Admission to Candidacy
All students are required to be admitted to candidacy to earn a B.S. degree in Theatre. Candidacy is required as a prerequisite to enrollment in most upper-division THEA courses, including those required for fulfillment of major electives (cognate courses).
For guaranteed admission to candidacy, a student must have
- completed all learning support requirements;
- completed all high school deficiencies;
- completed 30 hours of coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
- completed all candidacy courses (12 hours) with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better: THEA 1015 , THEA 2000 , THEA 2100 , THEA 2900 , and THEA 3820 ; and earned a GPA of 3.5 on all THEA coursework.
Students who complete each of the above THEA candidacy courses with a grade of 2.0 (C) or better but fail to meet one or more of the other requirements may appeal for admission.
A limited number of students may be admitted to candidacy on appeal, based upon available resources and upon faculty committee recommendation. Approval by appeal will be based on exceptional circumstances and/or exceptional talent and/or diversity considerations.
Candidacy admission by appeal will be granted following faculty committee review near the beginning and end of each Fall and Spring term as announced by email. Online appeal applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, with deadlines announced via email.
Recommended Curriculum: Theatre, Teacher Licensure
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
All students pursuing a major within this department must complete the General Education requirements. The following is a suggested pattern of study; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before each registration.