VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony 2022

Major Requirements

The theatre major requires students to complete 11 courses in specified coursework and electives. While the major contains a breadth of coursework, students can use the major electives to deepen their skills in any of the theatre arts. The department also offers coursework to complete Teacher Certification in Theatre Arts Education (PreK-12). Students from across campus have been successful using the skills they acquire in the major or minor to enhance their employment prospects in a wide variety of fields.

Major: Theatre (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

Choose one of the following:
TH 100: Theatre: A Hands-On Introduction
TH 101: Rehearsal & Performance
(2 sem. hrs., must be taken twice)
4
TH 210: Acting I 4
TH 220: Technical Theatre 4
ENG 288: Poetry and Drama 4
TH 301: Theatre History I: Origins to 1660 4
TH 302: Theatre History II: 1660 to Present 4
Two additional theatre courses, one of which must be at the 300/400 level 8
Choose one of the following:
TH 410: Theatre of Diversity
TH 412: Directing
4

Choose one of the following:
TH 424: Theatre Practicum
TH 485: Theatre Internship
TH 499: Advanced Theatre Research

4
Total 40

Major: Theatre with Teacher Certification in Theatre Arts (PreK-12)*

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

Choose one of the following:
TH 100: Theatre: A Hands-On Introduction
TH 101: Rehearsal & Performance
(2 sem. hrs., must be taken twice)
4
TH 210: Acting I 4
TH 220: Technical Theatre 4
ENG 288: Poetry and Drama 4
Additional Course in ART, APMU, or MUS 4
TH 301: Theatre History I: Origins to 1660 4
TH 302: Theatre History II: 1660 to Present 4
TH 310: Acting II 4
TH 412: Directing 4
TH 424: Theatre Practicum
(Must be fulfilled with a Directing Project)
4
Total 40

*Students must also complete the VWU Professional Education Program to receive a teacher certification in the State of Virginia, including the completion of pre-service in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools. Pre-service placement and Professional Education coursework are provided in the Education Program.

Minor: Theatre

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

Two Theatre Courses at the 100/200 level
(Only 4 credits of TH 101 can count towards this requirement)
8
Choose one of the following:
TH 301: Theatre History I: Origins to 1660
TH 302: Theatre History II: 1660 to Present
4
Two Theatre courses at the 300/400 level 8
Total 20