Theatre Arts - Undergraduate Programs

The mission of the Department of Theatre Arts in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington is to provide a comprehensive undergraduate education through theory, practice, and research.

The objective of the department is to provide an extensive and wide-ranging education in the theatrical profession through applied and practical experiences acquired through performance and production opportunities. Undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre Arts explore the components which comprise the performance and production event. The research of new theories and their applications to the art, craft, and management of Theatre Arts is highly encouraged through one-on-one mentoring and supervision by specialized, professional faculty. A primary aspect of the Department of Theatre Arts is to provide a challenging educational environment for each student characterized by shared values, unity of purpose, diversity of opinion, mutual respect, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The following degrees are offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre Arts degree and
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre Arts degree, with sub-plans in:
    • Design and Technology
    • Musical Theatre
    • Performance.

In addition, the Department offers the following minors:

  • Minor in Dance
  • Minor in Theatre Arts

Dance courses are listed as Dance (DNCE). Several approved University core courses are also offered by the Department that satisfy core degree requirements in other disciplines.

Maverick Theatre Company

The Maverick Theatre Company is the production company of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Texas at Arlington.  A resident company of professional artists and students present a wide variety of plays and musicals from past and current theatrical literature with a special focus on new play development.  Every student, upon admission to a theatre degree program the department, becomes a Maverick Theatre Company member. These activities directly support the academic objectives of the department.

Maverick Dance Company

The Maverick Dance Company of the Department of Theatre Arts produces dance performances featuring University of Texas at Arlington Dance students, faculty, and guest artists.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Program

Liberal Arts Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree provides a general background in Theatre Arts and Liberal Arts. The B.A. allows students the opportunity, through elective coursework in Theatre Arts, to tailor their degree program in interest areas the student may wish to explore.

Admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission to the University, the aspiring undergraduate must meet the following requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program:

  • Participation in advisement and a personal interview.

To be fully accepted in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre Arts degree program, all students must complete at least one semester as a "Theatre Arts Intended" student and earn a 2.25 cumulative grade point average in all courses taken at UT Arlington, and a 2.5 grade point average in all theatre courses taken at UT Arlington. Once these standards are met, the student may be declared as a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts major.

B.A. Academic Requirements

All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM for one hour per semester in residence in order to graduate. Eight (8) hours of THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM are required. Students should see their advisor regarding practicum obligations.

All B.A. students are encouraged to audition for each major production each semester they are enrolled, though they may choose to decline being considered for a role at the time of the audition. Production activities and Theatre Arts disciplinary rules shall be governed by a student handbook that is available to the student through the Department of Theatre Arts.

A minimum 2.25 overall grade point average is required for all courses taken at UT Arlington in order to remain in the B.A. degree program. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required for all Theatre Arts courses taken at UT Arlington in order to remain in the B.A. degree program. Students currently enrolled at UT Arlington who wish to declare Theatre Arts as a major must have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in overall coursework taken at UT Arlington in order to be admitted.

A student will be placed on departmental academic probation in the Department of Theatre Arts if her/his grade point average drops below the minimum requirements for the degree plan in which she/he are enrolled. A theatre arts student who is on academic probation is not allowed to audition for or accept an acting role or serve as a designer, stage manager or other significant production position for any of the productions during the next regular semester they are enrolled. If after a regular semester the student's grade point average returns to at least the minimum required grade point average for her/his degree plan, then the probation is removed. However, if after a regular semester the student's grade point average does not meet the minimum required grade point average, the student may be removed from the degree program and will be advised as to other degree plan alternatives, should they exist.

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Theatre Arts offers limited scholarships to deserving students based upon talent, academic excellence, and merit. Work-study positions are also available. Contact the Department of Theatre Arts for information.

Teacher Certification

Students interested in Texas Teacher Certification should consult the College of Education for the most recent changes in requirements regarding admission to teacher education, completion of university programs in preparation for certification, and eligibility for certification after graduation. The Department of Theatre Arts does not offer certification courses or certification advising.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Degree Program

Liberal Arts Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a specialized, pre-professional degree that provides a background in the liberal arts with sub-plans in Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, or Performance. The Design and Technology Sub-plan is for students seeking a professional career as a scenic, lighting, sound or costume designer, technical director, and/or theatre technician. The Musical Theatre Sub-plan is designed for students seeking a professional career in musical theatre performance. The Performance Sub-plan is designed for students seeking a professional career as an actor. Students seeking the B.F.A. elect additional courses chosen from the University and Liberal Arts core curricula outside the Department of Theatre Arts.

