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BFA in Theatre Studies

The BFA Theatre Studies Program focuses on the practical application of theatre scholarship and explores theatre production as a collaborative art form that is grounded in theory, criticism, history, research, and writing.

The theatre studies concentration is intended to lay the groundwork for students planning to pursue professional careers in areas of theatre for which advanced training or specialization at the graduate level is normally required. These areas include directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, social issues theatre, arts management, and theatre history and criticism.

Emphasis is given to a comprehensive study of theatre practices of the past, material participation in theatre practices of the present, and the discovery and application of theatre practices for the future.

After graduation, recent theatre studies students have pursued careers as arts administrators, directors, writers, theatre managers, casting directors, and performers. Many graduates have also pursued advanced degrees in theatre.

For more information, please contact J.W. Morrissette, Asst. Head of the Department of Theatre/Coordinator BFA Theatre Studies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hours Required Theatre Courses
4 THEA 100 - Practicum, I
2 THEA 400 - Practicum, II
3 THEA 270 - Relationships in Acting, I
3 THEA 211 - Introduction to Playwriting
3 THEA 212 - Introduction to Directing
3 THEA 220 - Survey of Theatrical Design
2 THEA 391 - Individual Topics Senior Thesis Project
2 THEA 392 - Individual Topics Senior Thesis Project
6 THEA 490 - Professional Internship
12 Advanced Theatre courses: any 300 or 400 level Theatre course
12 Supporting Professional Electives: any theatre, dance or music course
52 Total