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Theatre – Courses

B.A. Theatre

All majors are required to complete 33 credit hours of theatre courses with a
grade of “C” or better (Note: no more than 48 Theatre credit hours will be applied to the 120 credit graduation requirement).  Additionally, students must complete three technical assignments and one acting assignment on departmental productions.  Majors are also required to complete 72- 87 credit hours of non-theatre courses which include College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Distribution Requirements, University General Requirements, and any electives the student wishes to take. The 33 credit hours of theatre courses include 27 credit hours of core theatre courses and 6 hours of theatre electives.

Majors are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the theatre/dance production program.  Scholarships are available for incoming students; please click to download the PDF.

Language Requirement: completion of one semester of any language, or equivalent proficiency through examination.  This includes American Sign Language.

Undergraduate Theatre Course Requirements (Total of 33 credits)

Every major must take the following 27 credit hours of theatre courses:

Credit / Course

Majors must select 6 credit hours of electives from the following courses:

Credit / Course


Minor in Theatre

The Theatre Minor is designed to provide the student with a basic foundation in theatre.  Students take a total of 18 credits (6 credit hours of THE 120, courses and 12 credit hours of theatre electives).


Core Courses:

Credit                        Course

3                        THE 120 Stagecraft

1                        THE 121 Stagecraft Lab

1                        THE 122 Stagecraft Lab

1                        THE 269 Theatre Practicum in Acting



An additional 12 hours of theatre courses are required and can be chosen from the semester listings.  Some courses have prerequisites and those must be met before the student can take them.

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Contact Information

School of Performing Arts
5788 Class of 1944 Hall, Rm. 208
Orono, Maine 04469-5788
Phone: 207.581.4703 | Fax: 207.581.4701E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System