Majors in Arts and Sciences may be completed with a minimum of 120 semester hours unless designated otherwise. At least 30 hours of course work, which represents 25% of the required 120 hours, must be at the upper division level in order to fulfill the University's residency requirement. At least 15 of the 30 upper-division hours must be in the major or concentration area. An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for graduation. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in the student's major or concentration area.
|Course Requirements||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|A minimum of 45 semester hours in Theatre & Dance, including||45|
|DRA 100||Theatre Workshop: Rehearsal and Performance||1 hr|
|DRA 101||Theatre Workshop: Technical Production||1 hr|
|DRA 100, 101, 102, 300, 301 or 302 Additional Workshop||1 hr|
|DRA 103*||Theatre Symposium||4 hrs|
|DRA 120||Acting I||3 hrs|
|DRA 130 and 131 and 132||Stagecraft, Fundamentals of Lighting, Costume Fundamentals||9 hrs|
|DRA 150||Text Analysis||3 hrs|
|DRA 210||Makeup||1 hr|
|DRA 220, 221, or 222||Additional Acting course from: Stage Movement, Voice for Actors, or Acting II in Acting Styles||3 hrs|
|DRA 330 OR
DRA 331 OR
|DRA 340||Directing I||3 hrs|
|DRA 350||Theatre History I (W)||3 hrs|
|DRA 351||Theatre History II (W)||3 hrs|
|Additional elective hours in DRA *||4 hrs|
|DRA 480||Senior Capstone||3 hrs|
|*Note: Elective hours in Drama except DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 103, DRA 300, DRA 301 or DRA 302.|
The programs are designed to provide students with a theoretical foundation and a practical proficiency in the arts of theatre.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) allows the student to gain a better understanding of the theatre, while the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) provides pre-professional training in the same field. Both include lectures, workshops, and practical experience in all phases of the theatre.
All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. DRA 150 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Theatre & Dance majors.