A Scene from SPRING AWAKENING. Six people sitting in chairs and singing.

Plan of Study & Road Maps

Below are the minimum requirements for the BA degree in Theatre Arts. A complete list of courses offered is at University General Catalog.

Checklist for BA Theatre Arts for students that declared the major Fall 2016-Spring 2019
Checklist for BA Theatre Arts for students that declared the major Fall 2019 or later


Major Requirement Guidelines

It is strongly recommended that the Design Requirement, Script Analysis, and Acting I be taken as soon as possible. They are prerequisites to many courses.

If you take THTR:1400 or THTR:1401 before declaring the major, you may substitute THTR:1400 for THTR:2410 or THTR:1401 for THTR:2411. The other course in the History of Theatre and Drama sequence must be taken at the 2000 level. If you take both THTR:1400 and THTR:1401 before declaring the major, you will be required to complete a research paper. Contact the instructor of History of Theatre and Drama for details and approval, Kim Marra.

You may take as many hours in Theatre Arts as you wish, and all will be included on your transcripts. However, only 56 hours will count toward the graduation requirement of 120 semester hours for CLAS.


General Education Requirements

For General Education Requirements, check your Degree Audit on MyUIOnly 3 Theatre Arts courses can be counted as General Education credits. Majors are encouraged to take as broad a range of courses as possible in the arts, humanities, languages, and social sciences.


Road Maps within the Department of Theatre Arts

If you decide to focus on a specific field, such as acting, the “road maps” below can help guide you as you choose your courses. The roadmaps include a loose schedule that can help you complete as many of your desired courses as possible. These schedules are only guides, though. We encourage you to develop the program of study that is best for you. We also encourage you to meet regularly with your theatre arts faculty advisor.

Acting Road Map
Design Road Map
Directing Road Map
Dramaturgy Road Map
Playwriting Road Map
Stage Management Road Map