Academic Majors & Minors
- Students can declare a major/minor during, or after the second semester of their freshman year. Students should declare a major/minor no later than the end of the sophomore year.
- No more than 2 concentrations allowed, either:
- 2 majors OR
- 1 major and 1 minor OR
- 1 major
- Maintain at least a C (2.0) average in any major or minor.
- Only one (1) undergraduate degree may be earned from Emory.
Major in Theater Studies BA
|Hours To Complete||39 - 44|
|Declaration of Major Contact|
A Theater Studies major must complete the following core courses for a total of 29-31 credit hours:
- One acting course: THEA 120, THEA 221 OR THEA 222
History, Literature, and Criticism
- THEA 210W: Reading for Performance
- THEA 215: History of Drama and Theater I
- THEA 216: History of Drama and Theater II
- THEA 410W: Aesthetics and Criticism
Design or Administration
- THEA 230: Principles of Design OR THEA 240: Arts Administration
- THEA 250: Directing I OR THEA 260: Ensemble OR THEA 370: Creating New Works
- THEA 130: Stagecraft
- THEA 200R: Theater Practicum (1 credit)
Topics and Issues
- THEA 396R: Theater Colloquia (1 credit)
In addition to the core requirements, majors must complete three elective courses for a total of 9-12 credit hours.
- One of these must be at the 200-level or higher, and two must be at the 300-level or higher.
- One of the 300-level courses must be in the area of History, Literature, and Criticism. (Some courses in other departments are approved for this requirement.)
- All courses must be taken for a letter grade (with the exception of THEA 396R).
- THEA 100, Introduction to Theater, does not count towards the major. When Introduction to Theater is taught as a freshman seminar (THEA 190), it does not count toward the major.
Majors are expected to involve themselves in the creation of productions and new works as an integral part of their theatrical education.
Auditions for the major or minor are not required.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the department, to submit a resume, and to send links to video clips. Web forms on the Theater and Dance website (under “Prospective Student”) facilitate this process: Plan a Visit, Tell Us About Yourself, and Contact a Current Student.