Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Theatre is a rich and diverse field comprised of many skills. A B.A. in theatre is a flexible degree that allows for the broadest exploration of theatre as an art form, profession, and a way of understanding our world. Built on a solid liberal arts foundation, students share a common series of theatre courses but can also tailor their electives to their interests, whether it’s acting, design, critical theory, technical theatre, dramaturgy, or stage management.
Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet University Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.
Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in theatre from the Career Center’s Pathways.
Minor in Theatre
A minor in theatre requires a total of 15 hours of theatre coursework, including 2 introductory theatre courses and 3 theatre electives (2 of which must be 3000-level or above).
Careers in Theatre
- Motion Picture
- Publicity (Press Agents)
- Technical Direction
- Set Design
- Stage Management
- Dialect Coaching
- Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
- Stage Management/Direction
- Set Design/Construction
- Property Design
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Costume Design/Wardrobe
- Special Effects
- Broadcast Technology
- Marketing and Advertising
- Fundraising and Development
- Administration of Arts Programs
- Box Office Sales
- Patron Services
BA Curriculum in Theatre
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II1||3|
|THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3||THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics||3|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3|
|Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Core History2||3||Core Science II||4|
|Core Science I||4||Core Math||3|
|Core Literature2||3||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1||Theatre Elective3||3|
|Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) 4||3||THEA 2700 Text Analysis||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3|
|Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence2||3||Core Social Science||3|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence2||3|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|THEA 3950 Directing Seminar or 3960 Dramaturgy Seminar||3||THEA 4950 Theatre Literature and Theory Seminar||3|
|Elective5||3||THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space||3|
|THEA 2840 Beginning Dance Techniques||3||Elective5||3|
|Core Fine Arts (except THEA 2010/THEA 2017)||3||Core Social Science||3|
|Theatre Elective6||2||THEA 4950 Theatre Literature and Theory Seminar||3|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 7||3||Theatre Electives5||6|
|UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.
Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not chosen as the sequence.
This must be a theatre design or technology course.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students must meet with their advisers to determine approved theatre and other electives, unless approved courses are specified in this curriculum model.
This course must be in studio, lab, or practicum course.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Last Updated: January 07, 2020