Bachelor of Arts Degree
College of the Arts, Department of Theatre, Performance Studies, and Dance
The Bachelor in Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies majors take provides students with a strong liberal arts foundation that prepares them to pursue diverse careers, including those in the professional theatre, as well graduate studies in theatre and performance studies. The B.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies is accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre).
The degree is comprised of 18 hours of lower-division courses, which introduces students to our program of study. At the 3000- and 4000-level, students take a core of classes including acting, visual imagination, performing literature, performing culture, play analysis, and history and theory. Additionally, students select a three-course concentration choosing from emphases in acting, performance studies (including storytelling, performance art, directing, adaptation of texts for the stage, and dramaturgy), design/technology, or musical theatre.
The major culminates in a senior seminar and six (6) hours of an applied/professional sequence. The applied/professional sequence, which is individually designed in cooperation with the student’s advisor, may include combinations of internships, co-ops, directed studies, international study, practicum courses, and/or service learning components.
All theatre and performance studies majors must demonstrate competence in foreign languages up through the level of FL 2002.
High school GPA requirement of 2.5 or higher for entering first-year freshmen.
College GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher for entering transfers and currently-enrolled KSU students seeking a change in major.