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Department of Theatre Requirements

View the Department of Theatre Course Catalog

Requirements for the Major

Applicants are admitted to the program on the basis of academic acceptance by the University and an audition or portfolio presentation and an interview. The BA in theatre requires completion of 124 credit hours. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, the student takes courses in the analysis, history, technique, and production of theatre. The BS in Arts Administration—Theatre requires completion of 128 credit hours including business, administration, and theatre courses. For detailed degree requirements, see

Requirements for the Minor

The minor in theatre requires 24 credit hours in theatre, 11 of which are stipulated, with the remaining hours selected from a list of theatre courses. No audition is required.

Additional Information

Alpha Psi Omega, Omicron Cast is the Butler chapter of the National Theatre Honorary Dramatic Society.

Auditions for mainstage productions are limited to majors. Any Butler student may audition for student-directed productions.

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.