Theatre Studies Emphasis

Andrew Ryder


A Theatre major with an emphasis in Theatre Studies will emphasize the academic study of theatre, including history, theory, literature, criticism, and analysis.

By choosing a Theatre emphasis in Theatre Studies, you can prepare for graduate study and careers in literary management, dramaturgy, or related fields. Theatre Studies can also provide a solid foundation for any number of careers, and double up with majors in other areas.

Major Courses and Degree Requirements

The Theatre Studies emphasis requires a minimum of 80 Theatre credits, with 30 upper-division credits. 

View the major courses and degree requirements

Admission to the Major

Formal admission to a Theatre major is accomplished at the end of the first quarter of your sophomore year, or, if you are a transfer student beyond the sophomore level, in your second quarter of residence.

To qualify for admission as a major in the Theatre program, you are required to have completed 12 credits of work with a 2.5 GPA in Theatre, which must include TRE 1750 “Introduction to Design for Theatre,” and TRE 1340 “Acting I.” You must complete the major requirements that are in effect when you are admitted to the major.

Faculty Contact

Andrew Ryder

Professor of Theatre; Theatre Department Chair
PhD, Bowling Green State University

Phone: 206-281-2008
Office: McKinley 101