The Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses
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 four additional THE 475 hours may be counted towards Theatre Major electives for an overall total possible 6 hours.
Theatre Appreciation 1
Topics in Theatre Production
Topics in Dramatic Literature
Voice and Movement
Women Playwrights
Intermediate Acting
Directing for the Theatre
Playing Shakespeare
Topics in Performance
Stage Combat
Total Hours 35-36

Transfer Courses for the B.A. in Theatre

Students may submit a Student Petition 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 (THE 310, THE 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.