All majors begin their studies by completing a core curriculum of theatre courses that exposes them to the broad range of theatre crafts and studies. This core curriculum includes courses in performance (acting and directing), production (design and technical skills) and theory (script analysis, dramatic literature and theatre history).
Theatre majors can choose to take elective courses such as African-American theatre, dialects, improvisation, playwriting, stage combat, sound design, as well as select courses in Physical Education, Music, Dance, Visual Communication, Shakespeare, and dramatic literature. Theatre majors may also complete internships with local or regional theatres, and they may participate in the productions of Shakespeare Carolina at Winthrop, our summer theatre residency.
A detailed list of required courses for the B.A. degree in theatre can be found by clicking on the "Course and Programs" button on the left hand side of this page. In the drop-down menu, click on "Degree Programs."
Prospective students can learn more about our program by clicking on the yellow "Prospective Students" link on the right hand side of this page.