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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts, Schl of
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The Bachelor of Arts Degree is designed to offer a thorough foundation in theatre while providing flexibility and opportunity for interdisciplinary study with a required minor. The strength of this program is in the opportunity to combine theatre training with the secondary area of study to create career opportunities in theatre and the entertainment industry. Upon graduation, students choose to enter the job market or pursue advanced education with a skill set unique to their goals.

Admission Requirements

  • The departmental faculty evaluates students who desire to become BA majors via an application. For complete information visit
  • Prior to applying to the BA Theatre Program students must:
    1. Successfully complete ("C" 2.0 or better) the prerequisite courses for the program:
      • THE 2000, THE 2081C, ARH 2051, THE 2305, TPP 2110C, TPA 2200, TPA 2200L, TPA 2290L, THE 3311 etc.
    2. Successfully complete ("C" 2.0 or better) at least one prerequisite course for desired specialization.
      • Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy complete at least 1 of the following prior to application:
        • THE 4481 or THE 4230
      • Technical Production complete at least 1 of the following prior to application:
        • TPA4250, TPA 4251, TPA2232C, or TPA2600C
      • Administration and Directing complete at least 1 of the following prior to application:
        • TPA2600C, TPA4400, TPP3310, or TPP4311C
      • Theatre Education complete at least 1 of the following:
        • THE3053, THE3753, or THE3760
      • Applied Performance complete at least 1 of the following prior to application:
      • THE4543, TPP3406, or TPP4244
    3. Declare a specialization approved minor--List of specialization approved minors can be found in the Theatre Student Handbook.

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students are required to complete a minor or pre-approved area of concentration to graduate.
  • Students who complete a double major fulfill the minor requirement automatically.
  • Theatre grades of less than "C" (2.0) will not satisfy the major requirements or count towards total theatre credits.
  • Students in this major must earn a "C" (2.0) or better or an "S" in each theatre course and maintain a 3.0 GPA for all courses required in the major and all courses taken in theatre; must not receive a negative evaluation in a regularly scheduled program review; and must not exhibit chronic unprofessional behavior. Failure to meet these standards will result in probation and/or dismissal from the program. Refer to the SPA Undergraduate Student Handbook - Theatre ( for details on program standards.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 30 semester hours of courses taken from the UCF Theatre Department.
  • All Theatre majors who participate in production work must be registered for the appropriate Theatre Participation course in the term in which they are participating. Students need not take additional hours to satisfy this requirement. Once students have completed their production participation requirements, they may register for a "0" credit participation course to meet departmental registration requirements. Students may use additional participation credits as electives.
  • Students must follow the most recent department and school student handbooks which are available on the department website at
  • The department will accept one credit of Theatre Participation coursework for students transferring into the program. Any additional transfer participation credits will count toward electives.
  • Courses designated in General Education Program are usually completed in the first 90 hours.
  • Courses designated in Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in this major.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
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July 1
November 1
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January 1

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