Theatre Arts and Dance - Undergraduate Programs

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

The objective of the department is to provide an extensive and wide-ranging education in the theatrical and dance professions through applied and practical experiences acquired through performance and production opportunities. Undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance 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 and Dance is highly encouraged through one-on-one mentoring and supervision by specialized, professional faculty. A primary aspect of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance 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
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre Arts with concentrations in:
    • Design and Technology
    • Musical Theatre
    • Acting

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 satisfies core degree requirements in other disciplines.


Production and Performance

Maverick Theatre Company

The Maverick Theatre Company is the production company of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Texas at Arlington, providing a showcase for the creative research of the academic program.  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 in 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 is the resident dance company of the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, producing performances featuring the University of Texas at Arlington dance students, faculty, and guest artists. Directors, choreographers, and performers of Maverick Dance Company emphasize creative research to develop original, progressive dance works for the concert stage. Every student enrolled in a Dance Performance course becomes a Maverick Dance Company member. Each performance activity expands upon a variety of theories and practices studied within the dance curriculum.


The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre Arts

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 areas of interest that 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 including 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. in Theatre Arts - Academic Requirements

All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in THEA 0181 for one hour per semester in residence in order to graduate. Eight (8) hours of THEA 0181 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 are governed by a student handbook that is available to the student through the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance.

A minimum 2.25 overall grade point average is required for all courses, including theatre 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 and Dance if her/his grade point average drops below the minimum requirements for the degree plan in which 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 their 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, at the discretion of the department chair, 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 and Dance offers limited scholarships to deserving students based upon talent, academic excellence, and merit. Work-study positions may be available. Contact the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance for information.


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

Liberal Arts Requirements

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a specialized, pre-professional degree that provides a background in the liberal arts with specialized concentrations in: Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, or Acting.

  • The Design and Technology Concentration is for students seeking a professional career as a scenic, lighting, sound or costume designer, technical director, and/or theatre technician.

  • The Musical Theatre Concentration is designed for students seeking a professional career in musical theatre performance.

  • The Acting Concentration 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 and Dance.

Admission - B.F.A.

The aspiring undergraduate must meet the following requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) 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 B.F.A. Concentration or an audition and interview for the Musical Theatre and the Acting B.F.A. Concentrations are required for admittance into one of these three B.F.A. Concentrations.

  *   Upon acceptance by the University and the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, an indication of an area of concentration (Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, or Acting) is required.

B.F.A. - Academic Requirements

All Theatre Arts majors shall enroll in THEA 0181 for one hour per the requirements of their B.F.A. concentration in order to graduate. Students should see their advisor regarding practicum obligations. Transfer students must discuss THEA 0181 requirements with the Theatre Arts academic advisor.

  • B.F.A. Design and Technology Concentration 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. Students are required to perform an assigned BFA assignment each semester enrolled. These assignments can be work on a departmental production or projects geared to enhancing specific skill sets and portfolio materials. The BFA assignment is in addition to the requirements of the THEA 0181 Theatre Practicum course and any other course work. BFA assignments will be assigned by the Area Head of the Design and Technology Concentration with consultation from the design and technology faculty. Upon completion of the final semester of the B.F.A. Design and Technology Concentration, students will present their work at an exit portfolio presentation showcasing the student’s accumulated design and production work completed while enrolled in at UTA
  • B.F.A. Musical Theatre Concentration students are required to audition for each major production each semester they are enrolled, unless special permission has been obtained in advance of the audition from the Musical Theatre Concentration Chair or the Chair of the Department.
  • B.F.A. Acting Concentration students are required to audition for each major production each semester they are enrolled, unless special permission has been obtained in advance of the audition from the Acting Concentration 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 2.50 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. concentration is not allowed. A student must complete a B.F.A. concentration and graduate with that concentration before being allowed to enroll in a second B.F.A. concentration.

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

A student will be placed on departmental academic probation in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance if their grade point average drops below the minimum requirements for the degree plan in which they are enrolled. A theatre arts student who is on academic probation must continue to audition for each major production but will not be allowed to accept a 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 their 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 as determined by the Department Chair 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 upon request through the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance or at <https://www.uta.edu/theatre>.

Department Scholarships

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

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 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. 8
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
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION (Also Area Option Core Course)Core
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 1315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (Also Creative Arts Core Course)Core
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 2309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
B.A. THEATRE ARTS: Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3300DIRECTING I3
THEA 3318DRAFTING FOR THE ARTS3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 3352STAGE MANAGEMENT & THEATRE ADMINISTRATION3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA Electives at the 3000/4000 level10
Advanced Elective, any subject18
Total Hours120

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

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

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018121THEA 018121
THEA 11011THEA 13043
THEA 13073THEA 13053
THEA 1343 (Approved Creative Arts Core course.)23THEA 13153
ENGL 1301 (Approved Communication Core course)23ENGL 1302 (Approved Communication Core course)23
THEA 1303 (Satisfies Core Option Area)23Mathematics: Choose from approved core23
 14 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018121THEA 018121
THEA 23063HIST 13023
THEA 23093THEA 33523
HIST 13013Advanced Theatre Elective3
Mathematics: Choose from approved core23Social & Behavioral Sciences: Choose from approved core23
Modern Language Level 1 (1441)4Modern Language Level 2 (1442)4
 17 17
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018121THEA 018121
THEA 33183Elective: Advanced Theatre Elective3
POLS 231113Elective: Advanced Theatre Elective3
Life & Physical Sciences: Choose from approved lab science core23POLS 231223
Elective: Advanced, any subject3Life & Physical Sciences: Choose from approved lab science core23
Component Area Core3 
 16 13
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018121THEA 018121
THEA 33003THEA 43043
THEA 43033Elective: Advanced, any subject3
THEA Elective: Advanced, any subject4Component Area Course3
Elective: Any level, any subject3Elective: 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.

