University Bulletin 2019-20

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 432
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
3 hrs  
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.
Students pursuing a degree in Drama also must have a minor in another discipline.

Department of Theatre & Dance website

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.