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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Department of Theatre Arts & Dance

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Center for Performing Arts (CPA) 130, (501) 569-3291, (501) 569-8355 (fax), ualr.edu/theatre

Chairperson: Hicks, M. Yslan,
Associate Professor
Associate Professors: Pendergraft, Stacy M.
Thibeault, Stephanie K.
Stone, Stephen K.
Assistant Professors: Brown, Robin Neveu (visiting)
Smith, Lawrence D.
Instructor Heavner, Michael
Research Associate: Dowling, Laura K.
Research Assistants: Bolinger, Donald
Stafford, Joseph
Coordinator for Performing Arts: Gaines, Kamika

The UA Little Rock Department of Theatre Arts and Dance provides a safe and rigorous environment in which to take risks, broaden imagination, and discover one’s voice. Our curriculum links the best practices of the classroom to the laboratory of production, engaging with ideas through theory and application. Grounded in knowledge and skills, critically aware of the present, and creatively inspired, Theatre and Dance students are challenged to make meaningful contributions to their world.

Academic Advising

All majors and minors in the theatre and dance concentrations are required to meet with the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center (TAASC) for initial assessment and academic advising. The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance maintains close contact with the TAASC during the student’s first 45 course hours, after which the student is advised in the major department.

Major in Theatre Arts

All majors in the BA in Theatre Arts must complete the Core Requirements (35 hours). Students must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.6 in the three gateway courses (THEA 1201 , THEA 2352  and THEA 2360 ). Students may declare the major anytime before completing the three gateway classes; however, they must attain the required GPA to finalize their acceptance. The major also requires a total of four credit hours of stage production experience at the rate of one credit hour per semester. This requirement may be met by stage production courses (THEA 3160 , THEA 3161 , THEA 4161  or THEA 4162 ) In addition, all theatre arts majors must complete one three-credit-hour Senior Project from the following courses: THEA 4362 , THEA 4369 , or THEA 4370 .

Students admitted to the major must complete six credit hours of approved Multicultural Studies, i.e. the study of a culture or cultures with a linguistic base other than English. This track may also be fulfilled with language study including SPAN, FREN, CHIN, and INTR. All participants in theatre arts programs are expected to follow rules and regulations specified in department procedural guidelines.


    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Fine ArtsMinor

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