BA in Theatre

Units required for Major: 48
Minimum total units required for the BA: 120

Program Description

The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student-learning to advance critically-thinking, creative and collaborative artists. It provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue post graduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges students to be independent thinkers. Our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complemented by national and international faculty and staff experience.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of "C-" is required of courses applied to the major.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (18 Units)
THEA 2History of the Theatre: Ancient to Renaissance3
THEA 3Theatre History After 16603
THEA 11Acting Study I3
THEA 14Stage Makeup and Costume Construction3
THEA 16Stagecraft3
THEA 20Lighting3
Required Upper Division Courses (24 Units)
THEA 100Script Analysis3
THEA 102AVoice and Movement I3
THEA 104Acting Study II3
THEA 107Directing3
THEA 120APracticum in Technical Production (1 unit x 3)1
THEA 121Rehearsal and Performance1
THEA 190Senior Production2
Select one of the following courses fulfilling the "Multicultural Theatre" requirement:3
Women and Theatre: Staging Diversity
African American Theatre and Culture
Contemporary Chicano/Latino Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present
Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre
Select one of the following courses fulfilling the "Design" requirement:3
Lighting and Set Design
Costume Design
Electives (6 Units)
Select two of the following: 16
Voice and Movement II
Musical Theatre
Acting Study III: Advanced Acting
Audition Technique
Acting Styles: Shakespeare
Multicultural Puppetry
Children's Theatre
Black Drama in the African Diaspora
Multicultural Perspectives in American Film
Special Problems in Theatre
Total Units48

Electives must be determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.