University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Theatre B.A. - Theatre Education

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre; Concentration in Theatre Education

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core19
Upper-Division Core10
Theatre Education Concentration17-19
Total Hours46-48

Degree Specific Credits: 46-48

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 18 total credits required.

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 102AIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THTR 103Introduction to House Management1
THTR 106Theater Production I: Run Crew1
THTR 194Seminar/ Workshop1
THTR 202Stagecraft I3
THTR 206Theatre Production II: Run Crew1
THTR 220Acting I3
THTR 235LDramatic Literature3
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Note: Students may select one of the following sections:

  •  Scene Shop 
  •  Costume Shop 
  •  Light Shop 
Complete the following course:
THTR 107ATheater Production I: Construction Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 10 total credits required.

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 330HTheatre History I3
THTR 331Theatre History II3
THTR 375Directing I3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Note: This course must be taken during student's final semester.

Complete the following course:
THTR 499Senior Project (take during final semester)1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Theatre Education Concentration


  • This education concentration contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching concentration of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching concentration of a major or the teaching/education minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the teaching track of a second major or minor in another teaching content area. The demand in Montana high schools for teaching of courses in this field is limited. The required second endorsement should be in a field in high demand.

Theatre Education Concentration Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 210Voice & Speech I2
THTR 221Acting II3
THTR 249Stage Makeup I1
THTR 320Acting III3
THTR 323Auditioning1
THTR 349Stage Makeup II1
THTR 370Stage Management I2
THTR 371Stage Management Practicum I1-3
THTR 439Methods of Teaching Theatre3
Total Hours17-19

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Theatre, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.