Admission

Entering B.F.A. students are accepted into the B.F.A. degree program as B.F.A.-Intended students.

Students who enter UT Arlington as a freshman or a sophomore B.F.A.-Intended student shall be evaluated by faculty in their sophomore year as to whether they shall be fully admitted into the B.F.A. program. Students who are not admitted may seek advisement regarding the possibility of changing to the B.A. degree.

Students who transfer into UT Arlington and are accepted as B.F.A.-intended students must be evaluated by faculty as to whether they shall be fully admitted into the B.F.A. program. Students who are not admitted may seek advisement regarding the possibility of changing to the B.A. degree.

In addition to the requirements stated above, the aspiring undergraduate must meet the following requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program:

  • Participation in advisement.
  • A personal interview with a designated faculty member (all students).
  • A design/technical production portfolio review for the Design and Technology BFA Sub-plan) or an audition and interview  for the Musical Theatre B.F.A. Sub-plan and the Performance B.F.A. Sub-plan are required.
  • A grade point average or equivalent of at least 3.0 in all Theatre Arts course work from the student's high school or transferring college.
  • A letter of recommendation from the student's high school theatre instructor (optional).
  • Upon acceptance by the University and the Department of Theatre Arts, an indication of area of specialization (Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, Performance, or Theatre Studies) is required.

B.F.A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM for one hour per semester in residence in order to graduate. Eight (8) hours of THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM are required. Students should see their advisor regarding practicum obligations. Transfer students must discuss THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM requirements with the Theatre Arts academic advisor.

B.F.A. Design and Technology Sub-plan students are required to present an updated portfolio and resume of production and course work at a formal portfolio review session at the end of each semester enrolled. Upon completion of the final semester of the B.F.A. Design and Technology Sub-plan, students shall present their work at an exit portfolio presentation: all accumulated design and production work completed while enrolled in the B.F.A. sub-plan shall be presented.

B.F.A. Musical Theatre Sub-plan students are required to audition for each major production each semester they are enrolled and must accept roles for which they are cast, unless special permission has been obtained in advance of the audition from the Musical Theatre Sub-plan Chair or the Chair of the Department.

B.F.A. Performance Sub-plan students are required to audition for each major production each semester they are enrolled and must accept roles for which they are cast, unless special permission has been obtained in advance of the audition from the Performance Sub-plan Chair or the Chair of the Department.

A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required in overall coursework taken at UT Arlington in order to remain in the B.F.A. degree program. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for all Theatre courses taken at UT Arlington in order to remain in the B.F.A. degree program. Students currently enrolled at UT Arlington who wish to declare Theatre Arts as an intended B.F.A. major must have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in overall coursework taken at UT Arlington, in addition to the admission requirements stated above, in order to be admitted.

Concurrent enrollment in more than one B.F.A. sub-plan is not allowed. A student must complete a B.F.A. sub-plan and graduate with that sub-plan before being allowed to enroll in a second B.F.A. sub-plan.

Students wishing to change their B.F.A. sub-plan from one plan to another must reapply for and be accepted by the faculty to the new sub-plan according to the application procedures applicable for that sub-plan. Students should be aware that changing B.F.A. sub-plans may result in additional semesters of study. Students should contact their academic advisor to obtain a new graduation date when changing sub-plans.

A student will be placed on departmental academic probation in the Department of Theatre Arts if her/his grade point average drops below the minimum requirements for the degree plan in which she/he is enrolled. A theatre arts student who is on academic probation is not allowed to audition for or accept an acting role or serve as a designer, stage manager or other significant production position for any of the productions during the next regular semester they are enrolled. If after a regular semester the student's grade point average returns to at least the minimum required grade point average for her/his degree plan, then the probation is removed. However, if after a regular semester the student's grade point average does not meet the minimum required grade point average, the student may be removed from the degree program and will be advised as to other degree plan alternatives, should they exist.

Production activities and Theatre Arts disciplinary rules shall be governed by a student handbook that is available to the student through the Department of Theatre Arts.

DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Department of Theatre Arts offers limited scholarships to deserving students based upon talent, academic excellence, and merit. Work-study positions are also available. Contact the Department of Theatre Arts for information.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Theatre Arts

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
See UT Arlington approved Core Curriculum for Core requirements.
Core courses also in the THEA B.A. degree plan:
ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, THEA 1303, THEA 1343
Program Requirements:
Modern and Classical Languages: 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314. 14
Electives:
Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for degree, six hours of which must be at the 3000/4000 level
Professional Courses
B.A. THEATRE ARTS: Lower-Division Hours
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
MAVS 1000First Year Experience0
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION (Also Area Option Core Course)Core
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING I: BASIC TECHNIQUES3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (Also Creative Arts Core Course)Core
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I (Also Communication Core Course)Core
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II (Also Communication Core Course)Core
B.A. THEATRE ARTS: Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3300DIRECTING I3
THEA 3309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 3315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 3318DRAFTING FOR THE ARTS3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA Electives at the 3000/4000 level9
Electives at ANY level, ANY subject (may vary depending upon core course substitutions)4
Advanced Elective, any subject12
Total Hours113

TOTAL B.A. HOURS= 42 +78 = 120 HOURS

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All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM for one hour per semester in residence in order to graduate. Eight (8) hours of THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM are required. Students should see their advisor regarding practicum obligations. Transfer students must discuss THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM requirements with the Theatre Arts academic advisor.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)-Sample Plan of Study Grid*:

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 11011THEA 13043
THEA 13073THEA 13053
THEA 1343 (Approved Creative Arts Core course.)13THEA 33153
ENGL 1301 (Approved Communication Core course)13ENGL 1302 (Approved Communication Core course)13
THEA 1303 (Satisfies Core Option Area)13Mathematics: Choose from approved core13
MAVS 10000 
 14 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 23063Elective: Any level, any subject3
THEA 33093HIST 131213
HIST 131113Advanced Theatre Elective3
Mathematics: Choose from approved core13Social & Behavioral Sciences: Choose from approved core13
Modern Language Level 1 (1441)4Modern Language Level 2 (1442)4
 17 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33183Elective: Advanced Theatre Elective3
POLS 231113Elective: Advanced Theatre Elective3
Life & Physical Sciences: Choose from approved lab science core13POLS 231213
Modern Language Level 3 (2313)3Life & Physical Sciences: Choose from approved lab science core13
 Modern Language Level 4 (2314)3
 13 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33003THEA 43043
THEA 43033Elective: Advanced, any subject3
Elective: Advanced, any subject3Elective: Advanced: any subject3
Elective: Any level, any subject4Elective: Advanced, any subject3
 14 13
Total Hours: 120

* NOTE: The study grid above is for informational purposes only and is not an official degree plan. See the department's academic advisor for more information.

1

 Satisfies core requirement.

Optional Minor in Another Discipline

B.A. Degree students may pursue a minor in another discipline after filing a statement of intent with their undergraduate advisor.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Degree in Theatre Arts

