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  • Theatre, General

    The Bachelor of Arts in general theatre is designed for students who want a liberal arts education with an emphasis in theatre. In addition to a broad liberal arts background, the BA provides the student with creative experiences in studio and performance work.

    About This Major


    A minimum of 120 semester hours is required to complete the BA general theatre degree. An outside elective is any course taken outside of the major. Unless an approved minor is included, 18 credits of electives must be chosen from 3000/4000-level courses outside of the School of Theatre and Dance. Transfer students with A.A. degrees must complete additional courses in the basic distribution, which includes general education requirements. Students must earn minimum grades of C in each of these courses and they may not be taken S-U.

    Students must take 10 hours of foreign language or show a minimum proficiency in a single foreign language by taking a placement test. If the proficiency is met, it does not reduce the number of credit hours required for the degree. Foreign language may be taken S-U or for a letter grade, and the minimum grade is C; no credit is given through CLEP examinations.

    All students pursuing the B.A. degree must consult the department adviser and get approval before attempting the elective portion of this program.

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 7 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: DAN 2100,
      THE 2020, TPA 2202C, TPA 2120C, TPA 2232C, TPP 2110, TPP 3103, TPP 3650

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C

    Semester 5

    • Complete TPP 3103 and TPP 3650 with minimum grades of C
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life​ ​3
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Biological Science (GE-B) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 3103 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Physical Science (GE-P) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 3 Credits
    DAN 2100 Dance Appreciation for the Twenty-first Century (GE-H and N) 3
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Foreign language 5
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPP 3311 Directing 3
    Biological Science (GE-B) 3
    Foreign language 5
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 15

    For the B.A. in general theatre, students must complete at least 50 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H and N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Outside electives 6
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H and N) 3
    Outside electives 6
    Physical or biological science laboratory 1
    Physical Science 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 3234 Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (GE-H and D) or
    THE 3231 African American Theatre History and Practice
    Outside electives 6
    Theatre electives 6
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4481 Production Dramaturgy or
    TPP 4600 Playwriting Workshop or approved elective
    THE 4970 Senior Project (BA majors only) 1
    Outside electives 6
    Theatre electives 5
    Total 15
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majors: theatre-general