Theatre Arts Major, Bachelor of Arts

Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Theatre Arts Major, Bachelor of Arts
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,877,327
Course Accredited By NA
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Get creative coordinating technical theatre elements such as lighting, sound, costumes, props and sets. In this progressive program, learn and practice the role of the director in a formal rehearsal setting. For more than 25 years, we’ve offered a full range of university-level theatre arts courses where imagination, creativity, collaboration and discipline come together. Hone your production, design and acting skills through comedies, tragedies, serious scripts and fun monologues.

  • By participating in workshops, seminars and rehearsals you’ll engage with other creative artists and passionate performers, fast-tracking growth, sharing in inspiration and complementing development. Share ideas, constructive criticism and camaraderie among classmates. When the curtain drops, TRU actors transform themselves and lead audiences through epics of history and happiness, tales of love and agony. It all comes alive because of the talented performers, producers, directors and technicians in this program that was established close to three decades ago.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses)

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Admission to each major program may have specific requirements.

  • Recommended: Foundations of Mathematics 11 or higher is strongly recommended for students pursuing Education or a major in Geography and Environmental Studies, Sociology or Psychology

You’re normally expected to enter the major program in your third year of studies. All candidates must meet with the major’s advisor to verify their qualifications and then design the best-suited path for completing the BA degree, and to discuss the various theatre courses options available. The admission requirements into the Theatre Arts major program requires the completion of:

  • 54 total theatre credits and all other general requirements of the arts degree (120 credits total).

A minimum of 24 credits (eight courses) in first and second year including:

  • Intro to Theatre I & II, the past and practice of
  • Intro to Acting I & II, fundamental performance
  • Intro to Technical Theatre I & II, backstage practice
  • Acting & Character Portrayal I & II, intermediate performance
  • And at least 30 credits (10 courses) in third and fourth year with six credits at 4000 level.

Theatre Arts Minor

  • 36 total theatre credits and all other general requirements of the degree.
  • All students take THTR 1100 and 1200, THTR 1110 and 1210, THTR 2110 and 2210, plus a minimum of 18 credits (six courses) in third and fourth year.

Theatre Arts Concentration

  • 30 to 36 total theatre credits (10 to 12 courses), including 12 to 18 (four to six courses) in first and second year, 18 to 24 credits (six to eight courses) in third and fourth year, and all other general requirements of the degree.

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