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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: CurriculumBachelor of Arts in Theatre: Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: Curriculum

Along with the study of history and literature of theatre and dance, we provide you with a broad base practical education in the arts and crafts of the theatre and/or dance with an opportunity to focus on a specific area of the craft. At the core of these educational processes are the departmental productions, which serve as laboratory outlets for the theories and crafts that are taught in the classroom.

Learn more about Cal U’s theatre courses from our Course Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre: 120 Credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

First Semester – 16-17 credits
CourseCredits
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
THE 141 Stagecraft I3 crs.
THE 150 Introduction to Theatrical Design3 crs.
THE 356 Theatre Practicum1 cr.
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Courses5-6 crs.

Second Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
THE 131 Fundamentals of Acting3 crs.
THE 356 Theatre Practicum1 cr.
 General Education Courses 9 crs.

Third Semester – 13 credits
CourseCredits

THE 302 History of Theatre I

3 crs.

THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1 cr.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Fourth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

THE 312 History of Theatre II

3 crs.

THE 320 Fundamentals of Directing

3 crs.

THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1 cr.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Fifth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1 cr.

Theatre Major Elective

3 crs.

Theatre Major Elective

3 crs.

General Education Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1 cr.

Theatre Major Elective

3 crs.

Theatre Major Elective

3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Seventh Semester – 12-15 credits
CourseCredits

THE 450 Theatre Practicum OR Senior Thesis OR THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1-3 crs.

Theatre Major Elective

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

6-11 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12-15 credits
CourseCredits

THE 450 Theatre Practicum OR Senior Thesis OR THE 356 Theatre Practicum

1-3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9-14 crs.