Apr 21, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Theatre, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in theatre is appropriate for those students who seek a more general course of study with less depth in theatre and more educational breadth than is required by the B.F.A. Though this program does not provide a strong preparation for specialization in the various areas of theatre, it may, when combined with an appropriate minor, provide an education suitable for a number  of vocations. The Bachelor of Arts in theatre consists of 51 semester hours of theatre courses.

1. Fine Arts Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

A. Communication (6 hours)

B. Mathematics (3 hours)

C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)

Select two from the following three-hour classes:

Select two of the following four-hour classes:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)

Select one course outside of your major discipline:

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

I. Component Area Option (6 hours)

2. Advanced work

(courses numbered 300-499 inclusive), (36 or more hours). At least 36 hours at SFA.

3. A minimum of 42 semester hours

residence (SFA campus) work.

4. Forty-five semester hours

of theatre courses as specified below. At least 11 of the advanced hours must be completed in residence (on campus). Grade of C or better in THR 162 , THR 460  and THR 461 .

A. Theatre Core: (35 hours)

B. Production: (5 hours)

Two hours required:

Two to three hours required:

One hour from:

C. Electives: (11 hours)

No more than six hours may be counted in the same area of study as indicated. Any 300- to 400-level course may be taken as a general elective but will not count toward the major. It is recommended that the majority of general elective courses not be theatre.

Design/tech area:

Up to six hours from:

Theory and history area:

Up to six hours from:

Individual areas:

Up to six hours from:

5. An academic minor

of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 23 semester hours, with at least nine hours advanced and at least six hours advanced at SFA or a second major of at least 24 hours.

6. Enough additional hours

to make a total of at least 120 semester hours.

7. Maintenance of a C average

at SFA, a grade of C or higher in each freshman English course, and a C average in work completed in the major and minor fields, considered separately, at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.

8. All students must satisfy provisions

of the Texas Success Initiative program. See TSI information elsewhere in this bulletin.