Theatre - Coastal Carolina University
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A Theatre Bachelor of Arts or minor allows you to develop a more general course of study than the BFA programs. Choose classes from a variety of areas including performance, design, theater criticism, and theatre history to provide a foundation for a well-balanced course of study.

In the Theatre program, you are encouraged to take an active role in designing your own degree plan and adding minors or certificates. If you are interested in a broad range of theater areas or a career in performing, designing, stage managing, directing, or any other production possibilities, this program is a great choice.

BA Theatre 

Minor Theatre




Shot of Wheelwright Auditorium with Strong Lights

Wheelwright Auditorium

Theatre Scene Construction Shop

TAPS Theatre Workshop

Edwards Theatre




(6 Courses)

THEA 130 - Principles of Dramatic Analysis
THEA 150 - Acting I
THEA 288 - Directing I: The Director’s Vision
THEA 361 - Theatre History and Literature I
THEA 362 - Theatre History and Literature II
THEA 425 - World Dramatic Literature

Major Requirements
(9 Courses)

THEA 154 - Introduction to Costuming
THEA 155 - Stagecraft
THEA 462 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism


2 Performance Courses

2 Design & Technology Courses

1 History & Literature Course

1 Community Engagement Course

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4-Year Plan »



Minor in Theatre Arts

A minor in Theatre Arts provides a diverse foundation in stagecraft, dramaturgy, and performance. The minor allows you the flexibility to combine these skills with a variety of programs.

Minor Requirements  »



Program Faculty Spotlight

Priscilla Meyers

Kevin Ferguson


Playwrighting, Screenwriting, Dramaturgy

Jonathan Doe

MidDay with Tre

and Steven Higginbotham

Enjoy this episode where Tre, our social media coordinator, talks with the Steven Higginbotham, chair for the Theatre Department, shows off the power hat, and more!


Steve Earnest


Acting, History of Theatre

Amanda Green
All Theatre Faculty  »



Popular Certificates and Minors

If you are interested in a more targeted degree in Theatre, check out the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Theatre Arts.

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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Program Contact

Steven Higginbotham 760 (Added 10/18/2022) MCD

Steven Higginbotham
Chair, Theatre

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