Theatre Major, Acting Concentration (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Acting provides rigorous training with an intensive focus in acting to prepare students to work in theatre, film and television. Acting majors develop exceptional performance skills through a combination of intense classroom work and production opportunities. The program is based in the Department of Theatre & Dance. For further information, go to: BFA Acting (note: All Theatre & Dance majors must pass yearly juries/portfolio reviews and faculty evaluation for continuation in the programs.)

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements22
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-9
Major Requirements80
Free Electives15-9
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Acting Requirements
Acting/Voice/Speech/Movement
Acting
THTR 115Acting I - BFA3
THTR 130Acting II - BFA3
THTR 222Acting III - B.F.A.: Scene Study I3
THTR 223Acting IV - B.F.A.: Scene Study II3
THTR 322Acting V - B.F.A.: Classical Acting I3
THTR 323Acting VI - B.F.A.: Classical Acting II3
THTR 324Acting VII - B.F.A. Advanced Scene Study3
Voice
THTR 125Voice and Speech I3
THTR 225Voice and Speech II3
THTR 325Voice and Speech III3
Speech
THTR 326Voice and Speech IV3
THTR 327Voice and Speech V3
THTR 328Voice and Speech VI3
Movement
THTR 120Movement for the Actor I3
THTR 220Movement for the Actor II3
THTR 320Movement for the Actor III3
THTR 321Movement for the Actor IV3
THTR 331Movement for the Actor V3
THTR 332Movement for the Actor VI3
Performance and Production
Production
THTR 200Production Stagecraft1
THTR 201Production Operations1
THTR 202Production Costumes1
THTR 330Play Direction I3
Performance
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Performance Production I
Performance: Production II
Performance: Production III
Supportive Theatre Courses
THTR 139Stage Make-Up1
THTR 150Introduction to Technical Theatre1
THTR 208Drama in Text3
THTR 210Theatre History: Early World3
THTR 211Theater History: Modern World3
Major Electives
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Introduction to the Theatrical Medium
Singing for the Actor I
Singing for the Actor II
Musical Theatre I
Musical Theatre II
Stage Dialects
Stage Technique: Combat
Playwriting I
Senior Showcase for Actors
Play Direction II
Shakespeare Workshop
Dramatic Workshop
Theatre Cooperative Education Experience
Total Credits80

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
Total Credits22

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits10