Formal continuation as a candidate for the B.A. degree will require successful completion of the theatre studies competency examination along with a review of the student’s academic and creative work. The examination and review must be completed by the end of the fourth semester for NIU students. In the case of transfer students, the examination and review must be completed by the end of the second semester at NIU. Students are required to maintain a minimum overall 2.00 GPA; maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in all theatre courses; successfully pass a portfolio review of work achieved in theatre, and complete either THEA 492, Senior Research Project, or THEA 495, Internship in Theatre Arts, to reflect academic and artistic excellence, prior to graduation.
Students pursuing the Major in Theatre Studies (B.A.) must complete one semester of THEA 395B, Theatre Management and Public Relations and two semesters of THEA 395C, Design/Technology/Stage Management as part of the four semester hours of THEA 395 required to complete the Theatre Arts core.