Theatre Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Program Requirements (12 units) 

All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.

Introductory Courses (4 units)

Course Title
THEATRE 140-1Theatre in Context: Introduction
THEATRE 140-2Theatre in Context: Analysis & Research 1
THEATRE 120-0Production in Context
THEATRE 170-0Voice for Performance

Production Course

Advanced Courses (8 units)

Additional Requirements (30 units)

Courses Outside Communication (6 units)

  • Three 200 level courses outside Communication
  • Three 300 level courses outside Communication

May include courses taken to meet the distribution requirement.

Distribution Requirements (18 units)

18 units of credit outside the department, including 2 units of credit from science, mathematics, and technology and 3 each from individual and social behavior and humanities and fine arts.


Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units of credit.

Honors in Theatre

The honors program provides theatre majors who have demonstrated records of academic achievement with the opportunity to explore a sustained project in their senior year. It exposes majors to the rigors of research and creative work comparable with graduate-level programs in theatre studies and offers preparation for future graduate-level study. Projects may be proposed in any area of the theatre department’s pursuits (design, directing, choreography, performance, history, criticism, or playwriting), provided that supervisory personnel is available and willing to participate, and provided that appropriate facilities are available.

Eligibility for the honors program will be determined by the faculty. Contact the theatre department for more information.