Exploring the Major — Students interested in this major should enroll in THR 105, THR 124 and/or Practicum experience in one of the Berea College Theatre's productions as early as possible.

Admission to the Major — Students applying to the major must complete THR 105 and THR 124 with a grade of C or higher.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms) — Satisfactorily complete THR 105 and THR 124 prior to entering the first term of sophomore year; the senior practicum must be taken during the senior year.  

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major — Students must earn a grade of C or higher in THR 105 and THR 124. Once accepted into the major, students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the major in order to be eligible to participate in Theatre productions as actors or members of the production team (directors, designers, dramaturges, stage managers). Students who are participating in order to fulfill course laboratory requirements or labor assignments are exempt from this standard, and other opportunities will be available to insure that students whose academic standings are below the minimum may still work in theatre productions in a limited way. Majors are strongly encouraged to audition for all Theatre productions and/or apply for production assignments, in that this demonstrates a commitment to the work of the major and curriculum. 

Other Considerations or Recommendations — Majors must satisfy departmental standards for effective oral and written communication.