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
See UT Arlington approved Core Curriculum for Core requirements. Core courses also in the THEA B.F.A. degree plan:
ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, THEA 1303, THEA 1343
Program Requirements
Electives: Sufficient to give the total number of hours required for degree.
Professional Courses
Sub-plans65-77
.
B.F.A. MUSICAL THEATRE SUB-PLAN:
Lower-Division Hours
MAVS 1000First Year Experience0
DNCE 1132MODERN DANCE I1
DNCE 1135BALLET I1
DNCE 1136JAZZ DANCE I1
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING I: BASIC TECHNIQUES3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 2352ACTING II: SCENE STUDY3
MUSI 1140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 1141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 1180FUNCTIONAL PIANO I1
MUSI 1185SIGHTSINGING AND EAR TRAINING I1
MUSI 1325THEORY AND HARMONY I3
MUSI 1326THEORY AND HARMONY II3
MUSI 2140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 2141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3300DIRECTING I3
THEA 3309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 3315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 3317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I3
THEA 3335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE I3
THEA 3340MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE I: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4310MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II (Course must be repeated for credit.)3
THEA 4317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II (Course must be repeated for credit.)3
THEA 4333MUSICAL THEATRE PORTFOLIO AND SHOWCASE3
THEA 4335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE II3
MUSI 3140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 3141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 4140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
MUSI 4141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
.
B.F.A. PERFORMANCE SUB-PLAN:
Lower-Division Hours
MAVS 1000First Year Experience0
DNCE 1132MODERN DANCE I1
DNCE 1135BALLET I1
DNCE 1136JAZZ DANCE I1
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING I: BASIC TECHNIQUES3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 2337IMPROVISATION3
THEA 2352ACTING II: SCENE STUDY3
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3300DIRECTING I3
THEA 3308ACTING III: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA3
THEA 3309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 3311DIALECTS IN PERFORMANCE3
THEA 3315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 3317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I3
THEA 3340MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE I: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 3341ACTING IV: ADVANCED ACTING & PORTFOLIO3
THEA 3346STAGE COMBAT3
THEA 4301ACTING V: ADVANCED ACTING ENSEMBLE3
THEA 4302STAGE MANAGEMENT AND THEATRE ADMINISTRATION3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4311SHAKESPEARE AND VERSE IN PERFORMANCE3
THEA 4340MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE II: PHYSICAL THEATRE3
.
B.F.A. DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY SUB-PLAN:
Lower-Division Hours
MAVS 1000First Year Experience0
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING I: BASIC TECHNIQUES3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3300DIRECTING I3
THEA 3301SCENE DESIGN I3
THEA 3303SOUND DESIGN3
THEA 3304STAGECRAFT II3
THEA 3305LIGHTING DESIGN I3
THEA 3306SCENE PAINTING FOR THE STAGE3
THEA 3309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 3315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 3316LIGHTING AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 3318DRAFTING FOR THE ARTS3
THEA 4302STAGE MANAGEMENT AND THEATRE ADMINISTRATION3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4343COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4344PORTFOLIO AND RENDERING3

Total FOR EACH B.F.A. SUB-PLAN = 128 hours, of which at least 39 must be at the 3000/4000 level.

1

All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in one (1) hour per semester in residence in THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM in order to graduate. Eight (8) hours of THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM are required. Students should see their advisor regarding practicum obligations. Transfer students must discuss THEA 0181 THEATRE PRACTICUM requirements with the Theatre Arts advisor.

B.F.A. SUB-PLANS-SAMPLE PLANS OF STUDY GRIDS

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Musical Theatre Sub-plan: Sample Plan of Study Grid*:

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MAVS 10000THEA 01811
THEA 01811THEA 13053
THEA 11011THEA 13073
THEA 134313MUSI 11411
MUSI 11401MUSI 11801
MUSI 11851MUSI 13263
MUSI 13253ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113Mathematics: Select from approved core.13
 13 18
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33093THEA 13043
Mathematics: Select from approved core.13THEA 23523
MUSI 21401THEA 33353
POLS 231113Life and Physical Sciences: Select from approved lab science in core.13
Social and Behavioral Sciences: Select from approved core.13MUSI 21411
Life and Physical Sciences: Select from approved lab science core.13POLS 231213
 17 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 130313THEA 23063
THEA 33173THEA 33403
HIST 131113THEA 43173
MUSI 31401HIST 131213
Language, Philosophy & Culture: Select from approved core.13MUSI 31411
Fine Arts Elective: Select any level Fine Arts course.3Elective: Any level, any subject4
 DNCE 11321
 17 19
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
MUSI 41401THEA 33153
THEA 33003THEA 43043
THEA 43103THEA 43333
THEA 43173DNCE 11361
THEA 43353MUSI 41411
DNCE 11351 
 15 12
Total Hours: 128
1

 Satisfies core requirement.

* NOTE: The study grid above is for informational purposes only and is not an official degree plan. See the department's academic advisor for more information.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Performance Sub-plan: Sample Plan of Study Grid*:

