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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Major, B.A.

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General Program Information

For the baccalaureate degree, 120 credit hours of credit must be earned and all students are required to take discipline-specific exit examinations. In addition to meeting all department requirements, majors must meet the College of Arts and Sciences requirements for B.A. and B.S. degrees.

The ETSU Division of Theatre and Dance produces multiple main-stage productions at two venues, plus at least one student-directed showcase production, per school year. In addition, the Division of Theatre, along with its community partners, produces a professional summer theatre company.

All auditions for ETSU Theatre productions are open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Academic credit may be earned for working on any ETSU main-stage or studio theatre productions. Those interested in performing or working as a stage manager can receive practicum credit. Those interested in technical theatre (construction and/or running crews) or design can receive Theatre Laboratory credit. In the summer, students can receive “Summer Theatre Performance” credit.

For more information, visit our web site at www.etsu.edu/theatre.

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements

Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the  3000-4000 level.

Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.

Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives.

See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.

Theatre Major

TBR General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credit Hours


*See the General Education Core Requirements  for options.

B.A. Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

Theatre Major: 36 Credit Hours

Six credit hours chosen from:

Eleven credit hours chosen from:

Any courses listed below or any course with a THEA prefix not included above.

Minor: 18-24 Credit Hours

Electives: 9-22 Credit Hours

Other Credits: 21-33 Credit Hours

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120 Credit Hours


All students are required to take a discipline-specific exit examination.

Additional information

Click here to view the Theatre Major Suggested Course Sequence 

Teaching Program Information

Theatre Major Teacher Education - Students interested in pursuing a teacher education program for certification as a theatre teacher must consult regularly with two advisors—one in the College of Arts and Sciences and one in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education.

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