Optional Minor in DANCE or Another Discipline

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



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

Pre-Professional Courses
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
Concentrations65-77
.
B.F.A. MUSICAL THEATRE CONCENTRATION:
Lower-Division Hours
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
DNCE 1132MODERN DANCE I1
DNCE 1135BALLET I1
DNCE 1134TAP DANCE1
DNCE 1136JAZZ DANCE I1
THEA/MUSI 1140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA/MUSI 1141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I (or Intro to Theatrical Design)3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 1310MUSICAL THEATRE MUSICIANSHIP I3
THEA 1315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA/MUSI 2140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA/MUSI 2141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA 2309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 2311MUSICAL THEATRE MUSICIANSHIP II3
THEA 2340MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 2352SCENE STUDY3
MUSI 0010STUDIO CLASS MUSI 0010 is taken each semester enrolled in Private Lessons in Voice.0
Upper-Division Hours
THEA/MUSI 3140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA/MUSI 3141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
DNCE 3232MODERN DANCE II ( or DNCE 3235 or 3236)2
THEA 3300DIRECTING I (or Shakespeare & Verse in Performance)3
THEA 3317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I3
THEA/MUSI 4140PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA 4141PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE1
THEA 4270PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE-MUSICAL THEATRE2
THEA 4271PRIVATE LESSONS IN VOICE - MUSICAL THEATRE2
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4310MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II (This course is taken two times.)3
THEA 4317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR II (This course is taken two times.)3
THEA 4333MUSICAL THEATRE PORTFOLIO AND SHOWCASE3
DNCE 3335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (This course is taken two times.)3
DNCE 3335DANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE (This course is taken two times.)3
.
B.F.A. ACTING CONCENTRATION:
Lower-Division Hours
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
DNCE 1131BALLROOM DANCE (OR DNCE 1134 or 1137)1
DNCE 1132MODERN DANCE I1
DNCE 1135BALLET I1
DNCE 1136JAZZ DANCE I1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 1315THEATRICAL MAKEUP3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 2302VOCAL PRODUCTION3
THEA 2309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 2337IMPROVISATION: SHORT FORM3
THEA 2340MOVEMENT PERFORMANCE: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 2352SCENE STUDY3
Upper-Division Hours
THEA 3308ACTING FOR THE CAMERA AND DIGITAL MEDIA3
THEA 3311DIALECTS IN PERFORMANCE3
THEA 3314VOICE AND MOVEMENT3
THEA 3317SINGING FOR THE ACTOR I3
THEA 3346STAGE COMBAT3
THEA 4201BUSINESS OF ACTING2
THEA 4301ADVANCED ACTING: ENSEMBLE3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4311SHAKESPEARE AND VERSE IN PERFORMANCE3
THEA 4334ACTING: AUDITIONING AND SHOWCASE3
THEA 4341ADVANCED SCENE STUDY3
.
B.F.A. DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION:
Lower-Division Hours
THEA 0181THEATRE PRACTICUM 11
THEA 1101THEATRE ARTS SYMPOSIUM1
THEA 1303FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESENTATION3
THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1305INTRODUCTION TO THEATRICAL DESIGN3
THEA 1307ACTING: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE THEA 1343 or choice of Dance Appreciation or Art Appreciation3
THEA 2306COSTUME TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 2309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
THEA 2310DRAWING AND RENDERING FOR THE THEATRE3
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 3313PERIOD STYLES3
THEA 3316LIGHTING AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY3
THEA 3318DRAFTING FOR THE ARTS3
THEA 3352STAGE MANAGEMENT & THEATRE ADMINISTRATION3
THEA 4303CLASSICAL THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4304MODERN THEATRE HISTORY3
THEA 4343COSTUME DESIGN3
THEA 4344PORTFOLIO & THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN3

