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Requirements for the Major

theatre department - college of arts and sciences

To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Boston College a student must complete: a) six required foundation courses; b) a minimum of six elective courses; and c) a minimum of six production labs.


The Foundation

These three-credit courses in theater study and theater practice provide a solid general education and establish the basis for advanced work. Ideally, a student will complete them by the end of their sophomore year. The six foundation courses are:

CT 062 Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process. CT 062 is offered only in the fall. Students unable to register for this class may substitute CT 060 Introduction to Theatre.

CT 101 Acting I

CT 140 Elements of Theater Production I (Spring only)

CT 141 Elements of Theater Production II (Fall only, Pre-Requisite CT 140)

CT 275 and CT 276 History of Theater I and II



Students must also complete six courses designed to provide more specialized information and experience. Two courses must be chosen from the upper level Performance and Production category. These courses are numbered CT 300 to CT 359 and CT 400 to CT 459. Two other courses must be selected from the upper level Literature, Criticism, and History category. These courses are numbered CT 360 to CT 379 and CT 460 to CT 479. The remaining two courses are General Electives that students may select based on their interests and needs.


Production Labs

Labs involve direct work on Theatre Department productions as a member of a preparation crew or a running crew. Majors will complete a total of six labs. Most labs are worth one credit, some earn two credits.