Before you enroll in courses abroad, be sure to consult with a faculty advisor  in the Theatre Arts Department and/or a Study Abroad Advisor  to discuss which of your academic requirements can be taken abroad for credit. You’ll also need to complete a Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (available in the Study Abroad Office) and return it to your Study Abroad Advisor prior to your departure.
Theatre Arts Major Courses
Theatre Arts students are given the opportunity to choose an emphasis area  for their major: acting, directing, design, dramaturgy, etc. Whatever your area of study, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fulfill your major requirements  while abroad. Just be sure to consult with a faculty advisor before your departure to discuss which overseas courses will transfer for UI credit. (Often, you’ll need to get the approval of the instructor who teaches the UI equivalent of the course you want to enroll in overseas.)
Certain Theatre Arts major requirements cannot be fulfilled while abroad:
With the exception of Acting I and one semester hour of Production Lab , all acting and production courses need to be taken at the U of I. Students who take the equivalent of Acting I overseas will need to audition before enrolling in Acting II at the U of I.
One History of Theatre & Drama course (THTR 2410 or 2411) can be substituted for an equivalent abroad. Overseas courses substituted for a History of Theatre & Drama course will be reviewed for equivalency upon your return. (Bring your syllabus and transcript from the overseas course to the instructor of the UI equivalent course for approval.) One History of Theatre & Drama course must be taken at the U of I.
Your senior seminar must be taken at the U of I.
For more information about fulfilling Theatre Arts major requirements abroad, contact a faculty advisor and/or the Director of Undergraduate Studies  in the Theatre Arts Department.
You may be able to receive Theatre Arts Honors credit for courses taken abroad. For more information, consult with the Theatre Arts Honors Advisor, Meredith Alexander . Once you know which overseas course you want to substitute for a Theatre Arts Honors course, you’ll need to get the approval of the Theatre Arts Honors Advisor and the UI course’s instructor.
Also keep in mind that if you are pursuing University Honors, it’s possible to earn an Honors Commendation  for 12 hours of Honors coursework taken abroad.
Candidates for the Performing Arts Entrepreneurship Certificate  are encouraged to take business courses while abroad. (Check out the Business Major Advising Page  for ideas.) Up to two Performing Arts Entrepreneurship course requirements can be fulfilled overseas. For more information, consult with David McGraw  in the Theatre Arts Department.
Theatre Arts Minor Courses
Theatre Arts minors may be able to receive minor credit abroad. Just be sure to get the approval of the instructor who teaches the UI equivalent of the course you want to enroll in overseas. Consult the Theatre Arts Department’s webpage  for a list of courses that count toward the minor.
General Education Courses
Theatre Arts majors are encouraged to fulfill general education requirements  abroad, especially those who are in their first or second year at the U of I. The world languages requirement , in particular, lends itself to study abroad. Information about pre-approved overseas language programs is available here .
Many general education courses can be taken abroad, just be sure to consult with Academic Advising  and/or a Study Abroad Advisor to discuss which courses will transfer upon your return. Contact the Study Abroad Office  for a list of general education requirements pre-approved for study abroad.