There is no audition requirement or portfolio review for acceptance into the BA in Theatre program at UT. The only requirement is acceptance into the University. Once you are accepted, you can declare as a theatre major or minor according to your academic plan. We encourage you to declare your theatre major as soon as possible, to allow you to take full advantage of the Theatre curriculum, and for a strong course of study overall during your time at UT.
There are no progression requirements prior to declaration, but there are two prerequisite courses, Theatre 100 – Introduction to Theatre, and your choice of ENGL 206 Introduction to Shakespeare, ENGL 248 Honors: Introduction to Drama, or ENGL 252 Introduction to Drama. Without one of these, the major cannot be fulfilled. Once you declare a Major in Theatre you will be assigned an academic advisor who is a member of the Theatre Department.
To declare a Major in Theatre, visit the Theatre Department office at 206 McClung tower and inform one of the staff members that you would like to formally declare the Major. You will then be assigned an advisor based on your area of interest. At that point you will no longer be advised at the Arts and Sciences Academic Advising Center; your departmental advisor will be your guide and will provide clearances for registration.
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