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Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Arts

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The BA in Theatre Arts provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the theatrical arts and offers expansive possibilities to exercise that knowledge through dramaturgy, playwriting, performance, and design/production work. While completing this degree, students learn artistic flexibility through creative and research-oriented projects.

Major Details

College: College of Fine Arts
Admissions Requirements:

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
TAR 111 Stagecraft 3
TAR 113 Stagecraft Crew 1
TAR 145 Principals of Dramatic Structure 3
TAR 149 Acting I 3
ENGL 101 First Year Comp 3
Second Language 4
2nd Semester
TAR 116 Intro. to Stage Costume Construction 3
TAR 118 Stage Costume Crew 1
TAR 151 Acting II 3
ENGL 102 First Year Comp 3
Math 3
Second Language 4
3rd Semester
TAR 262 Improvisation 3
TAR 363 Dramaturgy 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
4th Semester
TAR 121 Intro to Design: Stage Cost. & Scen. 3
TAR 362 or TAR 462 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
5th Semester
TAR 340 Theatre Hist. I: Orgins to Neoclass 3
TAR 400 Survey of Directing 3
TAR 497W Workshop Performance 1
Tier I General Education 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
6th Semester
TAR 341 Theatre Hist. II: Romance to PostMod. 3
TAR 395A Collq. In Career Development 1
Dramatic Literature 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
7th Semester
TAR 432 Theatre Management 3
TAR Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor Course 3
8th Semester
TAR Elective 3
Minor Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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