Theatre Arts - Theatre Education Option, B.A.

Requirements

Department of Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements Theatre Arts, Theatre Education Option

The theatre arts major, dance major, and minors are designed to provide competencies in theatre and dance for students who intend to pursue study beyond the Bachelor of Arts degree, who are preparing for careers in teaching or for the professional performing arts. With the assistance of their advisors and with departmental approval, students follow a track of advanced courses specializing in the areas of Acting or Design/Technology or Theatre Education, or students may opt for advanced courses covering a broad range of study by selecting the General track. The Dance program offers intensive studies in dance performance, choreography, and theory.

1. Major requirements (59 units) (See note 1)
Core:DRAMA 10, DRAMA 33, DRAMA 34, DRAMA 110, DRAMA 139, DRAMA 163, DRAMA 185, DRAMA 186 (24 units)
Production:DRAMA 115 (8 units)

Theatre Education Emphasis (27 units)
DRAMA 137
DRAMA 138A

Select 3 units from the following course grouping:
Group 1: DANCE 160, DRAMA 136S, DRAMA  138B (3 units)

Select 9 units from the following course grouping:
Group 2: DRAMA 41, DRAMA 134A, DRAMA 134B, DRAMA 155, DRAMA 180A, DRAMA 180B, DRAMA 181A, DRAMA 181B, DRAMA 182A, DRAMA 182B (9 units)

Select 3 units from the following course grouping:
Group 3: DRAMA 108, DRAMA 187, DRAMA 188T with advisor consent (3 units)

Approved electives: DRAMA 115, DRAMA 179, and DRAMA 89/DRAMA 189 excluded (See note 2) (6 units)

2. General Education requirements (48 units)

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing 

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements), may be used toward a double major or minor

5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. New majors must enroll in DRAMA 10 (fall) and acting emphasis students must enroll in DANCE 20 (spring) during their first year in the program.
  2. Students must meet with their advisor each semester for program approval.
  3. CR/NC grading is not permitted in the theatre arts major.

Faculty

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Careers

theatre arts

The Department of Theatre and Dance faculty includes performers, designers, and directors with top academic credentials as well as professional experience. The department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The most important element in the Department's success is the students. Our undergraduates enjoy unusual opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and mainstage productions. Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Association have honored numerous Fresno State Students.

The most important element in the Department's success is the students. Our undergraduates enjoy unusual opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and mainstage productions.  Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and the American College Dance Festival have honored numerous Fresno State Students.

Working together, students and faculty have created many shows that have won regional, national, and international honors.

What You Can Do

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Designing
  • Directing
  • Event Planning
  • Voiceovers
  • Choreography
  • Stage Management
  • Radio and television
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Rock performances
  • Touring productions
  • Teaching