Theatre B.F.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 75-77

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in the Acting or Design & Technology tracks will normally enter the University as Bachelor of Arts students in Theatre. Students who intend to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Musical Theatre Performance will normally enter the University as probationary Bachelor of Fine Arts students in Theatre; their status will be reevaluated at the mid-program audition at the end of their third semester.

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
First-Year Seminar
Upper-Division Core6
Theatre History
Advanced Writing
Advising Tracks54-56
Acting Track
Design & Technology Track
Total Hours75-77

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 220Acting I3
THTR 235LDramatic Literature3
Total Hours11

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-

First-Year Seminar

Complete one of the following courses:1
C&I 194
Freshman Seminar I
DANC 194
Seminar/Workshop
THTR 194
Seminar/ Workshop
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Theatre History

Complete the following course:
THTR 330HTheatre History I3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing

Complete one of the following courses:3
MUSI 416
Topics in Music History
MUSI 417
Cultural Studies in Music
THTR 331Y
Theatre History II
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Acting Track

Notes:

  • Students who intend to pursue the acting track 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. Admission is granted by audition in the second year at the end of the third or fourth semester.
  • 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. 54-56 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
DANC 100AIntroduction to Modern Dance3
MAR 470Adv. Acting for Film I3
THTR 206Theat Prod II: Run Crew1
THTR 210Voice & Speech I3
THTR 211Voice & Speech II3
THTR 221Acting II3
THTR 249Stage Makeup2
THTR 315Physical Performance Skills I3
THTR 320Acting III3
THTR 321Contemporary Acting Practice3
THTR 415Stage Combat3
THTR 420Advanced Acting: Comedy Styles3
THTR 421Advanced Acting: Shakespeare3
THTR 425Acting VII3
THTR 484Adv Acting: Professionl Skills1
Total Hours40

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
THTR 310
Voice and Speech III
THTR 311
Voice and Speech IV: Poetic Language
MUSI 102A
Performance Study
MUSI 110A
Opera Theatre I
MUSI 111A
Singing for Non-Majors
MUSI 112A
Choir
MUSI 162A
Chamber Ensembles I
MUSI 195
Applied Study I
MUSI 295
Applied Study II
MUSI 310
Opera Theatre II
MUSI 362
Chmbr Ens III: UM
MUSI 395
Applied Study III
MUSI 495
Applied Study IV
Modern and Classical Language
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Staging Experience

Complete one of the following courses:2-3
THTR 370
Stage Management I
THTR 375
Directing I
Total Hours2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Experience

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

Complete three credits of the following course:3
THTR 395
Practicum
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Lower-Division Enrichment Electives

Complete one of the following courses:2-3
DANC 220
Creative Practice I
MART 112A
Introduction to Film Editing
THTR 102A
Introduction to Theatre Design
THTR 207
Theat Prod II: Constr Crew
THTR 245
Int Costume Construction
THTR 264
Master Electrician
Total Hours2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Enrichment Electives

Complete 3 credits in the following areas:3
Art (ARTZ)
Art History (ARTH)
Creative Writing (CRWR)
Dance (DANC)
Global Leadership (GBLD)
Honors (HONR)
Literature (LIT)
Media Arts (MAR or MART)
Music (MUSI, MUSE, or MUST)
Theatre (THTR)
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Design & Technology Track

Notes:

  • Students who intend to pursue the design & technology track 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 in Theatre in the design & technology track must:
  • Complete a one-year residency at the UM-Missoula campus which includes a minimum of 12 credits in design & technology.
  • Attain a cumulative 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in design & technology coursework.
  • Present a theatre resume and portfolio consisting of class and production work.
  • 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. 55 total credits required.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
THTR 102AIntroduction to Theatre Design3
THTR 155Drawing Fundamntls for Theatre3
THTR 206Theat Prod II: Run Crew1
THTR 255Drafting for Theatre I3
THTR 370Stage Management I2
Total Hours12

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Junior Project

Complete one of the following courses:2
THTR 308
Production Team I
THTR 309
Production Design I
Total Hours2

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

Complete one of the following courses:3
THTR 408
Production Team II
THTR 409
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-