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BA in Theatre/English

The Theatre/English program is administered jointly by the Department of English and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Total credits required to complete major: 49

Theatre requirements - 25 credits

Requirement Credits
THEA 129 Stagecraft 1
THEA 130 Introduction to Technical Theatre 3
THEA 140 Play Analysis for the Theatre 3
THEA 202 History of Theatre to the 17th Century 3
THEA 203 History of the Theatre Since the 17th Century 3
THEA 204 Asian Theatre 3
THEA 221 Acting I 3
THEA 222 Directing I 3
THEA 305 Theatre Topics OR THEA 390 Theatre Seminar 3

English requirements - 24 credits

Requirement Credits
ENGL 203 Reader and Text: (Subtitle)
ENGL 203 Reader and Text: (Subtitle) is the prerequisite for English courses at the 300 and 400 levels.
One course in British or American drama (from ENGL 290, ENGL 387, ENGL 486,or appropriate subtitles of other ENGL courses) 4
ENGL 454 Shakespeare (or other ENGL course with Shakespeare subtitle) 4
ENGL 386 Western Drama 1870-1945 4
ENGL 385 Contemporary Drama 4
ENGL elective in dramatic literature or creative writing 4


  • 16 hours of English must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.
  • The THEA/ENGL major does not fulfill the requirements for New York State Provisional teaching certification in English. An additional 6 hours of English electives must be completed by those seeking certification. Certification in Theatre is a K-12 certification not currently offered at Geneseo; students can obtain secondary certification in Theatre with 30 hours of coursework.