Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre and Performance Studies, B.A.

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Program Description

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 is a part of the College of The Arts .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admission Requirements

This program has specific admission requirements in addition to Admissions  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

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .


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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum 

Major Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

Plus one of the following concentrations: (12 Credit Hours)

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)