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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA/BS Theatre Arts

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BA/BS Generalist Program in Theatre

Admission to the BA/BS Program in Theatre is granted by the department. All BA/BS threatre majors are required to maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 for graduation. No theatre major coursework with a grade below a C will count towards the major degree completion requirements. Maybe the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program is for you ... Find more about the programs and Freshman/Transfer Talent Grants here.

Admission to the advanced (400-level) acting, directing and design courses is by permission from the faculty through evaluation of prior course and production work and, when appropriate, by audition or interview. This determination will be made each semester and students must apply for admission to these courses in the semester prior to entering the course. Exceptions may be made for incoming transfer students.

Sky Girls
The Department's Studio season gives undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to design, build
and direct fully mounted productions. The smaller cast Sky Girls was presented in September 2013.

Course Descriptions

For those with an interest in theatre who want an advanced knowledge of all areas. Not for those seeking a professional career in theatre.

Printable version: BA/BS Theatre Arts Generalist (Word document)

Printable version: Theatre Minor (Word document)

Required Courses

The Core

THEA 10X-5 Theatre Activity (3 different areas)
THEA 110-3 Fundamentals of Acting (Acting for Everyone)
THEA 235-3 Fundamentals of Directing
THEA 281-3 Play Analysis
THEA 481-3 Theatre History I
THEA 482-3 Theatre History II
Total of 20 credits

The Major

200 or 400-1 Careers or Portfolio

Choose 12 credits from the following:

THEA 121-1 Movement for Theatre
THEA 210-3 Intermediate Acting
THEA 211-3 Musical Theatre Acting I*
THEA 22X-2 Intermediate Dance Options*
THEA 240-3 Basic Design
THEA 265-2 Stage Makeup
THEA 2XX-3 Technology Options
THEA 285-3 Theatre of Diversity

Choose 12 credits from the following:

THEA 41X-3 Acting Options*
THEA 4XX-3 Design Options*
THEA 430-3 Theatre Management
THEA 435-3 Advanced Directing*
THEA 483-3 Musical Theatre History

25 credits + core = 45 credits

*These courses require prerequisites and permission

No minor required