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Drama Major (DRAM)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Code: U880

The B.A. in Drama provides a broadly based approach for students who wish to emphasize theatre as an undergraduate major. A strong core of courses in acting, directing, stagecraft, playscript analysis, theatre history, and dramatic literature is supplemented by additional work in performance, technical theatre, and other theatre studies. B.A. Drama Majors have plentiful opportunities to develop analytical, communication, and presentational skills highly valued in university graduates.

All Theatre majors are expected to read and abide by the policies published in the Theatre Program student handbooks, available online.

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Fine Arts (GFA)
required: THR 502

3

One additional GLT course
required: THR 500 or 501

3

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
one GPM (Premodern) or GMO (Modern) course, depending on category used to satisfy GHP requirement

3

Natural Sciences
any GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
any additional GSB course with a different departmental prefix

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

  1. THR 140, 145, 201, 231, 410, 500*, 501*, 502* with 4 s.h. of 190/191 and 4 s.h. of 490/491. Junior transfer students must complete a minimum of two s.h. of both 190/191 and 490/491, and senior transfer students must complete a minimum of two s.h. of 490/491.
  2. One performance course selected from THR 120, 232, 280, 320, 381, 435, 534, 539, 581, 595
  3. One design course selected from THR 351, 361, 370
  4. One course selected from THR 305, 380, 506, 515, 516, 517, 584, 587
  5. Nine s.h. from categories 2 and/or 3 and/or 4 and/or THR 245, 260, 346, 540, 542

*THR 500 or 501 satisfies one GLT; THR 502 satisfies GFA.

V Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.