Theatre B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Theatre

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 43-45

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core

18

Required Courses

Shop Experience I

Upper-Division Core

10

Required Courses

Senior Project

Advising Tracks

15-17

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Track

Theatre Education Endorsement Preparation Track

Total Hours

43-45


Lower-Division Core

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 102A

Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THTR 103

Introd to House Management

1

THTR 106

Theat Prod I: Run Crew

1

THTR 202

Stagecraft I

3

THTR 206

Theat Prod II: Run Crew

1

THTR 220

Acting I

3

THTR 235L

Dramatic Literature

3

Total Hours

15

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Note: Students may select one of the following sections:

  • Scene Shop

  • Costume Shop

  • Light Shop

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 107A

Theat Prod I: Constr Crew

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 330H

Theatre History I

3

THTR 331

Theatre History II

3

THTR 375

Directing I

3

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 499

Senior Project (take during final semester)

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Track

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 15 total credits required.

Shop Experience II

  • Students may select one of the following sections:

    • Scene Shop

    • Costume Shop

    • Light Shop

  • Students must take different shop section than the one taken for the lower-division core requirement.

  • This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 107A

Theat Prod I: Constr Crew

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Focus Area (acting, costumes, literature/history, scenery, etc.)

Note: Art, Dance, Media Arts, Music, and/or Theatre courses may count toward these required electives with approval from advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 12 credits in the following areas:

12

Art (ART)

Art History (ARTH)

Dance (DANC)

Media Arts (MAR or MART)

Music (MUSI, MUSE, or MUST)

Theatre (THTR)

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Theatre Education Endorsement Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track 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 track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

  • 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 Endorsement Track Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 210

Voice & Speech I

3

THTR 221

Acting II

3

THTR 320

Acting III

3

THTR 370

Stage Management I

2

THTR 371

Stage Mgmt Pract I

1-3

THTR 439

Methods of Teaching Theatre

3

Total Hours

15-17

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.