Jul 12, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Theatre, BA

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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 BFA. 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. 

University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Science

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Science

I. Component Area Option

Theatre Major for the BA

The Theatre, Major for the BA  may be taken with or without the following concentration:

  • All-Level Teacher Certification for Theatre concentration


A minor of 18 to 24 semester hours in a single discipline is required. At least six hours in the minor must be in advanced-level courses at SFA. 

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree.

Total hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year



Junior Year



Senior Year



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