At the undergraduate level, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is offered, with an option to focus in specific areas of theatre and cinema practice and scholarship. The curriculum in Theatre & Cinema is designed to provide the student with the essential approaches necessary to develop an informed understanding of both the literature and practice of the art. As such, the three basic aspects of the discipline--the theoretical, the historical, and the practical--are emphasized. Graduates of the program receive a B.A. degree in Theatre.
Four options, or areas of emphasis, are offered within the major -- general studies, theatre performance, design, or cinema. In addition to fulfilling the core curriculum requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the University, majors must complete a minimum of 48 hours for the general studies option. The specialist options in performance, design, or cinema require 57 hours of course work in the major. All options have a set of common Foundation Courses. For more detail, click the Options Bars below.
The General Option under the Theatre Arts degree requires fewer hours and is designed for a theatre generalist, often someone who also is pursuing a double major in another area. Click the heading for more information.
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The Cinema Option degree features courses in film history, criticism, and production, in addition to a strong foundation in the fundamentals of theatre performance, history, and production.
The Performance Option emphasis offers advanced study in acting, voice, and movement, in addition to a broad foundation in all areas of theatre study and production. Click the heading to learn more about the degree.
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