The BA Degree Program is designed for those students who prefer a more comprehensive liberal arts background in theatre in preparation for further graduate study. This program provides students with the flexibility to pursue an additional major. The BA Degree requires foreign language training.
Students must apply for the BA Degree Program as part of their separate application to the department, and have an interview with the BA faculty. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.
Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.75 overall
Minimum Grade Accepted: B- in all major courses
Number of Required Credits: 44
Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75 overall
Other Requirements: Must complete University requirements for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
Theater Arts Departmental Requirements:
Students are expected to participate in production practicum every semester except the semester they are enrolled in THEA 1513 and THEA 2203.
Usher at one department production in the Morgan Theatre, and one in either the Black Box or Caine Lyric Theatre each semester unless involved in the production as actor or run crew. Students take completion slips to be signed by the House Manager and submit them to the office following the close of the production.
Attend all production strikes.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement
Bachelor of Arts Degree
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one or more foreign languages. Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent). Or
Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920 and COMD 4780, and by passing an exit interview. Or
Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent). Or
Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite. Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.
For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:
Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students. Or
TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.