Theatre Arts

A. A. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours

 

THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre 3 hours  
  Two Additional Approved Humanities Courses 6 hours  
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Total 41 hours

  Acting I 3 hours  
  Stage Craft I 3 hours  
  Theatre Electives (excluding theatre history) 7 hours  
 

Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Lang.)

6 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Theatre Arts A.A. Total 60 hours

A. S. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours

 

THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre 3 hours  
  Two Additional Approved Humanities Courses 6 hours  
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Total 41 hours

  Acting I 3 hours  
  Stage Craft I 3 hours  
  Theatre Electives (excluding theatre history) 7 hours  
 

General Electives

6 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Theatre Arts A.S. Total 60 hours
*The B.S. Degree with a major in Theatre Arts is available at Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University.

 

Curricular Map

THEATRE ARTS (Major) ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
History 3 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 3 History  3
Foreign Language I 3 Foreign Language sequence II 3
THEA 1030: Introduction to Theatre 3 Speech 3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature 3 Theatre Electives  4
Acting I 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Natrual Science (lab) 4 Natural Science (lab) 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Stage Craft I 3
Theatre Electives* 3  

 

 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
*Excluding theatre history courses

 

 

 

THEATRE ARTS (Major) ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
History 3 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 3 History  3
Acting I 3 Stage Craft I 3
THEA 1030: Introduction to Theatre 3 Speech 3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature 3 Theatre Electives** 4
Electives (unspecified)  3 Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Natrual Science (lab) 4 Natural Science (lab) 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Electives (unspecified) 3
Theatre Electives** 3  

 

 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:
*The BS Degree with a major in Theatre Arts is available at MTSU and TSU. The BFA degree is offered at APSU.

**Excluding theatre history courses.

 

 

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