Communication Arts
College of Arts and Humanities

Theatre Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre – 126 Hours

Core- https://catalog.georgiasouthern.edu/undergraduate/academic-resources/programs-requirements/core-curriculum-course-requirements/
Area A1 6 Hours
Area A2 3 Hours
Area B 7 Hours
Area C 6 Hours
Area D1 8 Hours
Area D2 3 Hours
Area E 9 Hours
HLTH 1525 – Concepts of Health and Physical Activity 2 Hours
FYE 1220 – First Year Seminar 2 Hours
Total 46 Hours
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major
 THEA 1100 – Theatre Appreciation 0r/THEA 2410 Oral Interpretation (Armstrong Campus) 3 Hours
THEA 2300 – Script Analysis 3 Hours
THEA 2332 – Stagecraft 3 Hours
THEA 2333 – Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting 3 Hours
Foreign Language 2001 – Intermediate I 3 Hours
Foreign Language 2002 – Intermediate II 3 Hours
Total 18 Hours
Major Requirements 21Hours
THEA 2711 – Theatre Practicum 1 hour
THEA 3200 – Stage Design Concepts 3 hours
THEA 3230 – Voice for the Stage 3 hours
THEA 3337 – Play Directing 3 hours
THEA 3711 – Practicum  – Professional Development 1 hour
THEA 4330 – Theatre History: to Elizabethans 3 hours
THEA 4331 – Theatre History: Elizabethans to Modern 3 hours
Chose One Upper Division Theatre Design course
THEA 4335 Scene Design
THEA 4336 Lighting Design
THEA  4337 Costume Design (Statesboro Campus)
3 hours
THEA 4711 – Practicum- Capstone 1 hour
Total 21 Hours
Select 15 hours from the following:
THEA 3030 – Selected Topics – Theatre 3 hours
THEA 3131 – Stage Make-Up 3 hours
THEA  3231  Movement for the Actor  (Statesboro and Armstrong Campuses) 3 hours
THEA  3233  Audition and the Business of Acting  (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3234  Acting for the Screen I 3 hours
THEA  3330  Acting II: Scene Study 3 hours
THEA  3332  African American Theatre (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3333  Irish Theatre (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3336  Theatre Management 3 hours
THEA  3338  Rehearsal and Performance (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3500  Musical Theatre Voice I   (Armstrong Campus) 2 hours
THEA  3501  Musical Theatre Voice II (Armstrong Campus) 2 hours
THEA  3503  Creative Dramatics  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3504  Musical Theatre Dance Choreography  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3505  Theatre Dance Techniques  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3506  Theatre Management II: Marketing the Arts 3 hours
THEA  3509  Play Production  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  3760  Scene Painting 3 hours
THEA  3850  Problems in Design  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4030  Children’s Theatre Tour  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4332  Children’s Theatre and Storytelling (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4333  Acting III: Styles  (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4334  Drama in Performance 3 hours
THEA  4335  Scene Design 3 hours
THEA  4336  Lighting Design 3 hours
THEA  4337  Costume Design  (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4338  Seminar: World Theatre 3 hours
THEA  4430  Acting for the Screen II: Advanced Techniques 3 hours
THEA  4500  Advanced Lighting Design 3 hours
THEA  4501  Stagecraft II 3 hours
THEA  4503  Stage Managers and Designers Lab (Armstrong Campus) 2 hours
THEA  4505  Acting IV: Shakespearean Styles  (Armstrong Campus) 3 hours
THEA  4831  Directed Study 3 hours
THEA  4980  Directors Lab  (Armstrong Campus) 2 hours
THEA  5550  Playwriting  (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
COMS 3336 – Introduction to Performance Studies 3 hours
COMS 4336 – Performance, Culture, Communication  (Armstrong Campuses) 3 hours
MMFP 3331 – Single Camera Production 3 hours
MMFP 3436 – Advanced Audio Production   (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
MMFP  4135 – Lighting and Cinematography  (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
MMFP 4337 – Digital Media Post Production (Statesboro Campus) 3 hours
Total 15 Hours
General Electives 9 hours
Minor – Required 15 Hours
Total Hours to Graduate 126

Other Program Requirements:

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.

Honors in Theatre:

To graduate with Honors in Theatre, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • Successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Suggested course for Honors:

THEA 3337 – Play Directing (3)
THEA 4330 – Theatre History I: Origins to 1700 (3)
THEA 4331 – Theatre History II: 1700 to Contemporary (3)
THEA 4335 – Scene Design (3)
THEA 4336 – Lighting Design (3)
THEA 4337 – Costume Design (3)

Course Descriptions

Last updated: 3/4/2019

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5138commarts@georgiasouthern.edu