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A bachelor's degree in theatre requires completion of (1) School of Communication's core, (2) BA or BS degree requirements, (3) theatre core, (4) theatre electives, and (5) a theatre Capstone. The Bachelor of Arts requires between 51 and 63 credit hours, while the Bachelor of Science requires 60 credit hours.
All students majoring in the School of Communications must complete the following core courses, for a total of six credits:
Select one of two:
All undergraduate programs in the School of Communications offer both the B.A. degree and the B.S. degree. All students selecting majors in the School of Communications must choose either the B.A. degree requirements or the B.S. degree requirements for a particular undergraduate program.
The B.A. degree requires a third-semester proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language of the student's choice.
Two of the following:
Tech labs. Take two, one credit sections of applied theatre practice corresponding to the courses selected from the design/tech/management areas above.
Elective credit courses must be taken in addition to courses taken in the theatre core. Courses not selected to fulfill the theatre core may be taken as electives once the core requirements have been satisfied. Elective credit for CTH 298 is available only after satisfying the tech lab requirement.
*A maximum of 3 credits from CTH 490 Internship may be counted toward the required theatre elective credit.
All students majoring in the School of Communications must take COM 495 (three credits) during their senior year. This Capstone course offers a synthesis of ideas and theories about one or more current critical issues in communication.
Guidelines for completing the theatre major (check specific major requirements with your advisor). This option assumes students will complete the required skills, general education, and required courses working toward a B.S. or B.A. degree. Theatre students are encouraged to avoid taking evening courses where possible, due to rehearsal conflicts in the co-curricular theatre program.
* CTH 161 fulfills the general education Foundations Arts category and is required for the theatre major.
*Two credits, one credit each, of CTH 298 in concert with the two technical theatre classes selected.
Two of the following three:
Other courses that can fulfill the additional course requirement.