Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120+ semester hours
Semester Hours required for the Theatre Arts for Teacher Licensure Option: 44 semester hours
Standard High School Certificate
The Department of Theatre Arts 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 2.65 is required in the major.
NOTE: Students majoring in Theatre Arts with Teaching Licensure Option must meet the licensure requirements for endorsement in a second teaching area other than psychology or communication studies. Length of time necessary for completion of the degree will vary depending upon area chosen.
The BA in Theatre Arts with Teacher Licensure comprises
- 40 hours in general education;
- 34-37 hours in the regular professional education core;
- 44 hours in major courses; and
- a second teaching area.
For students wanting to be eligible to teach in a middle school, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.