 Advanced Performance Project - 3

Option 3: General Theatre Concentration – 18 Credits
TH 200 Voice and Diction - 3
TH 320 Movement for the Stage - 3
TH 400 Acting II - 3
Choose two courses from the following 3 credit-hour courses:
TH 340 Scene Design - 3
TH 350 Lighting Design - 3
TH 360 Costume Design - 3
Choose one course from the following 3 credit-hour courses:
TH 380 Stage Management - 3
TH 470 Directing II - 3
TH 480 Topics in Theatre - 3

General electives to bring total to 120

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN THEATRE (18 Credits)

Acting I (TH 220) - 3
Theatrical Design (TH 250) - 3
Directing I (TH 370) - 3
Choose three courses from the following 3 credit-hour courses:
Movement for the Stage (TH 320) - 3
Scene Design (TH 340) - 3
Lighting Design (TH 350) - 3
Costume Design (TH 360) - 3
Acting II (TH 400) - 3
Dramatic Literature and Criticism I (TH 402) - 3
Dramatic Literature and Criticism II (TH 405) - 3
History of Theatre I (TH 430) - 3
History of Theatre II (TH 440) - 3
Arts Management (TH 460) - 3
Directing II (TH 470) - 3
Topics in Theatre (TH 480) - 3