May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, BA

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Grounded in the liberal arts tradition and tailored to fit a student’s individual needs, the Theatre program at Lenoir-Rhyne University is intensive and rewarding. Students pursue course work in dramatic theory, history, and literature as well as various studio courses in all phases of production work (performance, stage technology, design, directing, and management). Supplementing class work is a rigorous production program involving mainstage shows, studio series productions, and touring programs.

Full-time faculty instruct and produce for the stage. Visiting artists and practicing professionals teach during limited residencies and workshops. Internship programs with regional theatres, career counseling and job placement, study abroad, and honors are available. The Theatre major earns a B.A. degree.


Students majoring in Theatre who are judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Theatre. To graduate ”With Honors in Theatre”, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, and complete twelve credits of honors courses in the major area, including THR 499 .

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (0 Hours)

Major Requirements (45 Hours)

Choose Six Credits from the Following

Choose Six Credits from the Following

  • ENG course with Drama emphasis
  • Hours: 3
  • Any 300-400 level literature course from foreign languages or English

Choose Seven Credits from the Following

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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