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 129 Basic Stagecraft 3 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 230 Costume and Makeup 3 credits
THTR 231 Scenery and Lighting 3 credits
THTR 232 Educational Outreach Theatre 3 credits
THTR 235 Acting I 3 credits
THTR 238 Theatre and Culture I 3 credits
THTR 239 Theatre and Culture II 3 credits
THTR 399 Theatre Colloquium (taken every semester) 0 credits
THTR 431 Play Directing 3 credits
Take six additional credits of approved THTR electives 200-level or higher. 6 credits
TOTAL 36 credits