OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: Theatre majors must receive a grade of C or better in all theatre courses required for the major. If a student receives a grade of C- or lower they must repeat the course and raise the grade to receive degree credit.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 (“C”) in the major.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: THE 415
Contact Information: Dan Bilodeau, Department Chair, 5788 Class of ‘44 Hall, 581-1962, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Division of Theatre and Dance offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Within the context of a liberal arts education, the B.A. in Theatre provides students an opportunity to study acting, directing, design and technology, as well as theatre history, performance studies, and literature. Students with other majors may minor in theatre, and they can also minor in dance as part of their educational experience.
The B.A. in Theatre includes coursework in the social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences, and mathematics as well as in the performing arts. In addition, students are required to complete one semester of any language.
Study in theatre includes 27 credits in required theatre courses and 6 credits in theatre electives, totaling 33 credits to receive the B.A. degree. The program focus is on learning through active participation in all aspects of performance and production. Many classes culminate in production and performance experiences, including acting, dancing, directing of original scripts, or staging of choreography. A Readers’ Theatre series, the Underdog and Upperdog directing workshops, the occasional Summer Music Theatre program, and the annual Maine Masque production give students additional opportunities to test their skills in acting and directing. Furthermore, majors are required to actively participate in all facets of theatre/dance production program and are encouraged to become involved in student-directed shows.
Undergraduate study in Theatre prepares students for graduate work in theatre and dance or in related fields of study. It also prepares students for theatre-related careers on and off stage. Graduates go on to careers as teachers, actors, designers, dancers, directors, technicians, and stage managers.
The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.