Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts

SAMPLE Course Sequence

First Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum  1  THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost.  3
 THA 2302, Principles of Acting I  3  THA Elective  3
 THA 2303, Theatre Appreciation (majors)  3  US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)  3
 Oral Communication Required Course  3  Mathematics/Logic Required Course  3
 US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)  3  Life & Physical Sciences with Lab  4
 IS 1100 (if preferred)  1    
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 16

 

Second Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost.   3  THA 3303/4/5, Principles of Scen./Light./Cost.  3
 THA 1301, Voice for the Actor  3  ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric  3
 THA 3351, Theatre in the Community  3  Life & Physical Sciences with Lab  4
 ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric  3  Soc. & Behav. Sciences Required Course  3
 Mathematics/Logic Required Course  3    
TOTAL 15 TOTAL 13

 

Third Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum  1  THA 3309, History of Theatre II
 THA 3308, History of Theatre I  3  THA 4302, Directing Methods
DAN Course   *Foreign Language Required Course
*Foreign Language Required Course   POLS 1301, Amer. Government, Org.
 Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course Minor Required Course 
 Minor Required Course    
TOTAL 17  TOTAL 17

 

Fourth Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum  1  THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum  1
 THA 2101, Stage Makeup (or elective)  1 THA 4110, Senior Seminar   1
 THA 4300, Script Analysis  3  THA 4308, Topics in Theatre History  3
 POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy  3  THA Elective  3
 Minor Required Course  3  Minor Required Course  3
 Minor Required Course  3  Minor Required Course  3
TOTAL 14 TOTAL 14

 

Total program hours—120 minimum

40 hours of upper division classes are required. 

*The BA in Theatre Arts requires at least one year (or its equivalent) of the same foreign language on the college level.

The sample course sequence above includes general minor classes for subject areas in which students can complete classes in any order at any time. Please be aware that the minor in Education - Leading to Texas Teacher Certification - follows a much different pattern. To minor in Education, students must meet specific GPA requirements, testing standards, and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) through the College of Education. Application to the TEP typically does not occur until the student reaches approximately 70-75 credit hours. Teacher Certification will most likely add one full year to a student's program due to the one year student teaching requirement.

 

Contact

School of Theatre and Dance