The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre is designed for students who want a liberal arts education with an emphasis in theatre. In addition to a broad liberal arts background, the BA provides the creative experiences of studio and performance work. Students are expected not only to master critical thinking about performance through courses such as theatre history, playwriting, and dramaturgy, but also to audition for productions or involve themselves in the creation of theatrical experiences on many levels.

The Bachelor of Arts provides broad career opportunities in several fields and an opportunity to minor in other subject areas. Examples of possible minors are English, business, or communications.

About this Program

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

School Information

The School of Theatre + Dance provides an intimate setting where students, faculty, and staff interact in constant and close collaboration. Curricular programs are suited to a range of student interests and talents, from the liberal arts BA degree to the competitive BFA and MFA professional training degrees.


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Related Programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in theatre prepares graduates to pursue additional academic degrees or enter professional theatre, teaching, or allied fields such as communication or public relations. If they choose to pursue advanced degrees, BA graduates traditionally enter MA, JD, or PhD programs. Regardless of degree or career expectations, students complete a core of foundation courses in theatre and dance in addition to General Education courses required by the College of the Arts, the university, and the state of Florida.

The Bachelor of Arts in General Theatre provides a liberal arts education with an emphasis in theatre that includes creative experiences in studio and performance. Students can combine the degree with a minor in another subject area to enhance their opportunities for graduate work or entry to professional theatre, teaching, or allied fields such as communication and public relations.

Before Graduating Students Must

  • Satisfactory faculty evaluation of a senior project.

  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

Students in the Major Will Learn to

Student Learning Outcomes | SLOs


  1. Recall primary examples of the history, literature, structure, and theory of theatre.

Critical Thinking

  1. Apply problem-solving strategies to artistic processes.


  1. Communicate in advanced written and oral form on both analytical and artistic levels.

Curriculum Map

I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

Courses SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
THE 3234 R
THE 4110 I R
THE 4111 A A
TPA 2202C I
TPA 2232C I
TPP 2110 I I
TPP 3103 R
TPP 3311 R R
TPP 3650 R
TPP 4481 R A

Assessment Types

  • Quizzes
  • Dramaturgical protocol/casebook
  • Senior project