BA in Theater Arts
The Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts program uniquely equips students to pursue creative entrepreneurial careers in a broad range of theater arts areas including stage management, playwriting, and directing. Students can pursue elective courses in theater education, technical design, and new media. Opportunities for working side by side with industry professionals and participating in prestigious internships prepare students to thrive in theater arts careers. Students’ course and production work gives them experience and materials for creating a professional résumé and portfolio. Their final year culminates in an industry showcase where they share their work with professional directors, writers, designers, projectionists, editors, and stage managers.
|THTR 110||Introduction to Acting 1||3|
|THTR 210||Fundamentals of Stagecraft||3|
|THTR 217||Technical Theater Practicum (must be taken twice)||1|
|THTR 218||Production Crew (must be taken four times)||1|
|THTR 224||Introduction to Stage Management||3|
|THTR 225||History of Theater to the Nineteenth Century 2||3|
|THTR 226||History of Theater: 19th Century to the Present||3|
|THTR 374||Writing 3: Playwriting 3||3|
|THTR 499||Capstone Project in Theater Arts 4||3|
|Select five of the following:||15|
|Introduction to Theater 1|
|Theatrical Sets and Properties|
|Theatrical Lighting and Sound|
|Theater Education, K-12|
|Theater for Social Change 5|
|Acting Styles and Techniques|
|Musical Theater Workshop|
|Theater and the Church|
|Dramatic Theory and Criticism|
|Writing 3: Ethics in Theater, Film, and Television 3|
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Artistry: Able to integrate the technique and skills needed to become an interdisciplinary theater artist.
- Professional Development: Apply professional production techniques.
- Knowledge: Able to evaluate the historical development of theater as an art form.
- Analysis: Apply analytical approaches to drama.
- Spiritual/Faith: Able to identify the contribution and impact of Christian faith and practice in the theatrical arts.