Theatre B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

College of Visual & Perf Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 78

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

Summary

BFA Theatre Major LD Core15
Required Courses
Shop Experience I
BFA Theatre Major UD Core9
Total Hours24

BFA Theatre Major LD Core

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

15 Total Credits Required

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

THTR 103Introd to House Management1
THTR 106ATheat Prod I: Run Crew1
THTR 202Stagecraft I3
THTR 206Theat Prod II: Run Crew1
THTR 220AActing I3
THTR 235LDramatic Literature3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

Rule: Select 1 of 6 different sections.

Note:

  • Section 01: Scene Shop on MW;
  • Section 02: Costume Shop on MW;
  • Section 03: Light Shop on MW;
  • Section 04: Scene Shop on TR;
  • Section 05: Costume Shop on TR;
  • Section 06: Light Shop on TR.
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Theatre Major UD Core

Rule: All courses are required.

Note: 9 Total Credits Required.

THTR 330HTheatre History I3
THTR 331YTheatre History II3
THTR 375Directing I3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Acting Track

Note: Students who intend to pursue the acting specialization will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre. They should then declare intent to pursue the BFA degree no later than the beginning of the second year of a four-year program. A student may elect a special concentration in directing, music theatre, or another discipline in addition to the BFA core and area-specialization requirements. The program is designed in consultation with the student's advisor and must be approved by the faculty. The special concentration may require five years to complete.

BFA Acting Requirements

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories. 54 Total Credits Required.

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

THTR 210Voice & Speech I3
THTR 211Voice & Speech II3
THTR 221Acting II3
THTR 249Stage Makeup2
THTR 310Voice and Speech III3
THTR 315Physical Performance Skills I3
THTR 316Physical Performance Skills II3
THTR 320Acting III3
THTR 321Acting IV3
THTR 415Physical Performnce Skills III3
THTR 420Acting V3
THTR 421Acting VI3
THTR 425Acting VII3
THTR 481Adv Acting: Persnl Performance3
THTR 484Adv Acting: Professionl Skills3
Total Hours44

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Rule: Must be taken during student's final semester.

THTR 499Senior Project (take during final semester)1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Acting Production Courses

Rule: Registration based on casting for Theatre & Dance productions.

Must be taken for a total of 3 credits3
Practicum
Practicum
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

BFA Acting Performance Electives

Rule: Minimum of 6 credits required.

Note: Dance, Media Arts, and/or Music courses may count toward these required electives with approval from advisor.

Minimum Required Grade: C-

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.


Design & Technology Track

Note: Students who intend to pursue the design & technology specialization will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre. They should then declare intent to pursue the BFA degree no later than the beginning of the second year of a four-year program. Students wishing to pursue a BFA with a specialization in design & technology must:

  1. Complete a one-year residency at the UM-Missoula campus which includes a minimum of 12 credits in design & technology.
  2. Attain a cumulative 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in design & technology coursework.
  3. Present a theatre resume and portfolio consisting of class and production work.
  4. Prepare a written statement explaining their educational and professional goals.

BFA Design & Technology Requirements

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

54 Total Credits Required.

Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

THTR 102AIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THTR 155Drawing Fundamntls for Theatre3
THTR 255Drafting for Theatre I3
THTR 370Stage Management I2
Total Hours11

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Design & Technology Shop Experiences

Rule: Must complete the following subcategories.

9 Total Credits Required

Shop Experience II

Rule: Select 1 of 6 different sections from shops not already taken.

Note:

  • Section 01: Scene Shop on MW;
  • Section 02: Costume Shop on MW;
  • Section 03: Light Shop on MW;
  • Section 04: Scene Shop on TR;
  • Section 05: Costume Shop on TR;
  • Section 06: Light Shop on TR.
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience III

Rule: Select 1 of 6 different sections from shops not already taken.

Note:

  • Section 01: Scene Shop on MW;
  • Section 02: Costume Shop on MW;
  • Section 03: Light Shop on MW;
  • Section 04: Scene Shop on TR;
  • Section 05: Costume Shop on TR;
  • Section 06: Light Shop on TR.
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience IV

Rule: Select shop in primary area of emphasis after completing Shop Experiences I-III.

THTR 307Production Construction I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Design & Technology UD Drafting Requirement

Rule: Select 1 of the 2 options based on primary area of emphasis.

THTR 345Flat Pattern Des & Drafting3
or THTR 355 Computer Aid Draft & Appl
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Design & Technology Junior Project

Rule: Select 1 of the 2 options based on production assignment as determined by Design & Technology faculty/staff.

THTR 308Production Team I2
or THTR 309 Production Design I
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Design & Technology Senior Project

Rule: Select 1 of the 2 options based on production assignment as determined by Design & Technology faculty/staff.

THTR 408Production Team II3
or THTR 409 Production Design II
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


BFA Design & Technology Electives

Rule: Select courses based on primary and secondary areas of interest; minimum of 12 credits must be UD.

26 Total Credits Required

Minimum Required Grade: C-

This is an advising track only and not an official program as recognized by the University of Montana (UM) or the Montana University System. This information will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication. You do not fill out a major change for a track.