Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama

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Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama

The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama program seeks to provide students the foundation needed to pursue careers in teaching, community and professional theatre, the entertainment industry, and/or graduate study. Students are given the opportunity to receive a comprehensive knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature, as well as practical experience in production and performance. The Theatre and Drama program, in conjunction with the Music program, produces the University Theatre series, which presents a series of major productions annually. Auditions for all of the productions are open to the entire student body. Scholarships are available by audition and interview.

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
6 - 8


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of  Arts in Theatre and Drama program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
THP 213 
Introduction to Technical Theatre       
3 TRE-130    
Stagecraft 
4
THP 112 Acting I 3 TRE-145 Acting I 4
THP 115 Theatre Makeup 3 TRE-245 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design 4
THP 212 Acting II 3 TRE-253 Acting II 4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Theatre and Drama Major 12

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
TRE-325
Theatre History I: Greek to Restoration
4
TRE-330  
Theatre History II: 18th Century to Present
4
TRE-335
Dramatic Literature I
4
TRE-339 Dramatic Literature II 4
TRE-439
Stage Direction
4
TRE-475
Stage Lighting and Design
4
 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Theatre and Drama Major
24
Additional GCU Elective Credits Required 24-28
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Arts in
Theatre and Drama (Ground Only)
120