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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Theatre and Dance


BA in Theatre

BA in Theatre | Sample of Courses

Following is a sampling of courses theatre majors may take to fulfill degree requirements.

  •     Introduction to Theatre Studies
  •     Beginning Acting
  •     Introductory Theatre Design
  •     History of the Theatre I and II
  •     Play Direction
  •     Theatre Production Laboratory I-IV

Some additional unique and interesting courses offered by the major include:

  •     Movement for the Actor
  •     Film and Television Acting
  •     Make-up Design for Theatre and Film
  •     Creative Drama
  •     Stage Lighting Design
  •     Dramaturgy

The Theatre major at USC offers 12 hours of theatre electives that allows you to design your own program of study. On average, there is a 5 to 1 student-faculty ratio in major-specific courses. A detailed list of degree requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.