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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


Theatre, General
College: Fine Arts
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: Yes
Combined-Degree Program: No

The B.A. curriculum provides a liberal arts education with an emphasis in theatre. Transfer students with A.A. degrees must complete additional courses in the basic distribution, which includes General Education requirements. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each of these courses and they may not be taken S-U.

A minimum of 120 semester hours is required to complete the BA General Theatre degree. An outside elective is any course taken outside of the major. Unless an approved minor is included, 18 credit hours of electives must be chosen from 3000/4000 -level courses outside of the School of Theatre and Dance.

Students must take 10 hours of foreign language or show a minimum proficiency in a single foreign language by taking a placement test. If the proficiency is met, it does not reduce the number of credit hours required for the degree. Foreign language may be taken S-U or for a letter grade, and the minimum grade is C; no credit is given through CLEP examinations.

All students pursuing the B.A. degree must consult the department adviser and get approval before attempting the elective portion of this program.

Critical-Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses THE 2020, TPP 2110, TPA 2202C, TPA 2120C, TPP 3650, TPP 3111 and TPA 2232C with a grade of C or better

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional tracking course with a grade of C or better

Semester 3:

  • Complete 1 additional tracking courses with a grade of C or better

Semester 4:

  • Complete 2 additional tracking courses with a grade of C or better

Semester 5:

  • Complete TPP 3111, and TPP 3650 with a grade of C or better

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline3
THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Biological Science (GE-B)3
Mathematics (GE-M)3
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
TPP 3111 Acting 2: Analysis and Application3
TPA 2202C Stagecraft4
Physical Science (GE-P)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 13
Semester 3Credits
DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century3
TPA 2232C Beginning Costume3
TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup1
TPP 3650 Script Analysis3
Foreign language5
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
Biological Science (GE-B)3
Foreign language5
TPP 3311 Directing3
THE 4950 Production and Performance1
Theatre elective3
Total 15

For the B.A. in general theatre, complete at least 50 credits at the 3000-/4000-levels.

Semester 5Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Mathematics (GE-M)3
THE 4950 Production and Performance1
THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H, I)3
Outside electives6
Total 16
Semester 6Credits
THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H, I)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Physical Science3
Physical or biological laboratory1
Outside electives6
Total 16

Complete 15 hours of theatre courses and maintain a 2.00 GPA by the end of the junior year.

Semester 7Credits
THE 3234 Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (GE-H, I) or
THE 4930 Special Topics: African American History
Theatre electives 6
Outside electives6
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
THE 4481 Production Dramaturgy or
TPP 4600 Playwriting Workshop or approved elective
Theatre electives5
THE 4970 Senior Project (BA majors only)1
Total 15