Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of General Studies with a concentration in theatre at Southeastern Louisiana University is a generalist degree designed to provide a broad perspective of the literature, history and creative practices of the discipline.

Courses prepare students to appreciate and participate in theatre at all levels of production, performance, direction, design and management.

Curriculum Sheets


Theatre Minor Concentrations

The Minor in Theatre, consists of 21 semester of the following courses:  THEA 131, 231, 234, 333 or 337, 431, 432 and three hours of Theatre labs (TLAB).   

Introduction to the Theatre

Theatre (THEA) 131

Credit 3 hours

A course designed to impart a deepened appreciation and understanding of today's theatre by surveying both contemporary techniques and the contribution of theatre to world culture. Consideration of the interrelation of all aspects of theatre production and the contributions of various related arts. Open to all students.


Theatre (THEA) 231

Credit 3 hours

A technical study of the construction and painting of stage settings with an emphasis in production organization and stage management: participation in technical work of Southeastern Theatre.

Introduction to Acting

Theatre (THEA) 234

Credit 3 hours

A course designed to familiarize the student with the history and nature of the techniques of acting concentrating on understanding and mastering skills associated with body movement and vocal production in character analyses and performances. Refereed performances, attention to television acting; a basic course.

Design for Stage and Studio

Theatre (THEA) 333

Credit 3 hours

A study of design principles, methods, and techniques relevant to both the theatre and the studio. Emphasis on developing creative and practical skills

Costume and Makeup Design for Stage and Studio

Theatre (THEA) 337

Credit 3 hours

An overview of costume and makeup design theory and practical rendering techniques. Makeup design using modern materials, makeup application for stage and studio. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratory work in conjunction with Southeastern Theatre productions, and assigned design projects. Purchase of makeup and drawing materials required.

Play Production

Theatre (THEA) 431/531

Credit 3 hours
Prerequisite: THEA 231, 234 and Junior standing/Department Head approval

Training in play reading and selection, evaluation of dramatic literature, theatre management and promotion, costume and make up, basic acting, and organization of many facets of theatrical productions, auditions,
rehearsals, and performances.

Theatre Directing

Theatre (THEA) 432/532

Credit 3 hours
Prerequisite: THEA 231, 234 and Junior standing/Department Head approval

Fundamental theories of directing for the stage. Students select, cast, direct, and present scenes and/or short plays for class and public presentation.

Theatre Labs

Theatre (TLAB)

Credit 1 hour

Three credit hours from working on Southeastern Theatre productions.