Theatre Major: Normally, 11 units are required, including THEA 126: Intro to Technical Theatre, THEA 210: Beginning Acting, one unit from DANC, THEA 256: Elements of Design, THEA 341: American Drama & Theatre, THEA 351: Drama & Theatre to 1700, THEA 371: Modern Drama & Theatre, THEA 369: Playwriting or THEA 380: Directing for the Stage, THEA 381: Theories of Performance, one unit of Practicum from THEA 237/247 or THEA 337/347 (Theatre Practicums), and at least one credit for a capstone experience, which may be earned in or outside the department.
Majors should be involved in theatre production every semester.
All senior Theatre and Dance majors must complete a capstone experience for credit. This credit can be earned under THEA 407 - THEA 497 (Senior Production Projects), THEA 490, THEA 491, THEA 495, DANC 445, or through internships, student teaching, or off-campus study. Students pursuing any off-campus internships must be approved by the department before applying.
To qualify as a candidate for Phi Beta Kappa, students choosing the Theatre or Dance degrees must complete all additional distribution requirements.