Honors Program in Theatre

Purpose

The Theatre Honors Program is designed for outstanding students majoring in Theatre. Through mentored work on an individually developed creative project or research topic, students will develop skills in preparation for graduate school or a professional career.

Eligibility

Acceptance into the Theatre Honors Program requires the student to:

  • Be a Theatre major.
  • Have earned a 3.5 GPA in Theatre courses attempted.
  • Have earned a 3.0 GPA overall.
  • Have completed:
    RequirementsHours
    THR 124 Theatre Technology: Scenery and Lighting 3
    THR 125 Theatre Technology: Costumes and Makeup 3
    THR 154 Beginning Acting 3
    THR 210 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3
    THR 235 Analysis of Dramatic Literature 3
  • Have completed 60 hours toward the BA degree.
  • Have completed at least two UAB Theatre production practicum.

Requirements

  • Completion of required courses for the Theatre major.
  • Arrangement with a faculty mentor for a creative or research project.
  • Submission of a formal project proposal to the faculty mentor and the Honor’s committee.
  • Registration for 3 credit hours of THR 496 Honors Project.
  • Public presentation of the honors project.
  • Acceptance of the completed project by the faculty mentor and the Honor’s committee.
  • Submission of an archival copy of the project to the Theatre Department.

Benefits

In addition to the educational benefits of working on a mentored, individually designed project, honors majors receive a certificate at the Spring UAB Honors Convocation and will graduate "With Honors in Theatre."

Contact

For more information and/or admission to the Theatre Honors Program, please contact:

Kelly Allison, Chair
Department of Theatre
ASC 255
(205) 934-8676
kallison@uab.edu