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    The Bachelor of Arts in general 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 student with creative experiences in studio and performance work.

    About this Major

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


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    A minimum of 120 semester credits is required to complete the B.A. general theatre degree. 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 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.

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    Critical Tracking

    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 2 of 8 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: DAN 2100, THE 2000, TPA 2202C, TPA 2120C, TPA 2232C, TPP 2110, TPP 3103, TPP 3650
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete TPP 3103 and TPP 3650 with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    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.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​ ​3
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B or P
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 3103 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 3 Credits
    DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century
    GE-H and N
    3
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Foreign language 5
    ​Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    ​3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 15

    For the B.A. in general theatre, students must complete at least 50 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1
    GE-H and N
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Outside electives 6
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2
    GE-H and N
    3
    ​TPP 3311 Directing 3​​
    Outside electives 6
    Physical or biological science laboratory 1
    Physical Science 3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 credits of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 3234 Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (GE-H and D) or
    THE 3231 African American Theatre History and Practice
    3
    Outside electives 6
    Theatre electives 6
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4481 Production Dramaturgy or
    TPP 4600 Playwriting Workshop or
    Approved elective
    3
    THE 4970 Senior Project
    B.A. majors only
    1
    Outside electives 6
    Theatre electives 5
    Total 15
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