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MAVS 10000THEA 01811
THEA 01811THEA 13043
THEA 11011THEA 13053
THEA 13073THEA 23373
THEA 134313ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113Mathematics: Select course from approved core.13
DNCE 1132, 1135, or 1136 (Courses not repeatable.)1 
Elective: Any level, any subject3 
 15 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 130313THEA 23063
THEA 33093THEA 23523
HIST 131113THEA 33403
Mathematics: Select course from approved core.13HIST 131213
Social & Behavioral Sciences13POLS 231113
 16 16
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33083THEA 33003
THEA 33153THEA 33113
THEA 33413THEA 43023
DNCE 1132, 1135, or 1136 (Courses not repeatable.)1Life & Physcial Sciences: Select lab course from approved core.13
 Language, Philosophy & Culture: Select course from apporved core.13
POLS 231213 
Life and Physical Sciences: Select lab course from approved core.13 
 17 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33173THEA 43013
THEA 33463THEA 43043
THEA 43033DNCE 1132, 1135, or 1136 (Courses not repeatable.)1
THEA 43113  
THEA 43403Fine Arts Elective: Any Fine Arts course, any level.3
 Elective: Any level, any subject3
 Elective: Any level, any subject2
 16 16
Total Hours: 128
1

 Satisfies core requirement.

* NOTE: The study grid above is for informational purposes only and is not an official degree plan. See the department's academic advisor for more information.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Design & Technology Sub-plan: Sample Plan of Study Grid*:

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
MAVS 10000THEA 01811
THEA 01811THEA 13073
THEA 11011THEA 13053
THEA 13043THEA 23063
THEA 134313Mathematics: Select course from approved core.13
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
Elective: Any level, any subject.2 
THEA Elective: Any level3 
 16 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33183THEA 33053
THEA 33093THEA 43443
THEA 43433THEA 33153
THEA 33163Mathematics: Select course from approved core.13
Language, Philosophy & Culture: Select course from approved core.13POLS 231113
 16 16
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33063THEA 43023
THEA 33033THEA 33013
Life & Physical Sciences: select lab course from approved core.13THEA 33043
POLS 231213Life and Physical Science: Select course from approved core.13
HIST 131113HIST 131213
 16 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 01811THEA 01811
THEA 33003THEA 43043
THEA 130313Fine Arts Elective: Any fine arts course, any level.3
THEA 43033Elective: Any level, any subject.3
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Select course from approved core.13Elective: Any level, any subject.3
Elective: Any level, any subject.3Elective: Any level, any subject.3
 16 16
Total Hours: 128
1

 Satisfies core requirement.

* NOTE: The study grid above is for informational purposes only and is not an official degree plan. See the department's academic advisor for more information.

Oral Communication Competency

Students majoring in Theatre Arts may demonstrate competency in oral communications by taking any course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose. Alternatively, they may demonstrate this competency by passing the University proficiency examination in oral communication.

Computer Use Competency

Students majoring in Theatre Arts may demonstrate competency in computer use by taking any course approved by the Undergraduate Assembly for this purpose. Alternatively, they may demonstrate this competency by passing the University proficiency examination in computer use.

Requirements for a Minor in Theatre Arts

Students who are not majoring in Theatre Arts may elect to minor in it. Twenty-two (22) hours of theatre arts courses are required. This includes:

THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1307ACTING I: BASIC TECHNIQUES3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 3309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
Electives: a minimum of six (6) of these elective hours must be at the 3000/4000 level9
Total Hours22

Students interested in theatre arts as a minor should consult a Theatre Arts Department advisor to determine the most advantageous selection of courses in light of their interests and experience. With such consultation, departmental prerequisites may be waived for the purposes of a Theatre Arts minor.


Requirements for a Minor in Dance

Students may elect to minor in Dance within the Department of Theatre Arts. Requirements:

  • Eighteen (18) hours of specified dance courses are required.
  • At least 4 credit hours in dance technique courses DNCE 1232, DNCE 1235, or DNCE 1236 must be completed at UT Arlington.

The coursework includes:

DNCE 1300DANCE APPRECIATION3
DNCE 1132MODERN DANCE I1
DNCE 1135BALLET I1
DNCE 1136JAZZ DANCE I1
DNCE 1232MODERN DANCE II2
DNCE 1235BALLET II2
DNCE 1236JAZZ DANCE II2
THEA 3335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE I3
THEA 4335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE II3

Total Hours                                                                                                                                                                                18

Students interested in a minor in Dance should consult with a Theatre Arts Department academic advisor to enroll in the appropriate courses.

DANCE (DNCE)

The Department of Theatre Arts offers a Minor and courses in Dance (DNCE).

See the "MINORS" tab above for the listing of courses required for the Dance Minor.