The Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses 25
THE 108 Principles of Stagecraft 1 4
THE 109 Production Support I 2 0
THE 201 Script Analysis 3
THE 208 Principles of Costume Construction and Stage Makeup 3
THE 209 Production Support II 2 0
THE 273 Principles of Acting 1 4
THE 308 Principles of Theatre Design 3
THE 381 Theatre History I 3
THE 475 Theatre Practicum 1,2
THE 489 Senior Capstone 2
Electives 12
Up to three additional THE 475 hours may be counted towards Theatre Major electives
THE 274 Introduction to Theatre 1 3
THE 310 Topics in Theatre Production 3,4
THE 320 Topics in Dramatic Literature 3
THE/COM 323 Voice and Movement 4
THE 325/ENG 332/WGS 332 Women Playwrights 3
THE 327 Playwriting 3
THE/COM 373 Intermediate Acting 4
THE/COM 476 Directing for the Theatre 4
THE 477/ENG 342 Playing Shakespeare 4
THE 370 Topics in Performance 3,4
THE 375 Stage Combat 4

 These courses fulfill Visual, Creative, and Performing Arts or Humanities requirements in the UIS General Education Curriculum.


 All majors must complete THE 109/THE 209 in or after the semester in which they are enrolled in THE 108/THE 208, respectively.

Transfer Courses for the B.A. in Theatre

Students may petition UIS Theatre to have theatre courses that were completed at a comparable institution count towards the B.A. in Theatre at UIS. UIS Theatre will make the determination if the courses are equivalent to UIS course work. Please contact a theatre faculty member for details.

Theatre practicum credits from other institutions will not transfer to the major.

Grading Policy for the B.A. in Theatre

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all THE courses that apply towards the B.A. degree in Theatre (grades of C- or lower will not be accepted). Courses taken on a CR/NC basis will not count toward the degree. The course grading policy is determined by each instructor as appropriate to the individual course and is announced at the beginning of the term. THE courses may be repeated for grade improvement only once.

Course Repetition for the B.A. in Theatre

Each Topics course (310, 320, etc…) may be taken for credit for the major no more than four times, provided the topic is different each time. THE 499 (Tutorial/Independent Study) may be taken for up to six hours. THE 475 (Production Practicum) may be repeated for up to a total of six hours.