BA in Theatre

Units required for Major: 48
Total units required for 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 Renaissance 13
THEA 3Theatre History After 1660 13
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 1
African American Theatre and Culture 1
Contemporary Chicano/Latino Theatre: Themes and Performance 1965-Present 1
Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre 1
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: 26
Voice and Movement II
Musical Theatre
Acting Study III: Advanced Acting
Audition Technique
Acting Styles: Shakespeare
Puppetry
Multicultural Puppetry 1
Children's Theatre
Black Drama in the African Diaspora 1
Multicultural Perspectives in American Film 1
Fieldwork
Special Problems in Theatre
Total Units48

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (3-6 Units)
C1 - Arts 20
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course 20
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 30 - 3
Area D: The Individual and Society (12 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units40-43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (6-9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 20 - 3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9-12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 30 - 3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 46