Program

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts

If theatre is your passion, why not major in it?  

We stress hands-on learning supported by a solid foundation in theory and history.  Because so many people in theatre want to do it all, we include a bit of everything in our core program and offer two emphases for your major:

Performance or Design & Technology

Students completing this program will: 

  • Appropriately use vocabulary and historical knowledge from a wide range of theatre sub-disciplines
  • Apply concepts of performance, design and technology
  • Analyze and evaluate scripts and projects and contribute to department productions. 
  • Create new designs, scripts, interpretations, and solutions.
  • Apply principles of effective communication and collaboration.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE THEATRE ARTS MAJOR

Core Courses [34 units]

TA 104 - Story Through Word & Image (4)
TA 105 - Acting I: Principles of Performance (3)
TA 221 - Makeup for Stage  & Screen (2)
TA 237 - Production Techniques (3)
TA 328 - Production Practicum (4) [1 unit course taken for 4 semesters]
TA 340 - Theatre History & Criticism I (4)
TA 341 - Theatre History & Criticism II (4) [DCG-n]
TA 451 - Principles of Stage Directing (4)
TA 494 - Senior Seminar (2)

 Take one of the following courses: 

TA 331 - Scenic Design & Art Direction (4), or
TA 333 - Lighting Design Stage  & Screen (4), or
TA 336 - Costume Design Stage & Screen (4)

 Elective Courses [Select 14 units]

TA 215 - Acting 2: Principles of Voice & Movement (4)
TA 231 - Production & Stage Management (2)
TA 315 - Advanced Principles of Acting for the Stage (4)
TA 331 - Scenic Design & Art Direction (4)
TA 333 - Lighting Design Stage & Screen (4)
TA 336 - Costume Design Stage & Screen (4)
TA 367 - Performance Workshop (1-4) [2 unit limit toward degree]
TA 415 - Acting for the Camera (4)
TA 480 - Special Topics in Theatre Arts (1-4)

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE THEATRE ARTS MINOR

A minor requires a minimum of 15 units, with a minimum of 6 upper division units.
TA 328 - Production Practicum (1), or
TA 340 - Theatre History & Criticism I (4)
TA 341 - Theatre History & Criticism II (4)

 

Plus 10 units focused on performance, design and technology, or a combination of

the two areas selected in consultation with a departmental advisor.

 

 

 

See HSU Catalog for Details  
 
You don’t have to major in something else just to be practical.   A Theatre Arts degree at HSU will give what you need for jobs, a career and the art you love.