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Theatre Program and Degrees

Theatre & Dance Student Handbook   |   Major Requirements - Learning Outcomes
To make an appointment with an academic faculty advisor, please contact the Department of Theatre and Dance office (208) 282-3173.
For advising guides, please see your Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

The primary objectives related to the undergraduate theatre programs are to help all students obtain a level of achievement appropriate to entry-level professionals in their specialty areas:

  • Knowledge of theatre as a social and aesthetic experience
  • Knowledge of the history of the theatre and related dramatic literature
  • Competence in basic acting and directing skills
  • Competence in technical aspects of theatre
  • Competence in study skills
  • Competence in research skills
  • Competence in thinking clearly, logically, and independently
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work within a collaborative art

The theatre curriculum is designed to provide not only a humanistic awareness of our history and civilization through a study of dramatic literature and theatre history, but also to allow the student to pursue courses of study which develop skills and techniques applicable to the production of plays and other theatrical media.

A balance between theoretical and practical courses is offered in several degree programs.

A theatre program can lead to careers in such varying areas as theatre, television, film, education, journalism, public relations, personnel work, sales, insurance, government, and law.