Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Theater

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in theater. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all theater courses. For one possible breakdown of the theater major by semester, see the Plan of Study below

Requirements   Credits 
 Theater  36
     THTR 101. Introduction to the Theater 3
     THTR 130. Stagecraft and Theater Technology 3
     THTR 201. Acting in Character 3
     THTR 211. History of American Theater 3
     THTR 212. History of European Theater 3
     THTR 230. Theatrical Design 3
     THTR 299. Production Practicum in Theater* 6
     THTR 301. Acting in Ensemble 3
     THTR 499. Senior Capstone in Theater 3
     Choose two of the following electives (3 credits each) 6
               THTR 333. Acting for the Camera  
               THTR 334. Acting Style and Movement  
               THTR 335. Voice and Diction for Actors  
               THTR 379. Special Topics in Theater  
               THTR 412. Shakespeare in Performance  
               MU 314. Musical Theater  
 Foreign Language  3
      One course at the 202 level or above** 3
 General Education Requirements  37


 General Electives  44
   
 Total  120

THTR 299. Production Practicum in Theater is a one-credit course that theater majors take six times.

** The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Arts in Theater

Changes in the sequence of the program listed below are possible, although THTR 101 must be taken in the first semester and THTR 499 must be taken in the final year. Consult your academic adviser on a regular basis. To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see the description of a course, click on its number.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 101 3 THTR 130 or THTR 211 3
THTR 201 or THTR 301 3 ENG 102 3
ENG 101 3 SBU 102 1
FS/THEO 101 3 Foreign Language 202* 3
SBU 101 2 General Elective 3
THTR 299  1 THTR 299  1
Total  15 Total 14
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 212 or THTR 230  3 THTR 211 or THTR 130 3
THTR 299  1 THTR 299 1
THTR 201 or THTR 301 3 Gen. Ed. (Natural Science w/Lab) 4
General Education Requirement 3 General Electives 6
Gen. Ed. (Quantitative Literacy)  3    
General Elective 3    
Total 16 Total 14
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 299  1 THTR 299  1
THTR 230 or THTR 212 3 Theater Elective 3
General Education Requirement 3 General Education Requirement) 6
General Electives 9 General Electives 6
Total 16 Total 16
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THTR 499 or Theater Elective 3 THTR 499 or Theater Elective 3
General Education Requirement 3 General Electives 11
General Electives 9      


   
Total  15 Total  14

* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.

Requirements for a Minor in Theater

Non-majors may obtain a theater minor by completing the requirements below. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. Our Courses Descriptions page lists all theater courses.

To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.