Theatre Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Major Requirements (13 units) 

All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.

SoC Courses (1 unit)

  • 2 0.5-unit seminars
Course Title
CMN 101-0SoC First Year Seminar: Interdisciplinary Topics in Communication Arts & Sciences
CMN 398-0School of Communication Senior Seminar

Introductory Courses (4 units)

Course Title
THEATRE 140-1Theatre in Context: Introduction
THEATRE 140-2Theatre in Context: Analysis & Research 1
THEATRE 120-0Production in Context
THEATRE 170-0Voice for Performance

Students who fail to earn a C- or higher in the course are required to take ENGLISH 105-0 Expository Writing and one additional history, literature, or criticism course for the major. 

Production Course

Advanced Courses (8 units)

Additional Requirements (29 units)

Distribution Requirements (18 units)

18 units of credit outside the department, including 2 units of credit from science, mathematics, and technology and 3 each from individual and social behavior and humanities and fine arts.

Electives (11 units)

Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units of credit.

Courses Outside Communication

6 courses outside Communication, including three 200-level courses, and three 300-level courses. Courses taken to satisfy this requirement may fulfill distribution or elective course requirements.

Honors in Theatre

The honors program provides theatre majors who have demonstrated records of academic achievement with the opportunity to explore a sustained project in their senior year. It exposes majors to the rigors of research and creative work comparable with graduate-level programs in theatre studies and offers preparation for future graduate-level study. Projects may be proposed in any area of the theatre department’s pursuits (design, directing, choreography, performance, history, criticism, or playwriting), provided that supervisory personnel is available and willing to participate, and provided that appropriate facilities are available.

Eligibility for the honors program will be determined by the faculty. Contact the theatre department for more information.