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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, B.A. Design and Production Track

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Advisement for the major is available from the Music, Theatre and Dance  Department

Theatre, B.A. Design and Production Track Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

  • Complete 14 courses in theatre, 8 core and 5 track courses

  • Complete 5 THEA courses at the 300/400 level.

  • Complete all THEA courses with a C or better.

  • Complete the requirements of a minor. The required minor is waived if the student declares a “double” major.

  • Transfer students majoring in theatre must complete a minimum of 5 THEA courses at SU, including THEA 499 .

  • Complete 100-/200-level courses first in order to meet the prerequisites for 300-/400-level courses.

  • THEA courses that are not listed in the core or tracks can be taken as additional Electives or, if applicable, as 300-/400-level courses.

  • Independent Study is for advanced study by motivated students who have exhausted the range of regular course offerings. Prerequisites: junior standing; 3.0 major GPA; and proposal.

  • Internship applies acquired knowledge and skills in a professional theatre setting. Prerequisites: completion of the major core; junior standing; 3.0 major GPA; and proposal.

  • The proposals for Independent Study and Internship are due in the department office one semester in advance during advising/program planning. See details on the Theatre Program website.

  • Demonstrate 102-level proficiency in a foreign language (see Appendices , Appendix E).


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

Group II: History (2 Courses)

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

Select One Course from One of the Following Seven Areas:

Select One Course from One of the Following Eight Areas:

Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB

  • (course must be from a different area than previously selected) 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 Courses)

Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

  • BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit

Select One Additional Course (Need Not Be a Lab) From

Select One Course From

  • MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IIIA (Humanities)

Design and Production Track Requirements (6 Courses)

Complete Required Courses:

Complete 3 from the Following:

Minor Requirements

Complete a minor area of study. Suggested areas include Art, Communication, Creative Arts, Dance, English, Film and Music. Attach minor checklist. (The required minor is waived if the student declares a “double” major.)

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