2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual and Performing Arts, BA; Generalist Concentration

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This specialization is designed for students who want to study theatre (history, literature, theory, criticism, and aesthetics) in its broadest sense. As in any liberal art, the study of theatre provides students with a holistic curriculum and a broad background in thought, critical thinking, writing skills, analysis, and a general knowledge of literature, philosophy, and technology, all of which prepares them with a wide variety experiences and potential. Students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in theatre work closely with their advisor to design a curriculum that provides a solid basis in theatre arts.

Every attempt has been made to state the major and minor requirements as clearly as possible. However, it is strongly recommended that every student maintain close communication with the academic advisor assigned in order to plan their program in a fashion best suited to the student’s individual goals and needs. The faculty stands ready to assist any student in this regard.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core   

Theatre majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  (Students pursuing Virginia teaching licensure are not restricted as to the number of courses.)  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • EDUC 245  can satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)

Transfer Students go to Transfer Student General Education  for requirements.

Additional Degree Requirements (3 credits)

In addition t the courses required for Civitae Core, students are required to take an additional course to earn a degree. They may choose one course in Humanities, or Foreign Language.

Additional Major Requirements (6 credits)

General Electives

  • General Electives for BA in Visual and Performing Arts, Theatre Concentration: 33-34 credits

Visual and Performing Arts Generalist Concentration (120 credits)

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