Minimum Credit Requirement: 128 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 32 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 2.0 required for conferral*
Core Curriculum Required: Discovery & Writing Program Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement: Yes
All Major, Option and Elective Requirements as indicated.
*Major GPA requirements as indicated.
In the freshman and sophomore years, students should enroll for at least two major and two Discovery courses per semester. The minimum grade requirement for major courses is C- per course. Any grade lower than C- will not count toward the major. Under department policy, students who complete both COMM 401 American Sign Language I and COMM 502 American Sign Language II satisfy the bachelor of arts language proficiency requirement. All majors must take courses in the following areas: performance, design/theatre technology and theory/history as well as fulfill between four and eight practicums and complete a capstone course. Although timing will vary with each option, it is strongly suggested that all introductory courses be taken prior to the end of the student's sophomore year. Students must also complete a digital portfolio that demonstrates fulfillment of student learning outcomes related to their area of study.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Theatre department majors may use one major-required course to satisfy one Discovery category requirement.
All UNH B.A. degrees require a minimum of 128 credit hours.
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|THDA 460||Elements of Design||4|
|THDA 463||Theatre Dance I||4|
|THDA 522||Storytelling, Story Theatre, and Involvement Dramatics||4|
|THDA 583||Introduction to Puppetry||4|
|THDA 589||Practicum (A - D) 1||1|
|THDA 624||Theatre for Young Audiences||4|
|THDA 683||Advanced Puppetry||4|
|THDA 721||Arts Integration||4|
|THDA 727||Methods of Teaching Theatre||4|
|THDA 729||Community Oriented Drama Programs||4|
|THDA 760||Teacher Planning for Theatre||4|
|THDA 799||Capstone Project (must be taken in senior year)||2|
|EDUC 500||Exploring Teaching 2||4|
State Teacher Certification
Youth Drama options often pursue elementary education certification. In order to obtain state licensure, students must apply to either the UNH Department of Education or another university for acceptance into a fifth year masters of education (M.Ed.) degree program, which fulfills state requirements for certification. Students who are accepted into early graduate admission may take up to 12 credits toward the masters degree while finishing their undergraduate degree. For further clarification regarding fifth-year certification options, contact Raina Ames, Paul Creative Arts Center, (603) 862-3044, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5-Year Teacher Licensure M.Ed. Program
The 5-year teacher licensure M.Ed. program includes the same requirements as the B.A. youth drama option but with the following modifications.
- The following requirements are added:
|Code ||Title ||Credits |
|MATH 601||Exploring Mathematics for Teachers I 1||4|
|EDUC 605||Educational Perspectives in Critical Times 1||4|
|EDUC 701/801||Human Development & Learning: Cultural Perspectives 2||4|
|MATH 703||Teaching of Mathematics in Grades K-5 1||4|
|EDUC 703F/803F||Teaching Elementary School Science 2||4|
|EDUC 703M/803M||Teaching Elementary Social Studies 2||4|
|EDUC 706/806||Teaching & Learning Literacy in the Elementary Classroom 2||4|
|EDUC 751A/851A||Inclusive Elementary Education: Literacies and Learning for Diverse Learners 1||4|
|EDUC 808||Literacy Assessment for Elementary Classroom Teachers||4|
|EDUC 809||Supporting Readers in Elementary Classrooms||4|
|EDUC 900A||Internship and Seminar in Teaching||6|
|EDUC 901A||Internship and Seminar in Teaching||6|