Theatre - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI


Ten hours in 1000/2000/3000-level fine arts and humanities: ARHI, ARST, ARTS, CLASCMLT, DANC, ENGL, HIST, MUSI, PHILRELI. Also allowed: COMM 1110, FILM 2120, FILM(AFAM) 2130, ITAL 2500, ROML 2550, SPAN 2550, THEA 2060, THEA 2110, THEA 2110E, THEA 2140 (THEA 2000THEA 2100H, and THEA 2110 may be substituted if taken before declaring a theatre major at UGA.)

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, general electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)  
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (21 hours)
THEA 3300 
THEA 3500 
THEA 4210/6210
THEA 4220/6220

Choose one course from the following: 

Choose one course from the following: 
THEA 4700/6700 (Do not select this course if completing the Area of Emphasis in Dramatic Writing) 
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Major Electives (15-19 hours)
Choose 5 three-hour FILM or THEA courses numbered 3000-level or above

OR 

Complete one of the areas of emphasis below. 

NOTE: Non-equivalent transfer courses (FILM or THEA 3TXX-5TXX) may not satisfy these requirements. 


Area of Emphasis in Acting (19 hours)
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above 


Area of Emphasis in Design (19 hours) 
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above 

Choose four courses not already taken from the following: 


Area of Emphasis in Directing and Stage Management (19 hours) 
THEA 5110/7110 or THEA 5600 (Choose a course not already taken)
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above 

Choose one course not already taken from the following:  

Choose two courses not already taken from the following: 


Area of Emphasis in Dramatic Media (19 hours) 
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above 

Choose five courses from the following: 


Area of Emphasis in Dramatic Writing (18 hours)
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above


Area of Emphasis in Theatre Theory and History (18 hours)
Choose one three-hour FILM or THEA course numbered 3000-level or above

Choose four courses not already taken from the following:
Up to two of these courses can be selected from the following:

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General Electives (20-24 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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