Degrees & Requirements


Theater B.A. Requirements

Theater B.F.A. Requirements

Minor in Theater Description

Sound Minor

Event Technology Production Minor

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Bachelor of Arts Concentrations:

Musical Theater

Design and Technical Theater

Performance (Acting and Directing)

Playwriting and Dramaturgy

Teaching Theatre Arts PK-12

B.A./Accelerated Masters of Arts Management

Bachelor of Fine Arts Concentrations:

Design for Stage and Screen

Performance for Stage and Screen (Acting and Directing)

Writing and Dramaturgy for Stage and Screen

Graduate Studies:

B.A./Accelerated Masters of Arts Management

Teaching Theatre Arts PK-12 Graduate Certificate

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