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Theatre Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (57 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
DG THEA 11000 The Art of the Theatre 3
11303 The Art of Acting 3
21111 Script Analysis 3
31112 History of Theatre and Drama I 3
31113 History of Theatre and Drama II 3
31114 History of Theatre and Drama III 3
xxxxx Theatre Elective (lower or upper-division) 12
Choose from the following: Theatre History Electives 9
WIC DAN 47163 Dance History II (3)*  
WIC THEA 41026 Playwriting (3)*  
WIC   41110 Theatre Criticism (3)*  
DD   41113 Theatre in Multicultural America (3)  
DD   41114 Gay and Lesbian Theatre (3)  
41133 Theatre and Drama in America I (3)  
41134 Theatre and Drama in America II (3)  
WIC   41140 American Musical Theatre History (3)*  
41191 Seminar: Theatre History/Literature/Theory (3)  
Choose from the following: 6
THEA 11522 Introductory Lighting (3)  
11524 Introductory Costuming (3)  
11622 Introductory Scenery (3)  
Choose from the following: (6 credit hours must be upper-division and 6 credit hours must be in the Design Technology area) 12
THEA 22092 Practicum I in Design and Technology (3)  
22191 Practicum I in Performance (3)  
22292 Practicum I in Theatre Management (3)  
42092 Practicum II in Design and Technology (3)  
42192 Practicum II in Performance (3)  
42292 Practicum II in Theatre Management (3)  
Type Title
Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Composition 6-8
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)

Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
General Electives (minimum 15 upper-division credit hours)** 33-38


*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in either DAN 47163, THEA 41026 or THEA 41110 or THEA 41140 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

**No minor is required. Students may take further courses in theatre or outside of the school as desired. If students are seeking licensure for teaching in public schools, 3 credit hours of electives may be used for courses in an appropriate academic minor in addition to the minor required in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Minimum 15 credit hours must be upper division, which may be decreased if upper-division courses are taken as part of THEA electives.

Additional Note for the BA Theatre Studies program:
Students on academic probation may not participate in School of Theatre and Dance productions. Students may be dropped from the program for failure to maintain a 2.50 GPA

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