Degrees & Requirements

The Department of Theatre offers both B.A. and B.F.A. degrees with concentrations available, and two minors.

In addition, the department offers a cooperative pre-professional program in association with Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia, a professional regional theatre. 

The department also offers the option of an add-on endorsement for those with teaching licensure or holding an endorsement in another teaching area.


  • Directing and Stage Management (B.F.A.)

    THRE 110 Stagecraft (3) 
    THRE 205 Acting I (3) 
    THRE 206 Acting II (3) 
    Two courses from: (6)
    THRE 204 Stage Lighting (3)
    THRE 207 Costume Construction (3)
    THRE 209 Computer Aided Drafting & 3D Design for the Theatre (3)
    THRE 272 Stage Management (3)
    Two courses from:* (2) 
    THRE 216 Ballet
    THRE 217 Jazz
    THRE 218 Tap
    THRE 219 Musical Theatre Styles
    THRE 416 Ballet II
    THRE 417 Jazz II
    THRE 418 Tap II
    THRE 419 Musical Theatre Styles II
    Two courses from: (4-6)
    THRE 235 Principles of Singing – Acting (2) 
    THRE 236 Principles of Singing – Acting II (2) 
    THRE 245 Voice for the Stage (3)
    THRE 300 Stage Movement (3) 
    THRE 305 Acting III (3)
    THRE 405 Acting IV (3)
    THRE 270 Script Analysis (3) 
    THRE 309 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3)
    THRE 312 Devised Performance (3) 
    THRE 314 Principles of Play Directing (3) 
    THRE 315 Advanced Directing for the Stage (3) 
    THRE 320 Theatre History I (3) 
    Two courses from: (6)
    THRE 321 Theatre History II
    THRE 322 American Theatre
    THRE 336 Musical Theatre History
    THRE 400 Senior Project (2)
    THRE 401-404 Theatre Practicum (8)
    THRE 480 Professional Theatre Experience (6)
    Total 61-63 
    Additional requirement
    MATH 120 or above 3 
    *Dance classes may be repeated for credit

  • Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)

    THRE 110 Stagecraft (3)
    THRE 111 Musical Theatre Class Voice (1)
    THRE 205 Acting I (3)
    THRE 206 Acting II (3)
    THRE 216 or 416 Ballet or Ballet II (1)
    THRE 217 or 417 Jazz or Jazz II (1)
    THRE 218 or 418 Tap or Tap II (1)
    THRE 219 or 419 Musical Theatre Styles of Musical Theatre Styles II (1)
    THRE 235 Principles of Singing – Acting (3)
    THRE 237 Music Skills for Musical Theatre (3)
    THRE 245 Voice for the Stage (3)
    THRE 270 Script Analysis (3)
    THRE 300 Stage Movement (3)
    THRE 320 Theatre History I (3)
    THRE 335 Musical Theatre (3)
    THRE 336 Musical Theatre History (3)
    THRE 400 Senior Project (2)
    THRE 401-404 Theatre Practicum (12)
    THRE 480 Professional Theatre Experience (6)
    MUSP 216 and/or Intermediate Voice – Private Lessons (3)
    MUSP 416* Advanced Voice – Private Lessons
    Total 57
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3)

    *MUSP 216 and MUSP 416 are 1 credit each. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credits.

  • Performance (B.F.A.)

    THRE 110 Stagecraft (3)
    THRE 205 Acting I (3)
    THRE 206 Acting II (3)
    Two courses from:* (2)
    THRE 216 Ballet
    THRE 217 Jazz
    THRE 218 Tap
    THRE 219 Musical Theatre Styles
    THRE 416 Ballet II
    THRE 417 Jazz II
    THRE 418 Tap II
    THRE 419 Musical Theatre Styles II
    THRE 245 Voice for the Stage (3) 
    THRE 270 Script Analysis (3) 
    THRE 300 Stage Movement (3) 
    THRE 305 Acting III (3) 
    THRE 320 Theatre History I (3) 
    THRE 400 Senior Project (2) 
    THRE 405 Acting IV (3) 
    Four additional courses in Theatre**(12)
    THRE 401-404 Theatre Practicum (12)
    THRE 480 Professional Theatre Experience (6)
    Total 49
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3)

    *Dance classes may be repeated for credit.

    **Chosen in consultation with advisor.

  • Production and Design (B.F.A.)

    THRE 110 Stagecraft (3)
    One course from: (3)
    THRE 105 Introduction to Acting
    THRE 205 Acting I
    THRE 204 Stage Lighting (3)
    THRE 207 Costume Construction (3)
    THRE 209 Computer Aided Drafting & 3D Design for the Theatre (3)
    THRE 270 Script Analysis (3)
    THRE 272 Stage Management (3)
    THRE 309 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3)
    THRE 310 Advanced Design for the Theatre (3)
    THRE 314 Principles of Play Directing (3)
    THRE 320 Theatre History I (3)
    THRE 400 Senior Project (2)
    THRE 401-404 Theatre Practicum (12)
    THRE 480 Professional Theatre Experience (6)
    One course from: (3)
    ART 111 Introduction to Art & Design
    ART 151 Drawing
    Total 55
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3) 

  • Theatre (B.A.)

    THRE 110 Stagecraft (3)
    THRE 205 Acting I (3)
    THRE 270 Script Analysis (3)
    THRE 309 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3)
    THRE 314 Principles of Play Directing (3)
    THRE 320 Theatre History I (3)
    Three additional courses in Theatre* (9)
    THRE 401-404 Theatre Practicum (9)
    THRE 480 Professional Theatre Experience (3)
    Total 39
    Additional Requirement
    MATH 120 or above (3)
    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.

  • Dance (B.A.)

     

    Theatre Core

     

    29

    Theatre Dance Core 

     

    18

    Electives*

    Additional Dance Technique (at least 2 from THRE 416-419)

    4

    Total 

     

    51

    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.

  • Minor in Dance

     

    Dance Core

     

    18

    Total

     

    18

     

    Dance - Core Courses

    THRE 109

    Into to Dance Artistry

    3

    THRE 216-219 or THRE 416-419

    Dance Techniques

    6

    THRE 306

    Global Dance

    3

    THRE 307

    Dance Repertory

    3

    THRE 308

    Dance Composition

    3

    HHP 261

    Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

    3

    Total

     

    18

  • Minor in Theatre

    A student may minor in theatre by completing 100, 110, either 105 or 205, and two additional theatre electives (for a total of at least six credits) chosen in consultation with the department. Students must also complete three semester hours of Practicum (Theatre 402).


  • This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.

    For Current Students, you may check your individual degree requirements using Self-Service. More information in regards to this can be found on the Registrar’s page.