Theatre B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre

College of Visual & Performing Arts

Degree Specific Credits: 77-78

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

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

Lower-Division Core15
Required Courses
Shop Experience I
Upper-Division Core9
Advising Tracks53-54
Acting Track
Design & Technology Track
Total Hours77-78

Lower-Division Core

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 15 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 103Introd to House Management1
THTR 106Theat 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

Note: Students may select one of the following shop sections:

  • Scene Shop  
  • Costume Shop  
  • Light Shop  
Complete the following course:
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 330HTheatre History I3
THTR 331YTheatre History II3
THTR 375Directing I3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Acting Track

Notes: 

  • 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.
  • 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.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 53 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 210Voice & Speech I3
THTR 211Voice & Speech II3
THTR 221Acting II3
THTR 249Stage Makeup2
THTR 294Seminar1
THTR 315Physical Performance Skills I3
THTR 316Physical Performance Skills II3
THTR 320Acting III3
THTR 321Acting IV3
THTR 420Acting V3
THTR 421Acting VI3
THTR 425Acting VII3
THTR 481Adv Acting: Persnl Performance3
THTR 484Adv Acting: Professionl Skills1
Total Hours37

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Note: This course must be taken during student's final semester.

Complete the following course:
THTR 499Senior Project1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Voice Course

Complete three credits from the following courses:3
Voice and Speech III
Voice and Speech IV: Poetic Language
Performance Study
Opera Theatre I
Singing for Non-Majors
Choir
Chamber Ensembles I
Applied Study I
Applied Study II
Opera Theatre II
Chmbr Ens III: UM
Applied Study III
Applied Study IV
Modern and Classical language
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Movement Course

Complete three credits from the following courses:3
Physical Performnce Skills III
Physical Performance Skills IV
Introduction to Modern Dance
Dance Forms
Introduction to Ballet
Introduction to Jazz Dance
Dance Forms: Irish
Dance Forms: African
Contemporary Modern II
Improvisation
Ballet II
Jazz Dance II
Creative Practice I
Contemporary Modern III
Contact Improvisation
Ballet III
Jazz III
Total Hours3

 Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Production Course

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

Complete three credits of the following course:3
Practicum
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Performance Electives

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

Complete 6 credits in the following areas:6
Dance (DANC)
Media Arts (MAR or MART)
Music (MUSI, MUSE, or MUST)
Theatre (THTR)
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


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.

  • 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.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories.  54 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
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-

Shop Experiences

Complete the following courses:
Shop Experience II and III - Complete 2 of the following: Scene Shop, Costume Shop, or Light Shop
THTR 107ATheat Prod I: Constr Crew6
Shop Experience IV - Select shop in primary area of emphasis after completing Shop Experiences I-III.
THTR 307Production Construction I3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Drafting Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3
Flat Pattern Des & Drafting
Computer Aid Draft & Appl
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Junior Project

Complete one of the following courses:2
Production Team I
Production Design I
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Complete one of the following courses:3
Production Team II
Production Design II
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Design & Technology Electives

Notes: 

  • Courses should be selected based on primary and secondary areas of interest in consultation with an advisor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits must be upper-division.
Complete 26 elective credits in consultation with an advisor. 12 credits must be upper-division.26
Total Hours26

Minimum Required Grade: C-