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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, BA


The mission of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre Program is to provide students with the tools needed for preparation as theatre educators or professional practitioners, or for continuation of their studies on the graduate level.

The goal of the program is to provide students with meaningful experiences that promote an understanding of theatre as a medium of expression and collaboration. Students are given opportunities for creative and critical thinking, problem solving, and exploration in an environment that values artistic integrity, understands failure as well as success, and respects the viewpoints of others in the encouragement of artistic truth. The extensive season of the Theatre Program serves not only as a training lab for the students, but also enhances the cultural and aesthetic experience of the campus and is a major cultural resource for the residents of South Texas.


Student Learning Outcomes


1.      Theatre:

  • Demonstrate written analysis competencies in historical research and script analysis;
  • Communicate historical and cultural dimensions of theatre during a required exit jury with the entire faculty.
  • Communicate and defend their senior capstone project to the entire Theatre faculty;
  • Communicate and defend a cumulative portfolio of their work complete with headshot, resume, and marketing strategy for post-baccalaureate opportunities in graduate school or professional work.

2.      BA in Theatre graduates with teaching certification will demonstrate the following:

  • Complete #1 above;
  • Communicate visual and aural perceptions of theatre performance during a required exit jury with the entire theatre faculty. The student will use specific examples from their participation in University Theatre productions.

            Students earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Theatre may concentrate on one of two specialties:

            Acting/Directing Focus

            Design/Technical Theatre Focus


Theatre majors may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre leading to teacher certification.


Degree Requirements

  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. University Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirements
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:

Specific Degree Requirements:

All theatre majors must meet all general University and College graduation requirements, including Computer Literacy and UCCP First Year Seminars, regardless of the following specific degree requirements, unless specifically exempt. It is critical for all theatre majors to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering each semester.

Acting/Directing Focus Area:

(24 required credit hour core)

The following courses are required as the core in Acting/Directing:

Total Hours for BA in Theatre: Acting/Directing Focus: 57 hrs.

Dance Electives

The following courses are suggested as electives for the Acting/Directing Focus Area:

Design/Technical Theatre Focus Area:

(24 credit hour core)

The following courses are required as the core in the Design/Technical Theatre Focus:

Total Hours for BA in Theatre: Design/Technical Theatre Focus: 57 hrs.