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Theatre, Applied Theatre Concentration, B.A.

Degree Requirements

The Theatre major with a Concentration in Applied Theatre leading to the B.A. degree requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 45 credit hours of theatre courses. This is a structured curriculum.  Students must take 26 credit hours of Core courses before advancing to the prescribed 19 credit hours of the Concentration in Applied Theatre. 

College Prospect for Success Course (2 credit hours)

All new freshmen in the College of Arts + Architecture must take the following:

General Education Courses (31-35 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program .

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

Students in this major are required to demonstrate proficiency in the language of their choice through the 1202 level.  Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • Completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte
  • Completing three years of the same foreign language in high school through level three
  • Achieving a satisfactory score on the foreign languages placement test (in Spanish, French, or German)
  • Through approved transfer or transient credit earned at a college or university accredited by an accepted accrediting body
  • A combination of the above methods (e.g., placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1201 and completing the 1202 course, completing 1201 and placing out of or earning transfer or transient credit for 1202)

Click here for a list of courses that meet the College of Arts + Architecture’s foreign language requirement. 


Major Courses (26 credit hours)

Design I Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Theatre History Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Elective Core Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following or take the Theatre History course not already selected above:

Concentration Courses (19 credit hours)

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

All Theatre (THEA) courses must be passed with a grade of C or above, with no more than one grade of D in Theatre courses. 

Honors Program

For details about the Arts + Architecture Honors Program, visit the AAHP program page .