This is an unofficial description for this program. For official information check the Academic Catalog.
In addition to developing a foundation in theatre – its history and the process of creating -- this specialization focuses on training the voice, body, and inner life of the actors so they may live authentically within the imaginary world. Understanding human behavior, relating to the given circumstances, specifying actionable objectives, and justifying motivations are some of the core principles addressed in this specialization.
A minor is not required with this major.
The B.F.A. consists of Theatre Core Courses, Performance Core Courses, and Directed Electives
Requirements: (60 credits)
All students choosing to pursue the BFA in Theatre must audition/interview for the Department of Theatre to enroll. The audition/interview process is an opportunity to demonstrate an adequate proficiency to craft. For more details about interviews/auditions, please see the Theatre Department website.
If a student chooses to pursue the BFA in Theatre and has not yet successfully competed the audition/interview, their degree program will be listed as pre-BFA Theatre.
Theatre Core (27 credits):
and 3 credits of:
As part of the core, B.F.A. students will take TH 115 for a total of 3 credits.
TH 115 can be worth 1 or 2 credits, depending on the production role. Whenever possible, students will be assigned to different production roles to gain a well-rounded experience. For example, a student may be assigned to help paint scenery one semester and assist with lighting in another. With each play production, students will learn and refine new skills related to theatre production.
Performance Core (21 credits):
TH 488 (Thesis Project in Acting or Directing) will be taken in a single semester for 3 credits.
Directed Electives (12 credits) including but not limited to the following:
Total Credit Hours: 60