Bachelor of Arts in Theater

Degree options include: B.A. in Theater with one of the following concentrations: Performance, Technical or Musical Theater. The Theater program at Stritch, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, combines experiential training with rigorous academic course work to ground practice in theory. Training includes hands-on involvement in a 4-show professional-style production season in which students are afforded the opportunity to work in all areas of theater including acting, directing, stage management, dance, voice, stagecraft, costuming, lighting and properties. Theater program degree tracks are designed to compliment studies in other disciplines to allow continued training in theater while pursuing additional majors and minors.

Degree Requirements

Program Credits36
Required Courses

Theater Major 

Common Theater Course Requirements (21 credits): THR 160, 201, 208, 213, 303, 401, Theater Lab (3 cr)

Performance Concentration (15 credits): THR 103, 105, 390, 405, elective (3 cr)

Technical Concentration (15 credits): THR 220, 225, 304, 310, elective (3 cr)

Musical Theater Concentration (16 credits):  THR 105, 106, MU 114, MU 131, MU Voice Lessons (6 cr)


Required Auxiliary Courses

Additional Information

Theater Major/Musical Theater Concentration: The Theater Major with a concentration in Musical Theater is designed to prepare students for careers in musical theater, or to pursue further study in graduate school. Within a liberal arts context, the program balances the practical with the theoretical combining strong training in performance skills (speaking, singing, dancing and acting) with academic study in music, performance and technical theater.