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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre 2+2 agreement with Wayne State University


Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624,, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201
Faculty Contact
Thomas Berryman: 313-317-1511,, Fine Arts Bldg, Room: F-139

Program Description


Provides a sound basis for understanding the theory and practice of acting, directing, or technical aspects of the theatrical arts. Offers experiences designed to prepare successful students for acceptance into acting and technical theatre schools in the United States and abroad. Within the 60 credit degree program, one nine-credit emphasis from among acting, directing, or technical theatre is chosen by the student.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Create research papers and reviews using writing skills and research methods in the field of theatre arts.
  2. Evaluate theatre productions using standardized criteria.
  3. Describe the historical context of theatre, including how it relates to contemporary society and culture.
  4. Perform, direct, manage, or design a theatrical production.
  5. Work collaboratively to produce a theatrical production.
  6. Illustrate the specialized vocabulary within the theatrical arts.
  7. Apply time management skills to accomplish theatrical production tasks.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one, from a different discipline (other than THEA).
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements


Complete additional 100-level, or higher, credits to complete this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours