Theatre B.A./B.S.

  • The theatre major prepares students for careers in acting, design and technology, production, management, and teaching. A graduate is expected to possess the following competencies: the ability to understand and apply the skills necessary for success as a performer; to prepare students, non-students, and professionals for theatrical presentations; to direct, produce, and manage the overall operations of a theatre; to possess an understanding of the role of theatre in today’s society and to the theatre of other cultures.
  1. Acting/Directing/Playwriting:
    1. Successfully develop ongoing audition material to be utilized in professional auditions in the pursuit of professional theatre employment.
    2. Successfully develop production concepts and ideas for theatrical productions.
    3. Successfully develop short plays, one-act plays, and full length plays ready for production.
  2. Design/Technical Production:
    1. Successfully develop a design/technical portfolio (both physical and digital) to be utilized in the acquisition of professional theatre employment.
    2. Successfully create fully realized designs through the use and development of learned skills.
    3. Successfully utilize the management and public relations skills applied within the theatre industry.
  3. Theatrical Education:
    1. Successfully utilize theatrical techniques (including acting, directing, design, and management) for use in primary and secondary education.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
6 sh of practicum courses THE 109, THE 209, THE 309,THE 4096
THE 1310Intro to Theatre *
THE 1351Fundamentals of Acting 3
THE 129Costume Technology I3
THE 212Theatrical Design3
THE 215Stage Technology I3
THE 2355Play Analysis3
THE 236Voice and Diction3
THE 308Playwriting I 3
THE 340History Of Theatre I3
THE 415Stage Directing I3
THE 440History of Theatre II3
THE 320Intermediate Acting3
or THE 345 Acting Period Styles
or THE 445 Projects in Acting
Theatre Electives Required9
9 sh of advanced (300/400) Theatre electives must be completed
General Electives12
12 sh of General Electives of any level inside or outside of Theatre
For the BA degree: 6-12 sh of a Foreign Language are required
Minor Required18
18 sh in a minor is required
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

*This course will satisfy the Core Curriculum Requirements

Practicum is required in each semester of attendance at TAMU-C unless waived by the Dept. of Theatre Chair.

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses required for this major.

Twelve semester hours of advanced major courses must be taken at TAMU-C.

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