Bachelor of Arts in Theatre



The B.A. in theatre offers a core curriculum supporting the collaborative process essential to the living theatre. In consultation with a theatre advisor, students choose courses leading to a general education in theatre or an emphasis in performance, design/technical theatre, or playwriting. The theatre student is expected to participate fully in the production aspects of the theatre program as the essential laboratory in which course work is integrated with practice. The student may specialize in performance, design/technical or playwriting or choose to pursue a general theatre degree. Non-majors are also encouraged to participate in theatre productions and to take theatre courses.

Secondary teacher certification in speech and drama is available to those who complete the sequence of professional education courses and additional speech courses.

Required Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses  18 
Elective Courses*  21 
Total Required Courses for Major 39 
Theatre Degree Balance Sheet

*In consultation with your advisor, you may choose seven courses from performance, design/technical, history/literature or writing for performance or, you may pursue emphasis by taking all electives in a single area or discipline.

Current students should see their Department Advisor or the College Advising Office for a copy of their Balance Sheet(s) with specific course requirements for their major and the Tulsa Curriculum.