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  • This page outlines requirements for the major in Theater (BA Theater). Students can also study this subject as a minor. Students majoring in The Arts who are interested in studying theater should choose the Arts in Context concentration (BA The Arts) and combine a structured set of dramatic arts courses with a liberal arts subject. For example, a student could combine theater studies with theater criticism and journalism courses offered through Literary Studies or Writing. Other areas of study, such as Psychology, Urban Studies, and Culture and Media, also offer Arts in Context options for students interested in theater.

    Requirements for the BA in Theater - Updated for 2020-2021

    Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the Departmental Faculty Advisor and your Student Success advisor. Learn more and track your progress in the Detailed Degree Requirements and Arts Requirements Worksheets below.

    Introductory courses:

    • Choose two foundational courses in theater practice (6-8 credits):
      • LTHR 2050 Acting Fundamentals
      • LTHR 2009 Introduction to Playwriting
      • LTHR 2025 Introduction to Directing
      • 1 theater history course (3-4 credits)
      • 1 production course (0-4 credits)

      Other required courses:

      • 1 theater theory course (3-4 credits)
      • 1 dramatic literature course (3-4 credits)
      • LTHR electives (6-8 credits)
      • Three Lang Interarts (LINA) courses (9-12 credits)

      Senior capstone:

      • Choose one:
        • Interarts (LINA) senior seminar
        • Individual Independent Project
        • Collaborative Independent Project

        Total credits: 33-48

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