3140 Arts Administration – Speech and Theatre

Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Arts Administration — Speech and Theatre

The purpose of this program is to provide a broad-based knowledge of the fine arts and business in order to prepare students for managerial positions in the fine arts areas. This program should allow the student with an interest in the arts to develop widely marketable skills. Please contact the Department of Communication at 404-413-5600 or faculty advisement in the program.

Program Admission

A 2.0 Georgia State University GPA is required in order to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance, 418 Langdale Hall, 404-413-5000. Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies section 3030.30 of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Courses used to fulfill the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses for each B.I.S. program will not count towards the rules of Area G — no more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) from a single discipline — nor of Area H — no more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

B.I.S. with a Concentration in Arts Administration — Speech and Theatre

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Course (15)
    • THEA 2210 Acting I (3)
    • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
    • JOUR 1000 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
    • World language at the 1002 level or higher (3)
  2. Select additional elective courses from the following to complete 18 hours in Area F:
    • AH 1700 Survey of Art I: Western Art from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (3)
    • AH 1750 Survey of Art II: Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present (3)
    • AH 1850 Survey of Art III: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)

Area G: Area of Concentration — Speech and Theatre (27)

No more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)
  2. Required Course to fulfill CTW requirement (3)
    • SCOM 4800 Communication and Diversity-CTW (3) or
    • THEA 4070 Western Theatre History-CTW (3)
  3. Required Courses (6)
    • Choose one: [Spch 3450] Nonverbal Communication (3) or [Spch 3750] Intercultural Communication (3)
    • MUA 3930 Music, Society, and Culture (3)
  4. Select one Art History course at the 4000 level.
  5. Select three additional courses at the 3000/4000 level in Speech and Theatre for which the prerequisite has been met. No more than 12 hours from one discipline.
  6. Students must complete level 1002 of a language.

Area H: Allied Field (21)

No more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

  1. Required Courses (9)
    • JOUR 3500 Introduction to Public Relations Techniques(3)
    • MGS 3400 Managing People in Organizations (3)
    • Choose one: BCOM 3950 Business Communication and Professional Development (3) or SCOM 3060 Communication Law and Regulation (3)
  2. Required Courses (6)
  3. Select two courses (6)
    • ENGL 3130 Business Writing (3)
    • JOUR 3560 Public Relations Writing and Projects (3)
    • SCOM 3210 Business and Professional Communication (3)

Area J: Electives

Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation.

Graduation with Distinction in the Major

This program offers undergraduate students with the opportunity to earn the designation of graduation with distinction in the major. Please contact the program director for the specific criteria for this honor.