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Theatre Arts B.A.

Division of Humanities - Adm
Division of Humanities
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 38 to 41
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The discipline encompasses theatre as an artistic form and as a social and cultural institution. The study of theatre arts enables the individual to develop a creative imagination, an inquiring mind, a sense of social responsibility, professional discipline, a collaborative attitude, artistic standards and judgment, and a respect for the art form. Objectives--The curriculum provides sound academic and practical training in theatre arts for undergraduate liberal arts students, for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in the field, and for those preparing to teach. It is designed to help students develop an appreciation for and ability to produce quality theatre.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of credits of A or B. Courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Required Courses
TH 1101 - The Theatre Experience: An Introduction [FA] (4.0 cr)
TH 1111 - Fundamentals of Acting [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
TH 1301 - Fundamentals of Design [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
TH 2101 - Fundamentals of Directing [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
TH 2301 - Stagecraft [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
TH 3101 - World Theatre: History and Literature I [FA] (4.0 cr)
TH 3102 - World Theatre: History and Literature II [FA] (4.0 cr)
TH 3201 - Advanced Acting [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
or TH 3202 - Advanced Directing [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
TH 4901 - Senior Project (2.0-4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 2201 - Voice and Movement [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 2211 - Oral Interpretation [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 2221 - Readers' Theatre [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3001 - Theatre Scene Painting Studio [FA] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3003 - Stage Management [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3201 - Advanced Acting [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3202 - Advanced Directing [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3301 - Stage Lighting [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3302 - Stage Costuming [FA] (4.0 cr)
· TH 3303 - Computer-Assisted Drawing [ART/P] (4.0 cr)
· TH 4301 - Scenic Design [FA] (4.0 cr)
Other Requirements
At least one para-programmatic theatre experience that is arranged through a theatre arts faculty member and may take any number of forms, e.g., internship with a theatre company, study abroad, or theatre tour to New York (TH 1040) or London (TH 1050).
Portfolio review in the third year.
Six major production responsibilities (four of which must be in a faculty-directed production, all others must be pre-approved by faculty, and three must be in the junior and senior years).
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