Twin Cities Campus
Theatre Arts B.A.
Theatre Arts & Dance
College of Liberal Arts
This degree program offers study of the art form in both theoretical historical context and the practice of live dramatic performance. Course offerings include theatre history and dramatic literature; acting, movement, and voice; directing; design and technology for scenery, costume, lighting, makeup, and sound; and stage and arts management. Coursework also embraces theatre as a group art, an art in which individual excellence is often fully realized only in collaboration with other artists. The practical application of the art encourages students to test classroom experiences under the pressure of public performance in the laboratory of the University Theatre. For students interested in a BFA program, see Acting BFA for requirements.
This program is available:
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.
TH 1101W - Introduction to the Theatre [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
TH 1321 - Beginning Acting: Fundamentals of Performance (3.0 cr)
TH 1322 - Creating the Performance (3.0 cr)
TH 1501 - Introduction to Design and Technology for Live Performance (3.0 cr)
TH 3171 - History of the Theatre: Ancient Greece Through Neo-Classicism (3.0 cr)
TH 3172 - History of the Theatre: Age of Enlightenment to Present (3.0 cr)
TH 4177W - Survey of Dramatic Literature I: Strategic Interpretation [WI] (3.0 cr)
or TH 4178W - Survey of Dramatic Literature II: Representation and its Effects [WI] (3.0 cr)
Take no more than 2 credits in acting.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 3100 - Theatre Practicum (1.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· TH 3521 - Introduction to Scenic Design for Theater and Performance (3.0 cr)
· TH 3531 - Introduction to Theatrical Costume Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 3541 - Introduction to Stage Lighting Design (3.0 cr)
· TH 3571 - Introduction to Stage Technology (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 3xxx
· TH 4xxx
· TH 5xxx
· DNCE 3xxx
· DNCE 4xxx
· DNCE 5xxx
TH 4901 - Senior Seminar (2.0 cr)
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.