Theatre 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 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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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.

Semester 1

  • Complete 2 of 11 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000 and TPP 2110
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 2

Semester 3

  • Complete TPP 3650 with minimum grades of C
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

  • Complete THE 4111 with a minimum grade of C

Semester 7

  • Complete THE 4110 with a minimum grade of C

Semester 8

  • Complete THE 4970 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.

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) 2
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Semester Two
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
TPA 1012 Introduction to Live Entertainment Design and Production 3
TPP 3103 Acting 2: Analysis and Application (Critical Tracking) 2
Gen Ed Composition (Writing Requirement) 3
Elective 3
Semester Three
TPA 3504
Arts Administration
or Producing for Regional Theatre
TPP 3650 Script Analysis (Critical Tracking) 3
State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Theatre Elective 3
Foreign language 3
Semester Four
THE 4481 Production Dramaturgy 3
TPA 4505
Commercial Theatre Industry
or Theatrical Producing
State Core Gen Ed Composition 3
Theatre Elective 3
Foreign language 3
Semester Five
THE 4950 Production Workshop (Critical Tracking) 1
TPA 4521
Producing for Regional Theatre
or Arts Administration
State Core Gen Ed Mathematics 3
Gen Ed Physical or Biological Sciences OR Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
Business Elective 3
Outside elective 3
Semester Six
THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International) 3
THE 4950 Production Workshop 1
TPP 3311 Directing 3
TPA 4520
Theatrical Producing
or Commercial Theatre Industry
Business Elective 3
Outside Elective 3
Semester Seven
THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (Critical Tracking; Gen Ed Humanities and International) 3
TPA 4601 Stage Management 3
Theatre elective 3
Business Elective 3
Outside electives 3
Semester Eight
Select one Theatre Studies elective: 3
African American Theatre History and Practice
Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre
Latin American and US Latinx Theatre
THE 4970 Senior Project (Critical Tracking; BA majors only) 1
Theatre electives 5
Outside electives 6
 Total Credits120

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 4505The Commercial Theatre Industry 3
TPA 4520Theatrical Producing: Developments & Trends3
TPA 4521Producing for Regional Theatre 3
TPA 4522CNew York Theatre Management Intensive (Spring Break) 2
TPP 4940Internship in Theatre Performance1-9
TPA 4601Stage Management3
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 2021Introduction to Financial Accounting4
BUL 4310The Legal Environment of Business4
FIN 3403Business Finance4
MAN 3025Principles of Management4
MAR 3023Principles of Marketing4
ENT 3003Principles of Entrepreneurship4
ENT 4614Creativity and Innovation in the Business Environment2
ENT 4940Entrepreneurship Practicum1
ENT 4934Special Topics (Business Plan Lab)1-4
MAR 4832New Product Development and Management4
MUM 4051Music Entrepreneurship Dev3
FYC 4408Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits3
FYC 4428Human Resource Management for Nonprofits3
FYC 4409Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings3
FYC 4426Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations3

Outside Electives | 15 Credits

HUM 4912Fine Arts Undergraduate Research (Field Experience in theatre management)2-3
Outside Electives12-13

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