Bachelor of Arts/Science in Theatre - Theatre Education Emphasis, with Secondary Education Licensure

The Bachelor of Arts / Science in Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre Education has seven basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Foreign Language Requirement (Bachelor of Arts only)
  3. Theatre Core Requirements 
  4. Theatre Practicum Requirements
  5. Acting & Directing Depth Requirements
  6. Design & Technology Depth Requirements
  7. Secondary Education Program Requirements

Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Complete one of the following American Institutions GE courses (Secondary Education Program requirement):
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following Social & Behavioral Sciences GE courses (Secondary Education Program requirement):
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher)
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Theatre Core Requirements
THEA 1001FYE: Theatre1
THEA 1713Script Analysis3
THEA 3720Theatre History & Literature I3
THEA 3730Theatre History and Lit II3
THEA 4900RSenior Project I1
THEA 4901Senior Project II2
Theatre Practicum
Complete 4 credits from the following (2 credits lower-division and 2 credits upper-division):
THEA 2093RTheatre Internship I1-4
THEA 2150R-THEA 2180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 2150RTheater Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 2160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 2170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 2180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
THEA 3150R-THEA 3180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 3150RTheatre Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 3160RTheater Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 3170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 3180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
THEA 4093RTheatre Internship II1-4
THEA 4150R-THEA 4180R (Theatre Workshop)0.5-1
THEA 4150RTheatre Workshop: Performance0.5-1
THEA 4160RTheatre Workshop: Costumes0.5-1
THEA 4170RTheatre Workshop: Sets0.5-1
THEA 4180RTheatre Workshop: Lights0.5-1
Acting & Directing Depth Requirements
Complete four (4) of the following courses:
THEA 1033Acting I3
THEA 2033Acting II3
THEA 3600Directing I3
THEA 3610Directing II3
THEA 3880Stage Management3
Design & Technology Depth Requirements
Complete five (5) of the following courses:
THEA 1223Stage Makeup I3
THEA 1513Stage Craft3
THEA 2203Costume Construction3
THEA 2210Scene Design I3
THEA 2230Lighting Design I3
THEA 2240Costume Design I3
THEA 2250Sound Design I3
Secondary Education Program Prerequisite Courses
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3

Secondary Education Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
THEA 4700Sec Educ Theatre Methods3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher (not C-) in each THEA course.
  6. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  7. 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional Education and Secondary Education courses.

Graduation Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
THEA 1001 FYE: Theatre 1
THEA 1713 Script Analysis 3
THEA 2150R
Theater Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5-1
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1000 Transitional Mathematics II 3
General Elective 1
 Hours15.5-16
Spring Semester
THEA 2150R
Theater Workshop: Performance
or Theatre Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5-1
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
THEA Requirement (Acting/Directing Depth) 3
THEA Requirement (Design /Technology Depth) 3
General Education (Mathematics) 3
 Hours15.5-16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
THEA Requirement (Design /Technology Depth) 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
 Hours16
Spring Semester
THEA 3150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theater Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5-1
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GLOCUP) 3
THEA Requirement (Acting/Directing Depth) 3
THEA Requirement (Design /Technology Depth) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Hours15.5-16
3rd Year
Fall Semester
THEA 3150R
Theatre Workshop: Performance
or Theater Workshop: Costumes
or Theatre Workshop: Sets
or Theatre Workshop: Lights
0.5-1
THEA 3720 Theatre History & Literature I 3
THEA 4900R Senior Project I 1
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
THEA Requirement (Acting/Directing Depth) 3
THEA Requirement (Design /Technology Depth) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
 Hours16.5-17
Spring Semester
THEA 3730 Theatre History and Lit II 3
THEA 4901 Senior Project II 2
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
THEA Requirement (Acting/Directing Depth) 3
THEA Requirement (Design /Technology Depth) 3
General Education (Fine Arts/GLOCUP) 3
 Hours17
4th Year
Fall Semester
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
SCED 4700 Content Methods Course 3
 Hours12
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours120-122