College of Arts and Sciences

Theatre - Teacher Certification

Program Options

Theatre Arts department web site

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2023-2024 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.

Program Overview

The theatre program provides students with a solid training in preparation for a career in the professional theatre. Students take classes in movement, voice, singing (both musical theatre and classical), dance (jazz, tap, ballet, modern and musical theatre dance), piano, music theory, and various acting styles.

B.F.A. Degree Requirements

The Theatre Education program provides students with a broad range of knowledge and experience in theatre specifically designed to prepare the student to teach Theatre Arts at the secondary level.

Course Credits
THEA 003 - Acting I 3
THEA 005 - Readings in Theatre 3
THEA 012 - Voice & Movement for the Actor 3
THEA 030 - Stagecraft (including lab) 4
THEA 031 - Costuming (including lab) 4
THEA 032 - Makeup 3
THEA 103 - Directing I 3
THEA 120 - Theatre History I 3
THEA 121 - Theatre History II 3
THEA 124 - Technical Practicum 1
THEA 160 - Stage Management 3
THEA 190 - Senior Capstone 1

Students pursuing a B.F.A. in Theatre Education must also pursue a B.S.E. in Secondary Education to be licensed to teach.

Students should consult with a Faculty Mentor on whether the THEA 190 requirement can be met with student teaching.  

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.