Sep 24, 2023
Program Description-B.A. Program in Theatre Studies:
The Theatre Studies Program combines studies in theatre with broad preparation in the liberal arts. Students master the fundamentals of acting, directing, history, literature, and design/technology and can use theatre electives to concentrate further in one of these or other areas. The B.A. program is designed to allow students to take a second major or to pursue minor concentrations in two or three other academic areas.
Because of the strength of the theatre production program in the department, the B.A. theatre studies student is in the particularly advantageous position to acquire a high level of practical, as well as theoretical knowledge-a distinction not afforded theatre students in programs with a lesser production emphasis. The student is encouraged to diversify in a variety of disciplines; courses throughout the department, as well as production opportunities, are open to these students.
For additional information:
The Theatre Studies program at Wright State University operates on open admission. If you qualify for admission to Wright State University, you may elect Theatre Studies as your major.
Prospective students should:
- Apply online for admission to Wright State University.
- Provide copies of academic transcripts to Wright State University Admissions and the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures.
Transfer students may be accepted into the program after a university admissions process. The university generally follows a liberal policy in accepting credits, allowing virtually all credits earned at an accredited institution from courses in which the student earned a “C” or better. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining which credits are eligible for transfer.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Ability to critically analyze a work of drama within the contexts of theatre history, dramatic literature and production practice.
- Competence in the fundamental skills of at least one area of technical theatre (costumes, sets, lighting, sound, stage management).
- Competence in fundamental techniques and skills related to the performance process.
- Knowledge of potential employment paths and/or graduate school opportunities related to Theatre Arts.
- An understanding of the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of theatre-making (including writing, directing, acting, design, and technology).
I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours
Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours
Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours
Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours
Element 4: Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours
Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours
Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours
Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours
II. Departmental Requirements: 20 Hours
Additional Electives Chosen From: 15 Hours
III. Related Requirements
IV. College Requirements: 18 Hours
Foreign Language: 12 Hours
Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:
Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, American Sign Language or other.
Graduation Planning Strategy
The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.