Theatre - Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)

B.A. Theatre Major 40 cr.

The B.A. in Theatre is for students who intend to teach, or to pursue a more diversified liberal arts program.

Pre-requisite courses: 15 cr.

  • TRE 1310 Introduction to Theatre 3 cr.
  • TRE 1610 Fundamentals of Acting 3 cr.
  • TRE 2660 Theatre Crafts 3 cr.
  • TRE 2680 Acting II 3 cr.
  • TRE 3500 Scene Study I  3 cr.

Rehearsal and Production 4 cr.
In addition to the above prerequisites, students are required to take a minimum of 4 hours of Rehearsal and Production.  Credit may be taken 1 hour at a time.

  • TRE 1320 Rehearsal and Production 1-2 cr.
  • TRE 3740 Rehearsal and Production 1-2 cr.

Upper Division Courses: 6 cr.

  • TRE 4300 History of Theatre I  3 cr., and

One Course from the following

  • TRE 4310 History of Theatre II 3 cr.
  • TRE 4650 Fundamentals of Directing 3 cr.

Electives 15 cr.
Courses may be chosen from the upper division course list in the B.A. degree program pending approval of the instructor.  Those courses include:

  • TRE 2540   Movement 3 cr.
  • TRE 3100   Theatrical Design 3 cr.
  • TRE 3510   Dynamics I/Modern Acting  3 cr.
  • TRE 3520   Acting Styles/Improvisation & Low Comedy  3 cr.
  • TRE 3540   Voice and Diction
  • TRE 3560   Dynamics II/Acting for the Camera  3 cr.
  • TRE 3570   Acting Styles II/Classical Technique  3 cr.
  • TRE 3590   Voice & Diction/I.P.A.  3 cr.
  • TRE 3600   Non-Profit Management  3 cr.
  • TRE 4500   Scene Study/Shakespeare   3 cr.
  • TRE 4510   Dynamics/Audition  3 cr.
  • TRE 4670   Methods of Teaching High School Drama  3 cr.
  • TRE 4680   Methods of Production/Perf. Arts in Detroit  3 cr.
  • TRE 4950   Directed Studies/Readings in Theatre  1-3 cr.
  • TRE 4970   Directed Studies in Directing  1-3 cr.
  • TRE 4980   Directed Studies in Design  1-3 cr.

Senior Capstone (3 credits in addition to 40 cr. major)

The Capstone is intended for students who may wish to pursue further education or in preparation for entering the profession.  In the fall of the senior year, the student will propose a project developed with the aid of the advisor and a professor in the chosen area of interest.

  • TRE  4960   Dynamics/Senior Capstone  3 cr.