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36-hour B.A. in Theatre

This degree prepares students with a broad understanding of the theatre and hands-on experience in several of its key areas. Through at least three required practica, students receive exceptional opportunities to put their learning into action. The Theatre Colloquium, taken every semester, builds a strong community among theatre students and introduces them to professional theatre-makers, including Valpo alumni.


B.A. students in theatre at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing students to global cultures and traditions.

Theatre Courses

THTR 129Basic Stagecraft3 credits
Three courses from the following options:


  • THTR 130 Theatre Practicum: Stage Management
  • THTR 131 Theatre Practicum: Scenery and Lighting
  • THTR 132 Theatre Practicum: Costume and Makeup
  • THTR 133 Theatre Practicum: Performance
3 credits
One course from the following options:

  • THTR 134 Voice and Diction
  • THTR 136 Movement for the Theatre
3 credits
THTR 230Costume and Makeup3 credits
THTR 231Scenery and Lighting3 credits
THTR 232Educational Outreach Theatre3 credits
THTR 235Acting I3 credits
THTR 238Theatre and Culture I3 credits
THTR 239Theatre and Culture II3 credits
THTR 399Theatre Colloquium (taken every semester)0 credits
THTR 431 Play Directing3 credits
Take six additional credits of approved THTR electives 200-level or higher.6 credits
TOTAL36 credits