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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

MINIMUM TOTAL     129   

*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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