Theatre Arts - General Emphasis, B.A.

Requirements

Department

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Theatre Arts Major

The theatre arts major, dance option, and minors are designed to provide competencies in the theatre arts for students who intend to pursue study beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree, who are preparing for careers in teaching or for the professional theatre. With the assistance of their advisors and with departmental approval, students follow a track of advanced courses specializing in the areas of Acting or Design/Technology, or students may opt for advanced courses covering a broad range of study by selecting the General track. The Theatre Arts Program offers through the dance option intensive studies in dance performance, choreography, and theory. This option provides preparation for graduate studies or a professional career.

Theatre Arts Major

1. Major requirements (53 units)
(See note 1)

Core: DRAMA 10, 33, 34, 110, 139, 163, 185, 186 (24 units)

Production: DRAMA 15 and/or DRAMA 115 (8 units)

Emphasis (21 units)
General
Select 6 units from each of the following course groupings:
Group 1: DANCE 20, DRAMA 30, 35, 132, 133, 138B (6 units)
Group 2: DRAMA 41, 134A, 134B, 136S, 180A, 182A (6 units)
Group 3: DANCE 160S, DRAMA 131, 137, 138A, 151, 188T (6 units)
Approved electives: DRAMA 15/115 and 89/189 excluded (See note 2) (3 units)

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements), may be used toward a double major or minor

5. Total units (120)*

* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. New majors must enroll in DRAMA 10 (fall) and acting emphasis students must enroll in DANCE 20 (spring) during their first year in the program.
  2. Students must meet with their advisor each semester for program approval.
  3. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the theatre arts major.

Faculty

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Roadmap

B.A. in Theatre Arts - General Emphasis

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Careers

Theatre Arts

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The Theatre Arts faculty includes performers, designers, and directors with top academic credentials as well as professional experience. The department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Association have honored numerous Fresno State Students.

The most important element in the Department's success is the students. Our undergraduates enjoy unusual opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and mainstage productions.  Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Festivalhave honored numerous Fresno State Students.

Working together, students and faculty have created many shows that have won regional, national, and international honors.

What You Can Do

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Designing
  • Stage Management
  • Radio and television
  • Journalism
  • Rock performances
  • Touring productions
  • Teaching