Theatre B.F.A. - Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre; Acting Concentration

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 75-77

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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 Core

15

Required Courses

Shop Experience I

First-Year Seminar

Upper-Division Core

6

Theatre History

Advanced Writing

Acting Concentration

54-56

Required Courses

Senior Project

Voice Course

Staging Experience

Production Experience

Lower-Division Enrichment Electives

Upper-Division Enrichment Electives

Total Hours

75-77


Lower-Division Core

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

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

THTR 103

Introd to House Management

1

THTR 106

Theat Prod I: Run Crew

1

THTR 202

Stagecraft I

3

THTR 220

Acting I

3

THTR 235L

Dramatic Literature

3

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Shop Experience I

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

  • Scene Shop

  • Costume Shop

  • Light Shop

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 107A

Theat Prod I: Constr Crew

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

First-Year Seminar

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

1

C&I 194

Freshman Seminar I

DANC 194

Seminar/Workshop

THTR 194

Seminar/ Workshop

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Theatre History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 330H

Theatre History I

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

MUSI 416

Topics in Music History

MUSI 417

Cultural Studies in Music

THTR 331

Theatre History II

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Acting Concentration

Note: Students who intend to pursue the Acting concentration will normally enter the University as pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts students in Theatre with a concentration in Acting. 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 semester.

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 54-56 total credits required.

Required Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

DANC 100A

Introduction to Modern Dance

3

MAR 470

Adv. Acting for Film I

3

THTR 206

Theat Prod II: Run Crew

1

THTR 210

Voice & Speech I

3

THTR 211

Voice & Speech II

3

THTR 221

Acting II

3

THTR 249

Stage Makeup

2

THTR 315

Movement for the Actor I

3

THTR 320

Acting III

3

THTR 321

Contemporary Acting Practice

3

THTR 415

Stage Combat

3

THTR 420

Advanced Acting: Comedy Styles

3

THTR 421

Advanced Acting: Shakespeare

3

THTR 425

Advanced Acting: Devising

3

THTR 484

Adv Acting: Professionl Skills

1

Total Hours

40

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Project

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

THTR 499

Senior Project

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Voice Course

Code

Title

Hours

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

Group Voice Class

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 Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Staging Experience

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

2-3

THTR 370

Stage Management I

THTR 375

Directing I

Total Hours

2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Production Experience

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three credits of the following course:

3

THTR 395

Practicum

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Lower-Division Enrichment Electives

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

2-3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Enrichment Electives

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-