The Theatre Curriculum

In addition to a diverse university education curriculum, students majoring in theatre receive a carefully structured sequence of theatre courses including acting and directing, design and production, theatre history, literature, and criticism. 

For a complete list of course requirements for a Theatre major, visit the course catalog.

Division Handbook

The UTC Theatre Division recommends that students familiarize themselves with our Handbook. To view the Handbook in PDF file format, click here.

Division Reading List

The UTC Theatre Division recommends each student read a wide range of plays. To view the reading list, click here.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating in Theatre have several options for careers. Those seeking professional careers in theatre find encouragement and assistance from the department in securing internships with professional companies throughout the country or places in strong graduate programs. Students have been awarded internships at such Tony Award winning institutions as the Goodman and Steppenwolf Theatres in Chicago, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival; at the Williamstown and Berkshire Theatre Festivals in Massachusetts; Wooly Mammoth in Washington, D.C., Actor's Theatre of Louisville, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, and the Heritage Theatre Festival in Virginia. Recent graduates have worked in the film and television industry in Los Angeles; professional theatres in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington; and in graduate schools in theatre and film. Others have opted for non-theatrical careers in law, education, business, and banking.

If You're Interested:

Members of the theatre faculty would be happy to provide you with additional information about the program and to lead you on a brief tour of the facilities. Please feel free to e-mail here or call the office at (423) 425-4374 or to write to the address listed below:

UTC Theatre Division #1401 
323 Fine Arts Building 
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
615 McCallie Avenue 
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Additional University Curriculum

  • General Education

Courses in the humanities and fine arts, science and mathematics, behavioral and social sciences, written and oral communications, and foreign languages is required by the University for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

  • Minor

University departments offer a wide variety of minors. Required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. 

  • Adjunct Evaluations and Expectations Policies

Adjunct faculty can view policies in PDF file format, click here.