Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Theatre Arts Program, Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Students seeking information about which courses are typically taken at what year of study or looking for a list of courses offered should visit Theatre Arts Program Year by Year.

Theatre Arts Major

Students are normally expected to enter the major program in their third year of studies. All candidates must meet with the major’s advisor to verify their qualifications and then design the best-suited path for completing the BA degree, and to discuss the various theatre courses options available. The admission requirements into the Theatre Arts major program requires the completion of:

54 total theatre credits and all other general requirements of the arts degree (120 credits total).

A minimum of 24 credits (eight courses) in first and second year including:

  • THTR 1100 & 1200 Intro to Theatre I & II, the past and practice of
  • THTR 1110 & 1210 Intro to Acting I & II, fundamental performance
  • THTR 2120 & 2220 Intro to Technical Theatre I & II, backstage practice
  • THTR 2110 & 2210 Acting & Character Portrayal I & II, intermediate performance

And at least 30 credits (10 courses) in third and fourth year with six credits at 4000 level (*six-credit course).


Theatre Arts Minor

36 total theatre credits and all other general requirements of the degree.

All students take THTR 1100 and 1200, THTR 1110 and 1210, THTR 2110 and 2210, plus a minimum of 18 credits (six courses) in third and fourth year.


Theatre Arts Concentration

30 to 36 total theatre credits (10 to 12 courses), including 12 to 18 (four to six courses) in first and second year, 18 to 24 credits (six to eight courses) in third and fourth year, and all other general requirements of the degree.