Departments & Programs

Theatre and Drama

Major in Theatre and Drama
Required Courses

Students must complete 33 credit hours in theatre and drama, including the following introductory courses. Students are advised to take the courses in a building progression (i.e., T100 should be taken early in the progression of study). See the academic advisor for clarification.

1. Introductory Courses

  • T100 Introduction to Theatre (3 cr.)
  • T101 Script Analysis (3 cr.)
  • T121 Acting I for Majors: Introduction to Acting (3 cr.)*
  • T125 Introduction to Theatrical Production (3 cr.)
  • T230 Costume Design and Technology I (3 cr.)
  • T335 Stage Lighting Design (3 cr.)
  • T340 Directing I: Fundamentals of Directing (3 cr.)
  • T370-T371 History of Theatre and Drama I-II (3-3 cr.)

2. Six additional credit hours in one of the four following areas of concentration:

  • Dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory: T460, T461, T462, T468
  • Acting, directing, movement, and voice and speech: T220, T300, T301, T302, T319, T325, T410, T419, T421, T422, T442, T443, T445, T448, T491
  • Scenic design, stagecraft, lighting design, costume design, sound design, and stage management: T130, T229, T323 T326, T329, T347, T425, T426, T428, T430, T433, T434, T435, T438, T447
  • Playwriting: T453, T454, T458

3. 15 of the 33 credit hours must be taken in 300- and 400-level courses

The academic advisor will assign to the appropriate area of concentration any credits earned in theatre and drama courses T390, T399, T483, T490, and T499.

* T120 is accepted as a substitute for T121 by petition. Consult advisor for further clarification.

Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in theatre and drama in residence on the Bloomington campus. At least 6 credit hours must be taken in the student's area of concentration.

  1. Students who have taken an acting course at another school and wish to take any course of the acting curriculum beyond T120 or T121 must audition for the acting faculty for placement before the beginning of classes in the fall semester. See the academic advisor for date and time.
  2. All courses transferred from another institution or campus outside the State of Indiana College and University System must be evaluated through the Theatre and Drama Advising Office before they may be applied toward the theatre and drama major or minor. Transfer students must submit bulletin descriptions and course syllabi for potential transfer credits during the first semester of study.