BA - Theatre & Performance Studies - Design/Technology Concentration

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance Studies provides undergraduate students with a foundation in theatre and performance studies through the study of a variety of texts and styles, including classical and contemporary plays, musical theatre, folk and literary narratives, performance art, poetry, comedy improv, storytelling, solo performance, and personal narratives. Students choose between concentrations in acting, performance studies, musical theatre or design/technology. Internships with professional organizations and education abroad opportunities are integrated into the curriculum. An innovative season of diverse public performances offers students the opportunity to integrate classroom study with the highest standards of professional practice in research, performance, design, technical theatre, and the creation of original work. The program prepares students for entry into the profession or other related fields and for graduate study in theatre, performance studies, and related fields.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • TPS 1500 Intro Theatre Studies
      3
    • TPS 1713 Stagecraft
      2
    • TPS 2203 Acting I: Principles of Acting
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 14

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • TPS 1600 Intro to Performance Studies
      3
    • TPS 2813 Visual Imagination
      3
    • TPS 2713 Production
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    Total: 14
Year 1 (Hours: 28)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • TPS 3000 Performing Literature
      3
    • TPS 3403 Play Analysis for Production
      3
    • TPS 3823 Design Skills
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 14

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • TPS 2713 Production
      2
    • TPS 3853 Period Styles
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 4)
      3
    Total: 17
Year 2 (Hours: 31)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • TPS 4513 History & Theory I:Ancient-Ren
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • Upper-Division Peformance required course
      3
    • Concentration Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Concentration Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • TPS 4523 or TPS 4533 or TPS 4543
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 16
Year 3 (Hours: 31)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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