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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre, B.A.


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Requirements for the liberal arts major in theatre, B.A. program


Admission to the theatre degree programs

Admission to the theatre degree programs at Oakland University (OU) is a two-tiered process. The first step in the process for all students is the entrance audition. These auditions are held several times a year and determine whether or not a student will be admitted to OU in any of these degree programs. The second step is the major standing audition, which determines whether students may continue in the program, and which degree program they may pursue.

Entrance auditions


Entrance audition days are held several times each year. The audition schedule and downloadable application are available on the department website. Please submit application to the department office. Students should be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in their proposed area of specialization.

  • Students seeking admission to Oakland University as acting and musical theatre majors must audition for the theatre faculty.
  • Students seeking admission to Oakland University as theatre design and technology majors must participate in a portfolio interview with the theatre faculty.
  • Students who audition and do not enroll within two semesters must re-audition.
  • Students who enroll and leave school for at least two semesters must re-audition.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is for students who wish a broad general education without a high degree of specialization in theatre. Students must successfully complete the performance production requirement, the events attendance requirement and the senior interview as described in the department’s Undergraduate Theatre Handbook, available on the department website. Students should consult with the departmental adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office to plan their degree program. Only major courses in which a grade of at least 2.0 has been earned will count towards the major.

This degree programs requires a minimum of 124 credits distributed as follows:

Theatre elective courses - 13 credits


Chosen in consultation with the theatre adviser (may include DAN technique, MUA/MUE voice, SA or AH classes; THA 1000  excluded)

Non-credit requirements


  • Major standing
  • Senior interview
  • Performance production requirement
  • Events attendance requirement

Additional Information


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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