B.A. in Theatre Arts: Production-Performance Specialization

What is Production/Performance?

If you're interested in acting, design, and technical theatre, then this is the specialization for you. You'll learn about the historical and theoretical perspectives of theatre. You'll have the opportunity to design major productions as well as children's theatre.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements


General Studies


Pre-Major Courses


Major and Related Courses


Free Elective Courses




Requirements for a Major in Theatre Arts with a Specialization in Production/Performance

Required pre-major courses 6 hours

THE 101 Visual Gestural Communication (3)
THE 110 Introduction to Theatre (3)

Required theatre and related courses 27-30 hours

THE 320 Field Experience (3-6)
ENG 441 Shakespeare (3)
THE 281 Theatre Practicum (1-3)*
THE 341 Sign Language Translation for the Theatre (3)
THE 348 Theatre History (3)
THE 350 Script Reading and Analysis (3)
THE 351 Contemporary Drama (3)
THE 353 Fundamentals of Acting (3)
THE 373 Theatre Production and Management (3)
*Repeat as necessary for a minimum of 6 credits.

Elective theatre courses 9 hours

Choose nine hours:
THE 201 Fundamentals of Body Movement (3)
THE 336 Mime (3)
THE 342 Introduction to Playwriting (3)
THE 361 Fundamentals of Stagecraft (3)
THE 405 Fundamentals of Stage Lighting (3)
THE 461 History of Costume (3)
THE 464 Costume Design for the Theatre (3)
THE 466 Scenographic Techniques (3)
THE 470 Creative Movement and Drama, Preschool Kindergarten (3)
THE 472 Educational Drama - Grades 1-6 (3)
THE 476 Theatre for Youth (3)
THE 478 Fundamentals of Directing (3)
THE 480 Practicum in Educational Drama (3)
THE 495 Special Topics in Theatre Arts (3)
THE 499 Independent Study (1-3)

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