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The General Theatre Concentration offers students with a wide range of interests an opportunity to explore theatre in all its many forms and aspects. Our General Theatre majors tend to be students who want to explore and understand theatre but do not intend to specialize as performers, designers, or technicians. Many of our General Theatre majors go on to be teachers, scholars, and writers for stage and screen.

Why Choose General Theatre?

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Diverse Opportunities and Talented Faculty

As a General Theatre major, you have access to our multiple-award-winning faculty in all their diversity and depth of knowledge, combined with the opportunities to participate in any aspect of theatre to which you find yourself attracted.

Explore the Theatre Profession

Your years of college should be a time for personal growth and for gaining deeper understanding of your own interests and sensibilities. Through the General Theatre Concentration, anyone interested in any aspect of the theatre can deepen their understanding -- and perhaps determine the course of all their future study and work.

Script Reading and Script Writing

The General Theatre Concentration emphasizes the study of theatre arts through experience but also through the written word. Our General Theatre majors read a lot, and often find this leads them to creating new written works themselves -- including plays and screenplays.

Earn a Teaching Certificate

Theatre/Speech is an approved area of concentration for the Nā€“12 certificate in the School of Education and Human Sciences.


A complete list of courses and requirements is available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Ready to Apply?

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Concentration in General Theatre consists of an application to UAB. All the information you need to apply can be found on UAB's Undergraduate Admissions Hub.

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