Theater Arts

The bachelor of arts (BA) major in Theater Arts is designed for School of Arts and Sciences students who are seeking a solid overview in theater as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. It allows students to investigate the various disciplines in theater. The BA Theater Arts major consists of a balanced course of study in scholarship and art, stressing a theoretical approach. Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared for internships, employment in the arts community, graduate study, and graduate or studio training. Theater majors in the BA program are required to take a minimum of 47 credits.


 First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this:  

Expository Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

 Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

 Total Credits: 15-16


At a Glance


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Programs Offered:
Major in Theater Arts (B.A.)
Minor in Theater Arts

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