The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is a general degree offered for students with a primary interest in a holistic theatre arts education, but with the flexibility to pursue other studies in additional majors or minors. The degree is appropriate preparation for those planning to seek admission to a graduate program in general theatre studies.
The Baylor Department of Theatre Arts has the following major goals for students in the BA Theatre Arts program:
To gain comprehensive experience of the collaborative work and artistry required to create a theatrical production
To acquire a useful and detailed knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature
To develop skills in play analysis and an understanding of dramatic theory to inform artistic choice
To demonstrate informed and articulate skills of critique when offering value judgments about theatrical and dramatic work
To develop business skills for the profession, which may include including a repertoire of audition pieces, a resume and headshot, a design portfolio, a rendering and process presentation, a professional website, interviewing experience, and an understanding of the function of theatrical unions, agents, and producing organizations