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2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Theatre Arts

Theatre Arts (B.A.)

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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the Theatre Arts Major: 55 semester hours

The Department of Theatre offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. It concentrates on undergraduate programs that stress the interdependency of academic and production experiences.  This liberal arts program emphasizes the importance of a broad theatre background and the mastery of theatre fundamentals in preparation for the more advanced training found in graduate schools or in professional theatre internship/apprentice programs, or for a career in theatre education.

All students begin a major in Theatre Arts with a core of requirements.  Through audition, interview and/or advisement, the Theatre Arts major then selects a particular emphasis that will aid in attaining career goals.  Theatre Arts majors must earn a minimum of at least a “C” (2.0) in each major course.  A GPA of not less than 2.5 is required in the major.


Core Requirements

Performance Courses

Total Semester Hours: 11

Technical & Design Courses

Total Semester Hours: 14

History & Literature Courses

Total Semester Hours: 12

Professional Preparation Courses

Total Semester Hours: 2


Total Semester Hours: 3

Any course chosen in consultation with advisor, with the exception of THA 2140G and THA 2010G.

One of the Following Emphases:

Performance Emphasis

Total Semester Hours: 12

Technical & Design Emphasis

Total Semester Hours: 12

Directing Emphasis

Total Semester Hours: 12

Generalist in Theatre Arts

Total Semester Hours: 12

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