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Threepenny Opera

Theatre Majors & Minors


The Butler program offers a choice of two theatre degrees:

For a description of the courses, visit the Course Catalog.

The program of study in theatre combines stage experience with core studies in: acting, directing, voice, movement, playwriting; scenic, lighting and costume design; stagecraft and make-up; theatre history, play analysis and critical theory.

The program of study in arts administration is designed to provide students with a cohesive preparation for professional work in the management of arts organizations, particularly in areas relating to the administration of theatre. Through balanced study in theatre, business (accounting, economics, marketing, etc.), and communications (public relations, advertising, information management, etc.), students gain a broad spectrum of skills in a collaborative environment.

Both programs are structured to enable students to pursue a secondary major or minor of their choice.

Examples of Secondary Major Options paired with the B.A. in Theatre


Required courses for a minor in Theatre


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.