Following a successful audition or portfolio/interview at the end of their freshman year, theatre students choose 21 hours from among the three areas listed below. Students may pursue an emphasis in design/technical theatre or performance by taking all electives in a single area or discipline. Students interested in an emphasis in stage management, playwriting, or general studies in preparation for graduate programs in directing or choreography follow a prescribed combination of electives from all three areas.
Students seeking secondary teacher certification in Theatre must also complete requirements for a second major in education described under the School of Urban Education. Additionally, teacher certification requires proficiency in a second language at the novice level.