Stage Management

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 B.A. 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 B.A. degree to the competitive B.F.A. and M.F.A. professional training degrees.


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The Bachelor of Arts in theatre, stage management is for students who want a liberal arts education with an emphasis in stage management for performing arts. In addition to a broad liberal arts background, the B.A. provides the student with creative and collaborative production experiences.

A minimum of 120 semester credits is required to complete the B.A. theatre degree, stage management emphasis. An outside elective is any course taken outside of the major. Unless an approved minor is included, 18 credits of electives must be chosen from 3000/4000-level courses outside of the School of the Theatre and Dance. Transfer students with A.A. degrees must complete additional courses in the basic distribution, which includes general education requirements. Students must earn minimum grades of C in each of these courses and they may not be taken S/U.

Students must take 10 credits of foreign language or show a minimum proficiency in a single foreign language by taking a placement test. If the proficiency is met, it does not reduce the number of credits required for the degree. Foreign language may be taken S/U or for a letter grade, and the minimum grade is C; no credit is given through CLEP examinations.

All students pursuing the B.A. degree must consult the department advisor and get approval before attempting the elective portion of this program.

Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

Semester 1

  • Complete THE 2000 and TPP 2110 with minimum grades of C         
  • 2.0 UF GPA required                                                           

Semester 2

  • Complete DAN 2100 and TPA 2202C with minimum grades of C                  
  • 2.0 UF GPA required                                               

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

  • Complete THE 4110 with a minimum grade of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 6

Semester 7

  • Maintain a C or above in theatre and/or dance elective courses
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 8

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Humanities with Diversity) 3
TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline (Critical Tracking) 3
Gen Ed Composition (Writing Requirement) 3
State Core Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Semester Two
DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International) 3
TPA 2202C Stagecraft (Critical Tracking) 4
State Core Gen Ed Composition 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Semester Three
PSY 2012 General Psychology (State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
TPA 2232C Beginning Costume (Critical Tracking) 3
TPP 3650 Script Analysis (Critical Tracking) 3
TPA 4601 Stage and Theatre Management (Critical Tracking) 3
THE 4950 Production Workshop 1
Semester Four
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences) 3
TPA 3217 Introduction to Lighting and Sound (Critical Tracking) 4
TPP 3311 Directing (Critical Tracking) 3
TPA 4931 Advanced Stage Management Seminar 1
TPA 4946 Production Practicum (Stage Management ) 1-3
Upper division elective 3
Semester Five
THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International) 3
TPA 4931 Advanced Stage Management Seminar 1
TPA 4946 Production Practicum (Stage Management ) 2-3
Foreign language 5
Upper division elective 3
Semester Six
THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (Gen Ed Humanities and International; Critical Tracking) 3
THE 4950 Production Workshop 1
State Core Gen Ed Biological and Physical Sciences 3
Theatre or dance elective 3
Foreign language 5
Summer After Semester Six
THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 3
Upper division electives 6
Semester Seven
SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
TPA 4931 Advanced Stage Management Seminar 1
TPA 4946 Production Practicum (Stage Management Senior Project) 3
Theatre or dance elective 3
Upper division elective 3
Semester Eight
THE 3234
Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (Gen Ed Humanities and Diversity; Critical Tracking)
or African American Theatre History and Practice
THE 4970 Senior Project (B.A. majors only; Critical Tracking) 1
Theatre electives 6
Upper division elective 3
 Total Credits120

Students must complete at least 50 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.
An upper division elective is any 3000/4000 level course. At least 18 hours of upper division electives must be from courses outside of the SoTD. Lower division courses (including suggested 1000/2000 electives listed below) can be accepted if they are part of an approved minor.

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Students should enroll in TPA 4931 Advanced Stage Management Seminar the same semesters they are enrolled in TPA 4946 Production Practicum.


THE 4481Production Dramaturgy3
THE 4905Individual Study1-4
TPA 2120CBeginning Makeup1
TPA 3208Drawing/Drafting for the Stage3
TPA 4020Lighting Design3
TPA 4049Costume Design3
TPA 4066Scene Design3
TPA 4940Internship in Theatre Design or Production1-9
TPP 4531Stage Combat: Unarmed and Light Weaponry3


DAA 1000Fundamentals of Dance Technique3
DAA 2104Contemporary Dance Practices 12
DAA 2204Contemporary Ballet Practices 12
DAA 2331West African Dance and Music2
DAA 2504Basic Jazz2
DAA 2610Dance Composition 12
DAA 3548Theatre Dance Styles2-3

Other Suggested Electives

MUT 1001Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments2
HFT 2750Event Management3
MAN 3025Principles of Management4

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