The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Theater (Film Production), Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Theater with focus on Theater/Television/Film prepares a student to work in the arts and entertainment industries, in either live theater or recorded media such as film, television, commercials, and music videos. Depending upon their concentration within the program, students may be prepared for performance or direction in multiple media; theatrical design and technical production jobs; and/or film and television production. The BA in Theater also prepares students for entry into graduate school or secondary education. Other employment opportunities in related fields, such as advertising and development, exist due to the liberal arts emphasis of this degree. Students also gain social skills, including teamwork and project leadership that are valuable to employers in any field. 

Core Curriculum Requirements – 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once.

Major Requirements – 57 Hours

Required Courses - 30 hours

THTF 1351Acting I

3

THTF 1330Stagecraft

3

THTF 1336Introduction to Film & Video Production

3

THTF 2355Script Analysis

3

THTF 2361Video and Film Editing I

3

THTF 4303Special Topics

3

THTF 4311Directing I

3

THTF 4312Directing II

3

THTF 4316History of Theatre I

3

THTF 4317History of Theatre II

3

Film Production Concentration – 27 hours

Required:

THTF 1331Lighting and Sound Technology

3

THTF 3315/FILM 3325History and Significance of Motion Picture

3

THTF 3332Lighting for the Stage, Film, and Television

3

THTF 3354Voice and Diction

3

THTF 3361Intermediate Film & Video Production

3

THTF 4315Scriptwriting for the Stage and Screen

3

THTF 4361Video and Film Editing II

3

THTF 4362Advanced Film & Video Production

3

Choose one:

THTF 3331Scene Design

3

THTF 3333Costume Design

3

Free Electives - 21 Hours

Free electives credit hours required may vary to achieve the institutional minimum of 120 hours for a degree.  

Free elective credit hours at the advanced level may be needed to achieve the institutional minimum of 42 advanced hours.
 

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements. 

All THTF courses require a grade of “C” or better.