Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Theatre, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concentration in Theatre Arts Management - Liberal Studies

Program Learning Outcomes

Theatre - Theatre Arts Management, BA

  • Students will develop, conduct, and construct effective marketing research and plans.
  • Students will develop, conduct, and construct effective audience development research and plans.
  • Students will identify and understand the history, organizational structures, practices, current policy issues, and standard matters related to the nonprofit arts sector.

Theatre Department, Overall

  • Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to think, speak and write about theatre clearly and effectively.
  • Creation/Production/Performance: Students will create, produce and perform theatre at a pre-professional level.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will successfully prepare for employment in the professional theatre community.
  • Professional Proficiency: Students will demonstrate successful leadership, initiative, attitude, and punctuality in adherence with professional standards.
  • Historical Knowledge: Students will accurately identify specific knowledge related to plays, conventions, practitioners, movements, and/or theatre spaces drawn from the range of world theatre Degree Program Writing Competency: Students will gain proficiency in various areas of writing common to theatre practice.

Related Links

Theatre - Theatre Arts Management, BA Program Page

Theatre Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.00 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher


Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirments0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements42

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Global Community
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Science, Technology & Math
Challenges of the Modern Age
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Total Hours45-46

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 21 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 21 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Core Requirements
THEA 131Fundamentals of Acting3
THEA 132Stagecraft3
THEA 281Survey of Dramatic Literature I3
THEA 283Survey of Dramatic Literature II3
THEA 337Directing 13
THEA 425Professional Theatre Practice 13
Theatre Arts Concentration
THEA 159Introduction to Theatre Arts Management3
THEA 345Stage Management and Safety 13
THEA 359Studies in Audience Development 13
THEA 450Internship3
NLPA 220Introduction to Nonprofit Management3
Theatre Arts Management Level 1 Courses
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Rehearsal and Production
Financial Accounting
Introduction to Public Relations and IMC
Publication Production
Introduction to Digital Design
Interactive Multimedia 1
Video Production
Leadership Theory
Introduction to Professional Writing
Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making
Financial Best Practices for Decision Makers
Theatre Arts Management Level 1 Courses
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Shakespeare Tour 1
New Play Development 1
International Theatre Experience 1
Projects in Theatre 1
Experimental 1
History of Musical Theatre 1
History of Theatre Design and Architecture 1
Theories of Acting and Directing 1
Independent Study 1
Business Analysis and Decision Making 1
Social Media 1
Professional Presentation
Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Organizational Behavior 1
Principles of Marketing 1
Community Change and Development
Social and Ethical Issues in Philanthropy and Fundraising
Required Stage Management Experience Before Graduation
Stage Management Experience 1
Stage Management Experience 2
Total Hours42

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

THEATRE - BA (5 92)
Concentration in Arts Management (THAM)
This program is effective as of 2019.
Revised 08.10.20
UCC 02.04.20