The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Theater (Performance), 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 2361/COMM 2310Video and Film Editing I

3

THTF 3111Practicum I

1

THTF 4122Practicum II

1

THTF 4133Practicum III

1

THTF 4311Directing I

3

THTF 4312Directing II

3

THTF 4316History of Theatre I

3

THTF 4317History of Theatre II

3

Performance Concentration - 27 hours

Required:
THTF 1341Makeup

3

THTF 1352Acting II

3

THTF 3311Contemporary Drama

3

THTF 3312/ENGL 3332World Drama

3

THTF 3351Acting III

3

THTF 3354Voice and Diction

3

THTF 4351Theory and Styles of Acting

3

THTF 4352Problems in Acting

3

Choose one:

THTF 4303Special Topics

3

THTF 4321Children's Theatre Workshop

3

THTF 3321Creative Drama

3

THTF 4355Summer Theatre Workshop

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.