About this Program
- College: Arts
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts
- Specializations: General | Stage Management | Theatre Management
- Credits for Degree: 120
To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.
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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NADINE MCGUIRE THEATRE AND DANCE PAVILION
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
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.
Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for progress toward 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.
- Complete 2 of 13 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000 and TPP 2110
- 2.0 UF GPA required
- Complete TPA 3217 and 1 Theatre Elective with minimum grades of C
- 2.0 UF GPA required
- Complete THE 4111 with a minimum grade of C
- Complete THE 4110 with a minimum grade of C
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.
|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)||2|
|State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences||3|
|Gen Ed Mathematics||3|
|Quest 2 (Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)||3|
|TPA 2202C||Stagecraft (Critical Tracking)||4|
|TPP 3103||Acting 2: Analysis and Application (Critical Tracking)||2|
|Gen Ed Composition (Writing Requirement)||3|
|TPA 2232C||Beginning Costume (Critical Tracking)||3|
|TPP 3650||Script Analysis (Critical Tracking)||3|
|State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|TPA 3217||Introduction to Lighting and Sound (Critical Tracking)||4|
|State Core Gen Ed Composition||3|
|TPA 3504||Arts Administration (Critical Tracking)||3|
|THE 4950||Production Workshop (Critical Tracking)||1|
|State Core Gen Ed Mathematics||3|
|Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 1||3|
|Outside electives (Business elective, 3-4 cr., AND Outside Elective, 2-3 cr.)||6|
|THE 4111||History of Theatre on Stage 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)||3|
|THE 4950||Production Workshop||1|
|Outside electives (Business Elective, 6-7 cr., AND HUM 4912, 2-3 cr.)||9|
|THE 4110||History of Theatre on Stage 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International)||3|
|Outside electives (Business Elective AND Outside Elective)||6|
|Summer After Semester Seven|
|TPP 4940||Internship in Theatre Performance (Summer Internship, placement contingent on faculty approval; Theatre Elective)||1-9|
|African American Theatre History and Practice|
|Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and Diversity)|
|THE 4970||Senior Project (Critical Tracking; BA majors only)||1|
General Education course must be requirement not fulfilled by the Quest 2 course.
For the BA in General Theatre, students must complete at least 50 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.
Complete 15 credits of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Theatre | Select 15 Credits
|TPA 4505||The Commercial Theatre Industry||3|
|TPA 4520||Theatrical Producing: Developments & Trends||3|
|TPA 4521||Producing for Regional Theatre||3|
|TPA 4522C||New York Theatre Management Intensive (Spring Break)||2|
|TPP 4940||Internship in Theatre Performance||1-9|
|TPA 4601||Stage Management||3|
|or THE 4481||Production Dramaturgy|
Approved Outside Electives
Business-Oriented | Select 12 Credits
OR students enrolled in the Master of Science in Management program may enroll in 12 required credits dual counted for the BA and MSM degrees.
|ACG 2021||Introduction to Financial Accounting||4|
|BUL 4310||The Legal Environment of Business||4|
|FIN 3403||Business Finance||4|
|MAN 3025||Principles of Management||4|
|MAR 3023||Principles of Marketing||4|
|ENT 3003||Principles of Entrepreneurship||4|
|ENT 4614||Creativity and Innovation in the Business Environment||2|
|ENT 4940||Entrepreneurship Practicum||1|
|ENT 4934||Special Topics (Business Plan Lab)||1-4|
|MAR 4832||New Product Development and Management||4|
|MUM 4051||Music Entrepreneurship Dev||3|
|FYC 4408||Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits||3|
|FYC 4428||Human Resource Management for Nonprofits||3|
|FYC 4409||Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings||3|
|FYC 4426||Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations||3|
Outside Electives | 15 Credits
|HUM 4912||Fine Arts Undergraduate Research (Field Experience in theatre management)||2-3|
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
- Recall primary examples of the history, literature, structure, and theory of theatre.
- Apply problem-solving strategies to artistic processes.
Communicate in advanced written and oral form on both analytical and artistic levels.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3|
- Dramaturgical protocol/casebook
- Senior project