Theatre Programs

The Performing Arts department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre Performance, or Theatre Management; and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts for students interested in a generalist degree or who are pursuing secondary education certification. The following are policies and guidelines for all B.A. and B.F.A. candidates in Theatre.

  • Students planning to major in Theatre Arts must go through an audition and/or interview process before the Theatre faculty.
  • Students planning to major in Musical Theatre are also required to have a dance and voice audition.
  • All Theatre Arts majors (both B.A. and B.F.A. candidates) must participate in ALL mainstage productions (exceptions will be made only with prior approval of the Performing Arts faculty).
  • B.A. majors must maintain a 2.0 GPA; B.F.A. majors must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the major and 2.0 overall.
  • B.F.A. Performance majors must audition for all mainstage plays.
  • B.F.A. majors must participate in a production-oriented Senior Seminar.
  • B.F.A. majors must maintain adequate professional progress towards the degree.
  • B.F.A. majors are expected to behavior in a professional and positive manner. Bullying and cruelty are not tolerated.

Any major not in compliance with any of the above guidelines (as they apply to the degree program chosen) may be prohibited from auditioning for a main stage production for up to one year, and may not participate in departmental co-curricular activities such as Three-Penny productions or special events. The student may also be dropped from the program at the discretion of the Performing Arts faculty. A student placed on academic probation will be allowed one semester probation and one semester continued probation before being dropped from the program.

Secondary Education Licensure (Grades 6–12)

Students interested in becoming licensed to teach Theatre Arts at the secondary level must complete all Theatre Arts major degree requirements, a minor in secondary education, and additional General Education requirements for state licensure. For further information see the Education department section of this catalog.