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


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

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

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 11401THEA 018131
THEA 018131THEA 11411
MUSI 00100THEA 13073
ENGL 130113MUSI 00100
THEA 110121ENGL 130213
THEA 1304 or 13053Mathematics: Select from approved core.13
DNCE 11321THEA 13033
THEA 13103THEA 23113
THEA 13433DNCE 11351
 16 18
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 2140 (or MUSI 2140)1THEA 21411
MUSI 00100THEA 23523
THEA 23093MUSI 00100
POLS 231113POLS 231213
Life and Physical Sciences: Select from approved lab science core.13THEA 23403
Mathematics: Select from approved core.13Life and Physical Sciences: Select from approved lab science in core.13
THEA 33173DNCE 11361
DNCE 11341 
 18 15
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 31401THEA 31411
MUSI 00100THEA 33113
DNCE 33353THEA 43173
THEA 3300, 4311, or 43413MUSI 00100
THEA 43103HIST 13023
HIST 13013Advanced Dance Elective2
Language, Philosophy & Culture: Select from approved core.13Social and Behavioral Sciences: Select from approved core.13
 THEA 13153
 16 18
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 41401THEA 41411
MUSI 00100THEA 43333
Theatre Arts Elective3MUSI 00100
THEA 33083Component Area: select from approved core3
DNCE 33353Theatre Arts Elective(s)5
THEA 42012THEA 43173
 12 15
Total Hours: 128

* 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 - Acting Concentration: Sample Plan of Study Grid*

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 110121THEA 13073
THEA 23093THEA 13033
THEA 23373THEA 23403
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
Creative Arts Core: Any level, any subject3Mathematics: Select course from approved core.13
STUDIO Fri. 12 pm STUDIO Fri. 12 pm 
 14 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 13153THEA 33463
THEA 13433THEA 23023
DNCE 11321THEA 23523
HIST 13013HIST 13023
Social & Behavioral Sciences13POLS 231113
Component Area: select from approved core3STUDIO Fri. 12 pm 
STUDIO Fri. 12 pm  
 17 16
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 43033THEA 43043
THEA 33083THEA 33143
DNCE 1131 (Or DNCE 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137)1THEA 1305 (or Stagecraft)3
THEA 43113Life & Physical Sciences: Select lab course from approved core.13
POLS 231213Language, Philosophy & Culture: Select course from approved core.13
Life and Physical Sciences: Select lab course from approved core.13STUDIO Fri. 12 pm 
STUDIO Fri. 12 pm  
 17 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 43413THEA 43013
THEA 33173THEA 33113
THEA 43343Fine Arts Electives: Any Fine Arts course, any level.6
THEA 42012Elective: Any level, any subject3
THEA 43403STUDIO Fri. 12 pm 
Elective: 3 hr any level3 
STUDIO Fri. 12 pm  
 17 15
Total Hours: 128

* 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 Concentration: Sample Plan of Study Grid*

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 110121THEA 33183
THEA 13043THEA 13053
THEA 134313THEA 23063
ENGL 13013ENGL 13023
THEA 23103Mathematics: Select from approved core.3
 14 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 33163THEA 33053
3316 Lighting & Sound Tech (odd) or 3306 Scene Painting (even) 3305 Lighting (odd) or 3301 Scene (even) 
THEA 43433THEA 33523
4343 Costume (even) or 3303 Sound (odd) THEA 43443
THEA 230933304 Stagecraft2 (odd) or Portfolio (even) 
HIST 13013HIST 13023
Social and Behavioral Science3POLS 23113
Mathematics: Select from approved core.3Language, Philosophy, Culture. Select course from approved core.3
 19 19
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 33033THEA 33043
3303 Sound (odd) or 4343 Costume (even) 3304 Stagecraft (odd) OR 4344 Portfolio (even) 
THEA 33063THEA 33013
3306 Scene (odd) or 3316 Lighting (even) 3301 Scene (even) OR 3305 Lighting (odd) 
THEA 33133THEA 13073
POLS 23123Life and Physical Science, select any course from approved core.3
Life and Physical Science, select course from approved core.3 
 16 13
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
THEA 018131THEA 018131
THEA 33003THEA 43043
THEA 130313Fine Arts Elective: Any fine arts course, any level.3
THEA 43033Component Area, select from approved core.3
Social Science Elective: Any level, any subject.3Electives: 3 hr any level. 3
Creative Arts, select from approved core.3Elective2
 16 15
Total Hours: 128

* 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. Eighteen (18) hours of Theatre Arts courses are required. This includes:

THEA 1304STAGECRAFT I3
THEA 1307ACTING: FUNDAMENTALS3
THEA 1343INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE3
THEA 2309SCRIPT ANALYSIS3
Electives: 3 hr any level. 3 hr advanced level.6
Total Hours18

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 (DNCE)

Any undergraduate student may elect to minor in Dance (DNCE). The Dance Minor offers a variety of dance technique and theory courses to develop a well-rounded artist/scholar. Students have some flexibility in designing their coursework with the ability to choose from a variety of DNCE elective courses towards the Dance Minor.

Requirements:

  • At least four (4) credit hours in level 2 dance technique courses DNCE 3232, DNCE 3235, or DNCE 3236 must be completed at UT Arlington.
  • A placement exam may be required prior to enrolling in level 2 technique courses.
  • A maximum of two (2) credits of DNCE 1139 Dance Performance may be applied towards the Dance Minor.

  • Eighteen (18) hours of specified Dance courses are required:
DNCE 1300DANCE APPRECIATION3
DNCE 3232MODERN DANCE II2
DNCE 3235BALLET II2
DNCE 3236JAZZ DANCE II2
Electives: A minimum of six (6) DNCE elective hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.9
Total Hours18

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