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2019-2020 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Education, B.A.

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New students may not elect this program at this time.

All courses must be passed with a grade of 2.0 or higher to count towards the major. All majors must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Students of SUNY Potsdam’s undergraduate certificate in Theatre Education will graduate fully prepared to enter communities-whatever their composition-and teach theatre, integrate the art form into other disciplines and pursue advanced studies in the field. Students will graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that make one a well-educated citizen, a reflective practitioner and a principled educator.

Graduates of the program will be experienced in all facets of theatre-from the technical elements, to performance and directing, management and design. Furthermore, students will have exposure to the philosophies and practical application of drama and theatre in the classroom as well as in communities. These experiences, alongside the solid liberal arts education students receive at SUNY Potsdam, allow graduates to emerge from the program as well rounded individuals ready to seek employment in a variety of settings. Their course work in education and the pedagogy of theatre teaching will expose them to the ethical and professional responsibilities of teachers.

SUNY Potsdam supports the development of the community-minded theatre artist in its strong commitment to a liberal arts education. All graduates must have a minimum of 38 credit hours (not including modern language requirements) in general education.

Program Requirements

Performance Requirement: 3 Credits

Cognate Requirements: 8 Credits


  • Graduation Requirement: All theatre majors complete a project in the senior year with the approval of faculty adviser and department. In the case of Theatre Education majors, student teaching (EDUC 419  and SECD 457 ) fulfills this requirement.
  • Some courses have required Prerequisites.

Total Credit Hours Required: 66-70 Plus 8 Credits of Cognates

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