Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Theatre

Theatre B.A. and B.G.S. students work intensively on acquiring theatre skills and knowledge in classrooms, studios, and laboratories. Undergraduates pursuing the B.A. or B.G.S. may choose from two emphases: Theatre, Culture, and Society or Performance. 

The Performance concentration prepares theatre majors toward a career as a professional performer. Through small-class studio courses and department productions, our program provides talented performing artists with a basic foundation in acting, movement, voice and speech, improvisation, and musical theatre. 

The Theatre, Culture and Society concentration prepares students for careers that require critical, analytical, and historical foundations in the liberal arts, while providing courses in acting, directing and design as well as participation in University Theatre production. Our program provides emerging scholars with basic knowledge and research tools for understanding the social and cultural significance of theatre and performance.

Both the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) in Theatre require 40 hours. The primary distinctions between the B.A. and the B.G.S. degree are the foreign language requirement (required of the B.A. but not the B.G.S.) and 18 hours junior/senior concentration or minor (required for the B.G.S but not the B.A.).