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Degree programs

Theater BA

Gain an understanding and appreciation for acting, directing and playwriting

Designed to provide students with an understanding of and critical appreciation for the basic elements of theater, including acting, directing and playwriting. Learn more…

About Transfer Pathways

Transfer Pathways can help you earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or taking extra courses. Transfer Pathways are designed for you to complete a 60 credit associate’s degree at a Minnesota State college, then transfer to Metropolitan State University and complete the final 60 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Working closely with your academic advisor at both the community college and Metro State will ensure you select the correct courses in the right sequence in order to graduate in a timely manner.

About Metro State

  • Is a fully accredited, comprehensive university, a member of the Minnesota State higher education system, and offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 60 programs.
  • Is unique as over 87% of our students are transfer students who started their academic journey elsewhere.
  • Offers evening, online and hybrid course options, as well as day classes to better fit working and caregiving adult schedules.

Once admitted, contact your Metro State academic advisor early in your program to get the most out of your education, such as completing two majors, adding a minor related to your career goals, or incorporating prerequisites required for graduate school.

Nearing completion of your associate’s degree?

We encourage you to take the next steps today in learning more about what Metropolitan State can offer you and how to enroll, Learn more or visit campus.

Metro State Curriculum

Courses and requirements in addition to eligibility criteria some programs have are found on each program’s page. A grade of C- or higher is required for major courses, including transfer coursework.

A sample plan is provided below for the remaining 60 credits of coursework required at Metro State after completion of the corresponding Transfer Pathway degree. Use your Degree Audit to review and confirm your remaining requirements at Metro State. Part-time options are also available.

Graduation/Degree requirements, course list for General Education, Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS), and Racial Issue Graduation Requirements (RIGR) are available to view on the Academic and graduation requirements page.

Notes: Recommend to select MnTC courses to satisfy two goal areas if needed

Upper Division Liberal Studies (LS) = 8 upper-division credits required

Racial Issue Graduation Requirement (RIGR)= 3 credits required

Theater BA full-time sample plan

Semester 1: 15 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
THEA 345 Acting III 4
THEA 321 Directed Readings (online) 4
THEA 400 Playwriting 4
  Elective 3

Semester 2: 14 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
THEA 390 Evolution of Western Theater 4
THEA 351 Production/Performance Lab 2
  Theater Elective** 4
  Elective 4

Semester 3: 16 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
THEA 540 Directing & Creating 4
THEA 441 Careers Portfolio 1
  Theater Elective/Independent Study 4
  Electives 7

Semester 4: 15 credits

Course No. Course Name Credits
THEA XXX Theater Capstone or Internship 4
  Theater elective 4
  Electives 7

*The Live Theater Experience and Advanced Acting are offered Spring Semesters.

**Electives include Voice, Playwriting II, and Advanced Acting. Classes may be taken twice for credit with instructor approval.

Note: Students must satisfy the Liberal Studies (LS; 8 upper-division credits) and the Racial Issues Graduation Requirement (RIGR) when planning their schedules.

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