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Theatre Studies (B.F.A.)

Work with professionals to build an individualized couse of study in multiple areas of interest. For example, you can combine acting with directing, musical theare with playwriting, or costume design with stage management.

Develop a set of skills and experience to confidently enter the world of professional theatre. Take advantage of Nebraska Wesleyan's active production schedule and opportunities to customize your learning and gain practical experience to build your resume.

You can also craft an interdisciplinary BFA degree combing multiple departments in a single couse of study, such as theatre design and art history, directing and business management, acting and psychology.


Bachelor of Fine Arts Core 30 hours
Theatre Studies Major (B.F.A., 82 hours)
THTRE 1020 Script Analysis 3 hours
THTRE 1300 Acting I 3 hours
THTRE 2500 Directing I 3 hours
THTRE 2700 Approaching Scenography 3 hours
THTRE 3500 Directing II 3 hours
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I 3 hours
THTRE 3810 World Theatre History II 3 hours
THTRE 4480 Professional Preparation for Theatre 3 hours
Select 6 hours of Dramatic Literature: 6 hours
Theatre Studies Core 15 hours
THTRE 1310 Acting II 3 hours
THTRE 1400 Stagecraft 3 hours
THTRE 1410 Costume Construction 3 hours
THTRE 1600 Musical Theatre Appreciation 3 hours
THTRE 2160 Stage Management 3 hours
Elective Courses 34 hours

12 hours must be upper level (3000-level, 4000-level courses).

Completion to fourth level in one focus area required.

THTRE 1010 Theatre Appreciation may not be used.
THTRE 1710-1800 Practicum courses limited to a total of 6 credit hours.

Senior Comprehensive 3 hours
THTRE 4970 Internship or
THTRE 4990 Senior Theatre Project