Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Theatre

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 35 hours in Theatre courses, with six additional hours strongly recommended. A minimum of 12 Theatre hours must be advanced.
  5. All Theatre students are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester, and B.A. students must enroll in TH 2111 a minimum of two semesters.
  6. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
TH 1354 (TCCN DRAM 1322)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
TH 1364 (TCCN DRAM 1351)3ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3
TH 13503TH 1365 (TCCN DRAM 1352)3
US 11001TH 2111 (TCCN DRAM 1120)1
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 23303TH 2111 (TCCN DRAM 1120)1
Modern Language 14104TH Elective3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3Modern Language 14204
Mathematics Component Code 0203ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
American History Component Code 0603Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 American History Component Code 0603
 16 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 33203TH 33213
TH 3344 or 33463Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Modern Language 23203
Modern Language 23103Minor6
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
TH 43643TH Elective3
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Science3
 12 13
Total Hours: 120