BA Emphasis in Youth Theatre

The BA Emphasis in Youth Theatre is aimed students interested in working as teachers or teaching artists in classrooms and communities. Coursework includes an overview of the field of Theatre for Young audiences as well as learning how to integrate theatre arts into multiple subject areas. Students acquire skills in curriculum design and leading theatre activities.

Review the Undergraduate Degree Learning Outcomes

How to Apply

Cal State Apply window: October 1- November 30

To apply for undergraduate admission to SDSU, you need to apply online at CalState Apply.

At the time of the application, you can select your Pre-Major as “Theatre – Youth Theatre (662527).”

For deadlines for the upcoming term(s), please refer to the university’s Office of Admissions How and When to Apply page.

The Theatre major is designated as an Impacted program. Students first declare as Theatre pre-majors. To be considered for advancement into the Youth Theatre emphasis students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete THEA 100, 120, 130, and TFM 160 with a grade of C or higher
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.4 or higher

For more information contact the Theatre Advisor:

Dr. Katie (Laura) Turner
619-594-4936
laura.turner@sdsu.edu
DA 204

Curriculum


PREPARATION for the Major: Lower Division Requirements

- TFM 160 - Cinema as Art, 3 units
- THEA 100 - The Art of Theatre, 3 units
- THEA 111 - Voice and Movement, 3 units
- THEA 120 - Heritage of Storytelling, 3 units
- THEA 130 - Acting I, 3 units
- THEA 240 - Theatre Design and Technology I, 3 units

MAJOR: Upper Division Requirements

- THEA 310 - Creative Drama, 3 units
- THEA 315 - Theatre for Young Audiences , 3 units
- THEA 325 - Script Analysis , 3 units
- TFM 359 - Directing I, 3 units
- THEA 446A - Practicum in Performance (Running Crew-Sets, Lights), 2 units
- THEA 446B - Practicum in Performance (Running Crew-Costumes), 2 units
- THEA 460 A or B - History of Theatre, 3 units
- THEA 510 - Creative Drama and Language Arts, 3 units
- THEA 580 - Theatre in the Classroom, 3 units

ELECTIVE AREA

Three units (3) to be selected from among the following:

- THEA 329B - Practicum in Theatre for Young Audiences , 1 units
- THEA 335 - Stage Management-Theory , 3 units
- THEA 336 - Stage Management-Practicum , 3 units
- THEA 440 - Scene Design I , 3 units
- THEA 447 - Lighting Design I , 3 units
- THEA 452 - Costume Design I, 3 units
- THEA 459 - Directing II, 3 units
- THEA 470 - Facility Operations and Management for Theatre, 3 units
- THEA 476 - Event Coordination & the Entertainment Industry, 3 units

This checklist does not address your General Education requirements.

This major does not require a minor.

For additional curriculum details, please consult the following:
Undergraduate Catalog
Graduate Bulletin

For more information, contact the Academic Advisor:

Dr. Katie (Laura) Turner
619-594-4936
laura.turner@sdsu.edu
DA 204