2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theater & Drama (B.A.) - J

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The B.A. in Theater and Drama is designed to serve students who aspire to become theater performers, teachers, theater technicians and managers or those who wish simply to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world around them as part of a strong liberal arts education. It also prepares students for graduate work.

Learning Outcomes for Theater & Drama Majors

  1. Students will articulate their grasp of the many facets of theater, including its history, literature and performance, through writing, speech and their own performance.
  2. Students will acquire the verbal and writing skills necessary to master the processes of analysis, criticism and interpretation unique to theater and, yet, interdisciplinary as well.
  3. Students will develop their skills in acting, directing, design and management both on and offstage and in the classroom, making the link between the “page” and the “stage.”
  4. Students will be prepared to succeed in the professional world of theater, in graduate school, teaching or working in community settings.
  5. Students will collaborate with fellow students and faculty in developing their own levels of focus, discipline and responsibility within a creative environment.

Theater & Drama Requirements

Core Courses (10 credits)

Production & Performance Skills (16 credits)

Laboratory Experiences (3 credits)

Capstone Courses (6 credits)

Total: 50-51 credits

Theater Arts Education (PreK-12) Teaching Endorsement

Students pursuing teaching endorsement in theater arts education must complete the B.A. in Theater & Drama, additional teacher education core program requirements, unified arts education program coursework and unified arts education endorsement-specific coursework. Please refer to the Education Department section of this catalog for specific requirements.


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Core Curriculum  and NVU Graduation Standards .

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