NSU Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 27, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2023-2024

Theatre (BA)

Location(s): Northern State University Campus



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As of January 1, 2024 this program will be inactive.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire and demonstrate an understanding of fundamental theatrical production techniques, and the ability to perform those techniques properly and safely. (Cross-curricular Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking; Information Literacy; Problem Solving; Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills)
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate analytical, preparatory, memorization, and interpretation skills around dramatic literature, which enable understanding and performance of roles in a wide variety of styles and formats. (Cross-curricular Skills: Inquiry and Analysis; Critical and Creative Thinking; Information Literacy; Intercultural Knowledge)
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate an understanding of the history of theatre, its origins, and its evolution into current forms of practice and presentation. (Cross-curricular Skills: Inquiry and Analysis; Critical and Creative Thinking; Information Literacy; Intercultural Knowledge)
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate an understanding the theatre production process, and each individual’s role in collaboratively bringing a production to fruition. (Cross-curricular Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking; Information Literacy; Teamwork; Problem Solving)
  • Students will acquire and demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in leadership positions. By working in both leadership and subordinate roles, they will learn to constructively give and receive feedback, work with diverse personality types, and learn empathy skills as they relate to working with people with various strengths and weaknesses in a theatre rehearsal setting. (Cross-curricular Skills: Teamwork; Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills; Integrative Learning; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)

Coursework Required


Theatre Emphasis (choose one) 21 credits


Theatre Studies


Total: 43 credits


Free Electives: 47 credits


General Education Requirements - Baccalaureate (30 credits)


Please see General Education & Degree Requirements  for specific information about each SGR.

SGR #1 - 6 credits


SGR #4 - 6 credits in two disciplines


SGR #6 - 6 credits


Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • One year sequence of a foreign language.
  • Two courses from different disciplines than foreign language.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED: 120 CREDITS


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