Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is designed to illuminate the complexity of humanity through coursework and productions that mesh theatrical history, theory, and aesthetic concepts. Emphasis is on acting, directing, designing, constructing, and playwriting. Production work with the West Georgia Theatre Company provides a co-curricular component to the B.A. degree. This program is nationally accredited through the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Degree Learning Outcomes Students will demonstrate knowledge of selected plays, theatrical conventions, and theatrical movements important in the formation of the modern theatre. Students will describe basic knowledge of theatre history, theory, and criticism, including research sources and methodology. Students will demonstrate skills in analyzing plays, using theatre technology, and conducting research. Students will express through performance, writing, speaking and other modes of communication the results of research and critical judgment, indicated by a demonstrable ability to reach an audience effectively through at least one of the components of theatrical art. Students will apply skills learned in courses to a variety of work and social environments. Students will illustrate awareness of the complex human condition acquired through aesthetic and intellectual perceptions as evidenced in various modes of theatrical production. Students will function safely and effectively while using theatre technology. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the various means (acting, directing, designing, constructing, playwriting, etc.) through which a theatrical concept is realized.


Core Areas A, B, C D, & E: 42 Hours

General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)  

Core Area F: 18 Hours

Courses Specific for the Major: 48 Hours

Free electives: 12 Credit Hours

12 credit hours must be in courses numbered 3000 or above outside the major.

Total: 120 Hours

Requirements/Restrictions Specific to this Major and Assessment:

  1. ​In addition to the required course work and expectations, all theatre majors will be required to participate in an exit interview presenting a performance audition and/or portfolio presentation.
  2. All theatre majors are required to follow the guidelines in the Theatre Program Policy Handbook as published annually by the Theatre Program.

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