The Department of Communication and Theatre offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. Included in this department are the disciplines of speech, public relations, telecommunications and drama.
Theatre Major A major in theatre leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree for those seeking teacher certification. A total of 33 semester hours in theatre is required.
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Minor A theatre minor consists of 18-24 semester hours.
Teacher Certification Teacher certification is available in theatre.
Beyond the Classroom Theatre majors gain valuable experience through a main stage production schedule and student-directed productions, such as children's and one-act plays. Students also have the opportunity to travel to New York City to participate in workshops, tour theatrical facilities and view several Broadway productions.
Honors Program Theatre majors may choose to apply for admission to the Academy of Freedom multidisciplinary honors program. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system. Through advanced study in such areas political science, history, psychology and sociology, students gain a better understanding of their role in today's society. Challenging projects enable students to hone their research and writing skills for further study in graduate school.
Scholarships Scholarships are available for students in the Department of Communication and Theatre. Additional scholarships, grants and loans are available through the university’s financial aid program.