The Theatre Department is part of Washburn University’s College of Arts and Sciences and offers a baccalaureate program in Theatre administered by a faculty committed to serving students, the University and the community in their scholarly and creative work. The BA in Theatre is comprehensive and practical. The concentration in Musical Theatre focuses on performance preparation including dance, singing and acting.
A graduate with a theatre liberal arts degree may apply skills in professional, semi-professional, community and recreational theatre and in many fields including public relations, advertising, media professions and entertainment.
Student Learning Outcomes - Theatre, BA
Students graduating with a B.A. in Theatre are expected to have acquired skills in Performance, Theatre Technology, and Theatre history, literature and criticism. Students will be able to:
- Demonstrate acquired skills in vocal expression, interpretation and performance.
- Demonstrate acquired conceptual skills in theatre aesthetics, design/technology, construction and execution.
- Demonstrate content knowledge and the ability to analyze and evaluate dramatic texts.
- Demonstrate the ability to respond critically to dramatic literature and theatre performances.
Theatre Major Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre consists of forty credit hours in Theatre, in addition to the general educational requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, including 18-22 hours of electives outside the major. Seventeen hours are taken at the upper division level in the major. The following courses are required for a B.A. in Theatre:
& TH 300
and Theatre Practicum
|TH 103||Voice, Diction & Interpretation||3|
|TH 202||Acting I||3|
|TH 206||Early Theatre History (Origins to 18th century)||3|
|TH 207||Late Theatre History (18th century to contemporary)||3|
|Select one additional tech class from the following:||3|
|Set and Prop Construction|
|Lighting and Sound|
|TH 401||Analysis and Directing||3|
|Theatre electives 1||15|
Chosen in consultation with your advisor
Musical Theatre Concentration Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts Theatre Degree with a Concentration in Musical Theatre consists of forty-three (43) credit hours in Theatre and fourteen (14) correlate credits in Music, in addition to the general education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences. See the department chair for details.