About Our Academic Programs

Theatre is a collaborative art form, combining the written word of the literary artist, the visual insight of the designer, the speech and movement of the actor, and the interpretation, style, movement patterns and overall guidance of the director. 

The Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program offers the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with four concentrations: acting; applied theatre; dance; and performance technology. We also offer a minor in Theatre. Read about program requirements below.

Requirements for all B.A. students

21 semester hours

  • THR 105: Theatre Appreciation
  • THR 250/VAR 250: Diversity in Creative & Performing Arts
  • THR 304: Movement for Everyone
  • THR 308/EGR 308: Engineering for the Performing Arts
  • THR 310: Acting for Everyone
  • THR 316: Performance Company (0 credit)
  • THR 425: Theatre Theory & History
  • THR 499: Creating New Works (capstone)

Acting Concentration Requirements

15 semester hours

  • THR 320: Voice & Movement
  • THR 323: Ensemble Acting
  • THR 345: Devising Performance
  • Choose 6 semester hours from the following:
    • THR 300: Performance Practicum (1-3)
    • THR 312: Acting for the Camera
    • THR 344/MUS 390: Musical & Opera Workshop (1)
    • THR 350: Acting Styles (1-3)
    • THR 354: Kinetic Forms
    • THR 372: Dance & Physical Theatre Styles (1-3)
    • THR 424: Directing

Applied Theatre Concentration Requirements

15 semester hours

  • THR 345: Devising Performance
  • THR 352: Applied Theatre
  • Choose 9 semester hours from the following:
    • THR 300: Performance Practicum (1-3)
    • THR 313: Social Justice & Dramatic Literature
    • THR 314: Costumes & Textiles
    • THR 322/PHL 322: Philosophy of Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity
    • THR 354: Kinetic Forms
    • THR 380/POL 341 Power, Gender & Performance
    • THR 417/EDT 417: Theatre in Education
    • THR 424: Directing

Dance Concentration Requirements

15 semester hours

  • THR 322/PHL 322: Philosophy of Theatre/Dance: Performing Human Identity
  • THR 341: Modern Dance (2)
  • THR 345: Devising Performance
  • THR 361: Jazz Dance (1)
  • THR 371: Ballet (2)
  • Choose 4 credits from the following:
    • MUS 233: Eurhythmics (1)
    • THR 300: Performance Practicum (1-3)
    • THR 320: Voice & Movement
    • THR 323: Ensemble Acting
    • THR 344/MUS 390: Musical & Opera Workshop (1)
    • THR 354: Kinetic Forms
    • THR 372: Dance & Physical Theatre Styles (1-3)
    • THR 424: Directing

Performance Technology Concentration Requirements

15 semester hours

  • THR 311: Design Concepts
  • Choose 6 credits from the following Stage Management and Design category:
    • THR 306: Stage Management
    • THR 307: Light Design
    • THR 309: Sound Design
    • THR 330: Set Design
  • Choose 6 credits from the following (may select from 2 courses not already taken from above Stage Management and Design category in addition to the following):
    • THR 300: Performance Practicum (1-3)
    • THR 302: Stage Makeup (2)
    • THR 303: Scenic Painting
    • THR 314: Costumes & Textiles
    • THR 345: Devising Performance
    • THR 354: Kinetic Forms
    • THR 424: Directing

B.A. in Theatre Studies

36 semester hours

Select 15 semester hours from any theatre courses (including crosslisted courses), in addition to the 21 semester hours required of all theatre majors.  Course selection requires advisor and program director approval.

Minor in Theatre, Dance, & Performance Technology

15 semester hours

  • THR 105: Theatre Appreciation
  • THR 316: Performance Company (0 credit)
  • Select an additional 12 credits from any THR courses

Common Electives

May fulfill elective requirements for all concentrations except CMM-THR.

  • THR 300: Performance Practicum (1-3) 
  • THR 354: Kinetic Forms 
  • THR 370: Special Topics (1-3) 
  • THR 424: Directing
  • THR 490: Independent Study (1-6) 
  • THR 498: Internship (1-6)

CMM-THR Concentration

See CMM for other requirements.

  • THR 250/VAR 250: Diversity in Creative & Performing Arts 
  • THR 308/EGR 308: Engineering for the Performing Arts (methods)
  • THR 310: Acting for Everyone (methods)
  • THR 425: Theatre Theory & History (writing-intensive)
  • THR 499: Creating New Works (capstone)

Find Us.

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program

Fitz Hall 475 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2945

937-229-3950