Theatre Arts, Physical Theatre, BATA

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Physical Theatre (C80102BAT) 

More on the Theatre, Physical Theatre major

*Admission to this program has been suspended*

The Physical Theatre Option is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts degree that allows the student to specialize in physical theatre, ensemble methods, and devising performance.

The following information has official approval of The School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.



General Education Requirements *34
Theatre Core40
Interdisciplinary Option26
Total Hours120

Several courses required for the major also satisfy General Education requirements. The University minimum of 36 credits are required for General Education and credit for these courses will apply to multiple requirements. 

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Writing: 6 credit hours
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Experiencing Theatre
Playscript & Performance Analysis
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Economic Analysis
Domestic Diversity
Multi-Cultural Theatre
Global Diversity
History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature: Origins through 18th Century
History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature: 1800 to Present
Integrated and Applied Learning2
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours36

College of Arts & Sciences Requirement

Students must also complete a minimum of 40 credits (excluding workshops) consisting of either:
Upper-level (300/400) courses both in and outside of the student’s major;
or other courses outside the major department approved by the student’s major department chair (permission should be obtained prior to enrollment); these may not include workshops

Theatre Core

THEA:100Experiencing Theatre3
THEA:103Theatre Orientation0
THEA:108Introduction to the Visual Arts of World Theatre3
THEA:145Ensemble Theatre Lab3
THEA:172Acting I3
THEA:264Playscript & Performance Analysis3
THEA:265Basic Stagecraft3
THEA:274Digital Technology for Theatre3
THEA:335History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature: Origins through 18th Century3
THEA:370Directing I3
THEA:435History of Theatre and Dramatic Literature: 1800 to Present3
THEA:471Senior Seminar1
THEA:476Theatre and Community Action3
THEO xxxProduction Lab 13
THEO xxxPerformance or Production Lab 13
Total Hours40

Interdisciplinary Option

THEA:351Advanced Ensemble Theatre Lab3
THEA:373Acting II3
THEA:374Acting III3
THEA:455Creating Performance3
or THEA:467 Multi-Cultural Theatre
DNCE xxxBallet, Modern, Jazz, or Tap Technique8
DNCE xxxSomatics, World Dance, or Ballroom6
Total Hours26


Select 20 credits of Free Electives20
Total Hours20