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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama (THTRBA)Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama offers a curriculum based on the belief that theatrical production and classroom study are of equal and complementary value. Courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, theatre history, playwriting, design, and theatre technology are all vital and interrelated aspects of the Theatre and Drama program, in that they give students the skills to analyze, produce and perform theatre. Dramatic literature and theatre history courses provide perspective and theory which increase a student's understanding of drama. Production and performance courses offer students the hands-on experience in making theatre. Training in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University prepares graduates for professional careers in a world increasingly dependent upon the arts and humanities for its information, entertainment, and cultural enlightenment.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 33 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Courses*.
    1. Introduction to Theatre. One (1) course:
    2. Acting I for Majors. One (1) course:
      • (majors should choose this course)
  2. Core Courses.
    1. Performance as Art and Design. One (1) course:
    2. Directing I. One (1) course:
    3. History of Theatre and Drama I. One (1) course:
    4. History of Theatre and Drama II. One (1) course:
    5. Technical Theatre. Two (2) courses:
  3. Focal Area. Three (3) additional courses in one (1) of the following Focal Areas:
    • Dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
    • Acting, directing, movement, and voice and speech
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
    • Scenic design, stagecraft, lighting design, costume design, sound design, and stage management
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
    • Playwriting
      • With permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies:
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Notes

  • * Qualified students may audition for the acting faculty for placement in courses beyond THTR-T 100 and THTR-T 120. Contact the department's academic advisor for more information.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.