Theatre - Performance (Bachelor of Arts)

A Bachelor of Arts in Theatre requires a minimum of 120 semester hours.  All students majoring in Theatre must complete forty-five (45) hours of theatre courses, including the core classes: 

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
THR 242Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 246Acting Fundamentals3
THR 250Student's Theatre 12
THR 280Play Analysis3
THR 284Stage Crafts3
THR 349Theatre Practicum 12
THR 361Theatre History I (WI)3
THR 362Theatre History II3
THR 490Senior Practicum (WI)2
Twelve hours within the concentration12
Nine hours of 300+ level theatre electives9
Total Hours45

The Performance concentration consists of twelve (12) hours in addition to the Theatre core classes and electives: 

Course Title Credits
Performance Concentration
THR 290Voice for the Actor3
THR 254Movement for the Actor 3
THR 346Acting: Classical Styles 3
Select three hours of electives from the following or other approved performance electives3
Directing
Auditioning
Careers in Performance
Puppetry
Acting: Advanced Techniques
Special Topics in Performance
Total Hours12

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
History sequence 3
THR 242 Introduction to the Theatre 3
THR 246 Acting Fundamentals 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours15
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Art 3
History sequence 3
THR 250 Student's Theatre 1
THR 280 Play Analysis 3
THR 284 Stage Crafts 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
Natural Science 4
Social and Behavioral Science 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
THR 290 Voice for the Actor 3
 Hours16
Spring
Literature 3
EH 141 Speech 3
Natural Science 4
THR 250 Student's Theatre 1
THR 254 Movement for the Actor 3
 Hours14
Junior
Fall
Social/Behavioral Science 3
THR 346 Acting: Classical Styles 3
THR 349 Theatre Practicum 1
THR 361 Theatre History I (WI) 3
Minor/Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
THR 349 Theatre Practicum 1
THR 362 Theatre History II 3
Performance or THR 300+ Elective 3
Minor 6
 Hours13
Senior
Fall
THR 490 Senior Practicum (WI) 2
Performance or THR 300+ Elective 3
Minor 6
Electives 4
 Hours15
Spring
THR 300+ Electives 6
Minor/Electives 9
 Hours15
 Total Hours120