Courses for a Degree in Theatre

A college degree in theatre focuses on studying plays and other dramatic works and learning how to produce them.

For this major you’ll take lots of theatre classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in theatre:

Core Theatre Courses:

  • Theatre Practicum
  • Acting
  • Approaching Design
  • Script Analysis
  • Scenic Production
  • Costume Production
  • Lighting Production
  • Stage Management and Direction
  • History of Theatre

Concentration in Performance Courses:

  • Advanced Acting
  • Beginning Voice and Speech
  • Movement
  • Musical Performance for Actors
  • Acting with an Accent
  • Children and Drama
  • Audition Techniques
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Fundamentals of Directing  

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology