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B.F.A. in Theatre - Theatre Studies Specialization

The B.F.A. degree in theatre with a specialization in theatre studies reflects a commitment to theatre training within the context of liberal education. Based on the division's philosophy that an understanding of and experience with the actor's process are essential to education and training in all areas of theatre, all undergraduate theatre majors focus on foundational actor training during the first two years of their program of study.

Focused study in one area of theatre, chosen from directing, playwriting, stage management, critical studies and design, is required to complete the major. With the approval of the student's theatre adviser and the chair of the division, this emphasis may be individualized to suit the specific goals of the student. All theatre studies students must complete at least 12 hours of upper-level courses among those offered in directing, playwriting, stage management, critical studies or design.

Requirements for the Degree Credit Hours
UC/GEC Requirements varies

Division of Theatre:

Additional 12 hours with emphasis on directing, playwriting, stage management, design, or critical studies


Theatre electives


Community Experience: MSA 1001 or 1101 FACE: First-year Community Experience


*GEC students are required to complete a minimum of 123 term credit hours and are exempt from 3 hours of Perspectives and an additional 3 hours of either Perspectives or Cultural Formations courses.

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B.F.A. in Theatre - Acting Specialization

B.F.A. in Theatre - Theatre Studies Specialization

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