Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Theatre is a rich and diverse field comprised of many skills. A B.A. in theatre is a flexible degree that allows for the broadest exploration of theatre as an art form, profession, and a way of understanding our world. Built on a solid liberal arts foundation, students share a common series of theatre courses but can also tailor their electives to their interests, whether it’s acting, design, critical theory, technical theatre, dramaturgy, or stage management.

Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet University Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment.  A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.

Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide. 

Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in theatre from the Career Center’s Pathways.

Minor in Theatre

A minor in theatre requires a total of 15 hours of theatre coursework, including 2 introductory theatre courses and 3 theatre electives (2 of which must be 3000-level or above). 

For more information about Theatre

Theatre Program Website


Careers in Theatre

Performing

  • Stage
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Motion Picture
  • Video

Writing

  • Scriptwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • Publicity (Press Agents)
  • Research

Directing

  • Direction
  • Technical Direction
  • Casting
  • Set Design
  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Dialect Coaching
  • Dramaturgy
  • Support Staff

Behind the Scenes

  • Stage Management/Direction
  • Set Design/Construction
  • Property Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Camera Operation
  • Costume Design/Wardrobe
  • Hair/Make-up
  • Special Effects
  • Wardrobe
  • Broadcast Technology

Business

  • Producing
  • Management
  • Agents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Administration of Arts Programs
  • Box Office Sales
  • Patron Services

BA Curriculum in Theatre

Theatre majors must earn a grade of C or higher in theatre courses, or they must repeat those courses for credit toward their degree.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I3THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II13
THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I3THEA 2400 Design Aesthetics3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4THEA 2610 Costume Construction3
 Foreign Language II (College Core)4
 13 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core History23Core Science II4
Core Science I4Core Math3
Core Literature23THEA 2910 Production Practicum II1
THEA 2910 Production Practicum II1Theatre Elective33
Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) 43THEA 2700 Text Analysis3
THEA 2120 Acting I3 
 17 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence23Core Social Science3
THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1Core Humanities (except COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence23
THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body3THEA 3910 Production Practicum III1
THEA 3950 Directing Seminar or 3960 Dramaturgy Seminar3THEA 4950 Theatre Literature and Theory Seminar3
Elective53THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space3
THEA 2840 Beginning Dance Techniques3Elective53
 16 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Fine Arts (except THEA 2010/THEA 2017)3Core Social Science3
Theatre Elective62THEA 4950 Theatre Literature and Theory Seminar3
THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 73Theatre Electives56
Electives56Elective52
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 14 14
Total Hours: 120
1

THEA 1110 and THEA 4980 fulfill SLO 7.

2

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not chosen as the sequence.

3

This must be a theatre design or technology course.

4

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

5

Students must meet with their advisers to determine approved theatre and other electives, unless approved courses are specified in this curriculum model.

6

This course must be in studio, lab, or practicum course.

7

To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.

]]>

View in AU Bulletin

Last Updated: June 22, 2016