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Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Theatre, Performance Concentration, B.A.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Students who meet the University’s admissions requirements are admissible to the major.
  • See University Admission Requirements  
  • Declaration of Major: Students can declare the Theatre major on their application for enrollment, after being admitted to the University, or transfer in from another major on campus.
  • Transferable Credit Hours: Determined by UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Admissions.

Currently Enrolled Students

  • Currently enrolled UNC Charlotte students may declare the major at any time by completing a Change of Major Form.

Degree Requirements

The Theatre major with a Concentration in Performance 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 Performance.

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 language 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)

Concentration Courses (19 credit hours)

Elective Concentration Course I (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Senior Year Courses (4 credit hours)

Both of the following courses must be taken in the Senior year:

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Progression Requirements

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

Honors Program

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

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours