The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies provides undergraduate students with a foundation in theatre and performance studies through the study of a variety of texts and styles, including classical and contemporary plays, musical theatre, folk and literary narratives, performance art, poetry, comedy improv, storytelling, solo performance, and personal narratives. Students choose between concentrations in acting, performance studies, musical theatre or design/technology. Internships with professional organizations and education abroad opportunities are integrated into the curriculum. An innovative season of diverse public performances offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom study with the highest standards of professional practice in research, performance, design, technical theatre, and the creation of original work. The program prepares students for entry into the profession or other related fields and for graduate study in theatre, performance studies, and related fields.
This program has specific admission requirements in addition to admission to Kennesaw State University. If you have been accepted to Kennesaw State University, and you are interested in becoming a theatre and performance studies major, please fill out the application. Auditions are not required for acceptance into the program. Students interested in applying to this program must meet the following program requirements:
- A high school GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for first-year freshmen applying to be theatre and performance studies majors.
- A college GPA requirement of 3.0 or higher is required for entering transfers and currently-enrolled KSU students seeking a change in major
Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.
Double Owl Pathway
This program offers a Double Owl Pathway. The Double Owl Pathway is an advising pathway for high-potential KSU undergraduate students who want to accelerate the attainment of a Master’s degree at KSU. For pathway options and to learn if you qualify, visit https://doubleowl.kennesaw.edu
Program of Study
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)
Major Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
Upper Division Core Requirements (18 Credit Hours)
Applied Professional Sequence (6 Credit Hours)
Students must take a total of 6 hours from the following courses
Plus one of the following concentrations: (12 Credit Hours)
Plus two of the following:
Performance Studies Concentration
Select any four courses from the following:
Plus two of the following:
Musical Theatre Concentration
Related Studies (12 Credit Hours)
Students must take 12 credit hours of any combination of the following:
Any 3000/4000 level TPS course not already required or used in the major or concentration.
Any 3000/4000 level course in the University curriculum with the following prefixes is pre-approved for Related Studies: TPS, DANC, MUSI, ART, ENGL, FILM, AMST, AADS, GWST, PSYC, SOC, HIST, FL ,FREN, SPAN, ITAL, GERM, JAP, KOR, HEBR, GEOG, ANTH, ARCH,ACCT, ECON, FIN, ENTR, ISA, IS, MKTG, MGMT.
Additional approvals may be arranged with an advisor.
Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)
Any courses in the university curriculum.
Program Total (120 Credit Hours)