Apr 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Theatre, B.A.

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The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the bachelor’s program in theatre beyond the Fall 2019 term. Students who have matriculated into the bachelor’s program may not declare theatre as a major after the Spring 2020 term.

Theatre majors are required to audition and participate in production work by enrolling in THEA 1220  for seven semesters.

Tulsa Curriculum Requirements (53 hours)

General Curriculum (25 hours)****

  • Block I Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience (6 hours)
  • Block II Historical and Social Interpretation (12 hours)
  • Block III Scientific Investigation (7 hours including one lab)


*AS 1001  is required for freshmen matriculating at TU immediately after graduating from high school.

**AS 2001  is required for sophomores.

***Language requirement may vary depending upon placement.

****No more than two courses from any one discipline may be used to fulfill General Curriculum requirements. Two courses must be taken which meet the Cultural Diversity and Gender Studies  requirement.

Some students may be required to take ENGL 1004 Introduction to College Writing  and MATH 1053 College Algebra .

Theatre Major Requirements (39 hours)

Electives (21 hours)

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.


*No more than four hours of dance courses may count toward the degree in theatre.

Minor (12-15 hours)

General Electives (17-20 hours)

Total: 124 hours

Teacher Certification

Students seeking secondary teacher certification in theatre should consult their academic advisors to determine subject area courses that are appropriate and the Oklahoma State Department of Education regarding alternative certification.

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