Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Theatre (with Performance Concentration), Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements44
Performance Concentration12
Minor Requirements18
Other Requirements4
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1 

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1332Contemporary Mathematics I3
Life and Physical Sciences
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
Select one of the following:3
Chemistry II
Human Anat & Phys I
College Physics I
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 43
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Music Appreciation
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur
Intro African Art
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
Total Hours42

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


Students considering graduate school are strongly encouraged to take MATH 1314 College Algebra


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature (TCCNS: ENGL 2332, ENGL 2333, ENGL 2326, or ENGL 2326)


Or one course from Math, Science, English, Fine Arts, or Social Science courses from the approved Core Curriculum courses.

Major (Theater)

THEA 1120Theatre Practicum I1
THEA 1121Theatre Practicum II1
THEA 1322Stage Movement3
THEA 1330Stagecraft I3
THEA 1341/341Makeup3
THEA 1351/231Acting I3
THEA 2331/251Stagecraft II3
THEA 2336Voice for the Theatre3
THEA 2352Acting II3
THEA 2355Script Analysis3
THEA 3341/334Stage Directing3
THEA 3342/332Playwriting3
THEA 3361/337History of Theatre I3
THEA 3362/338History of Theatre II3
THEA 4361/438Modern Drama3
THEA 4362/339African American Theatre3
Total Hours44

Other Requirements

Foreign Language3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours4

Performance Concentration Requirements

THEA 3351/331Acting III3
THEA 4352/431Acting IV3
THEA 4399/499Senior Projects for Majors and Minors3
Approved Electives 13
Total Hours12

Approved upper level electives for Performance concentration include: THEA 3330 Stagecraft IIITHEA 3336 Oral InterpretationTHEA 3357 Introduction to Theatre Education,THEA 3358 Theatre in Elementary and Secondary SchoolsTHEA 4331 Stagecraft IVTHEA 4336 Musical TheatreTHEA 4350 Problems in TheatreTHEA 4357 Creative Dramatics for ChildrenTHEA 4358 Children's TheatreTHEA 4363 History of CostumesTHEA 4397 Research in TheatreTHEA 4398 Internship in Theatre


Minor Requirements 218

Contact department of choice after being admitted as a theatre major and after being advised by major advisor

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Contemporary Mathematics I
College Algebra
BIOL 1308
Survey of Life Science 1
or Chemistry I
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatre 1 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Introduction To Sociology
Select one of the following: 3
Human Anat & Phys I
Chemistry II
College Physics I
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 1 3
THEA 1322 Stage Movement 3
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ENG 2XX 2 3
THEA 1120 Theatre Practicum I 1
THEA 1330 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1351/231 Acting I 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
THEA 1121 Theatre Practicum II 1
THEA 2331/251 Stagecraft II 3
THEA 2352 Acting II 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
THEA 1341/341 Makeup 3
THEA 2336 Voice for the Theatre 3
THEA 3361/337 History of Theatre I 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor Requirements 3
Sixth Semester
THEA 2355 Script Analysis 3
THEA 3362/338 History of Theatre II 3
Approved upper level elective 3 3
Minor Requirement 3
Minor Requirement 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
THEA 3341/334 Stage Directing 3
THEA 4361/438 Modern Drama 3
THEA 3351/331 Acting III 3
Minor Requirement 3
Minor Requirement 3
Eighth Semester
THEA 3342/332 Playwriting 3
THEA 4362/339 African American Theatre 3
THEA 4352/431 Acting IV 3
THEA 4399/499 Senior Projects for Majors and Minors 3
Minor Requirement 3
 Total Hours120

Recommended option to satisfy related component area in the General Education core.


Select one of the following courses:ENGL 2332 World Literature IENGL 2333 World Literature II,ENGL 2326 American Literature,ENGL 2328 African-American Literature.


Approved electives for Performance Concentration include: THEA 3330 Stagecraft III,THEA 3336 Oral Interpretation ,THEA 3357 Introduction to Theatre Education ,THEA 3358 Theatre in Elementary and Secondary Schools ,THEA 4331 Stagecraft IV ,THEA 4336 Musical Theatre, THEA 4350 Problems in Theatre,THEA 4357 Creative Dramatics for Children, THEA 4358 Children's TheatreTHEA 4363 History of Costumes,  THEA 4397 Research in Theatre, and  THEA 4398 Internship in Theatre