The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is designed for students who want a strong grounding in theatre as well as the flexibility of choosing their own emphasis. The BA provides students with training in theatrical creation (ex. acting, directing, and playwriting) in tandem with critical examination of performance (ex. script analysis, dramaturgy, and theatre history). Students can also choose from a variety of theatre electives including design, improvisation, comedy, Latinx theatre, African American theatre history and practice, arts in medicine, and devised theatre. The degree also offers an emphasis in stage management and arts management for students who want to drive the theatrical process from behind the scenes. Many BA Theatre students are double majors.
The B.A. in Theatre prepares graduates to enter professional theatre or pursue advanced degrees in MA, JD, or PhD programs. Regardless of degree or career expectations, students complete a core of foundational courses in theatre in addition to general education courses required by the College of the Arts and the University.