Requirements for the major

I. Departmental requirements: 

A. The Theatre major consists of 37 credit hours to be taken as follows:

1. Required core consists of 28 credit hours.

  • Theatre Practicum (4 hours):
    Course ID Course Description
    University Theatre Company (four semesters for a total of four credit hours; at least one semester must be taken in THTR 1101)
    THTR-1100 University Theatre Company I—Acting, directing, dramaturgy, choreography. May be repeated up to 3 times.
    THTR-1101 University Theatre Company II—Construction, running crew, stage management, design. May be repeated up to 4 times.
  • Technology and Design (6 Hours):
    Course ID Course Description
    THTR-1320 Introduction to Production Techniques OR
    THTR-1330 Principles of Costume Technology
    THTR-2310 Principles of Design OR
    ART-1410 Design
  • Performance (3 Hours):
    Course ID Course Description
    THTR-1350 Introduction to Acting
  • Directing and Playwriting (6 Hours):
    Course ID Course Description
    THTR-3340 Directing
    THTR-3360 Playwriting
  • Literature and History of Theatre (9 hours):
    Course ID Course Description
    THTR-2332 Play Structure and Analysis
    THTR-3331 History of Theatre I: The Classical Stage to the Theatre of the Enlightenment OR
    THTR-3332 History of Theatre II: From Romanticism to Performance Art
    THTR-3337 Contemporary Theatre

2. 9 additional hours of Theatre electives of which no more than 3 credit hours of directed studies or special topic courses may be applied toward the required 37 hour major.

B. At least 18 hours of the Theatre major must be upper-division coursework.

C. Additional courses in Theatre may be taken, but not substituted for those listed to fulfill the major requirements.

II. University requirements:

Completion of all other required elements of the Pathways curriculum and at least 120 credit hours. 


I. University Requirements

Completion of all university requirements. 

II. Departmental Requirements

The Department of Human Communication and Theatre offers a major Honors Program in both Human Communication and Theatre. A description of the program is available in the departmental office.

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