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BFA: Specialist in Performance

Performance Concentration

This specialization is designed for students who want to pursue careers as actors in professional theatres and for those who want to prepare for application to MFA programs in graduate schools. Students work closely with the theatre performance faculty, who act as mentors. Performance students are required to audition each semester for each main stage production. This track is selective and competitive; students’ work and competencies are reviewed each semester.

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE

Visual and Performing Arts

Theatre Concentration: Specialist in Performance

A.    General Education Core Requirements – 38 credits

B.    Additional Degree Requirements – 6 credits

(Humanities – (3 credits) not in the discipline of the major Foreign Language – Social Science (3 credits) students must take one of the following courses: 3 credits at the 202 or above level in a foreign language or HIST 200, 320, 325, 336, 354, 359, 360; GEOG 241, 352: POSC 314, 336, 337, 375, 395, 469.)

C.    Major Requirements – 65 credits

Theatre Core – 38 credits

THEA 113 – Acting I – 3 credits
THEA 225 –  Elements of Design – 3 credits
THEA 230 – Theatre Aesthetics – 3 credits
THEA 240 – Technical Theatre – 3 credits
THEA 320 – Directing – 3 credits
THEA 330 – Theatre History I – 3 credits
THEA 331 – Theatre History II – 3 credits
ENGL 365 – Shakespeare – 3 credits
THEA 430 – Modern Drama – 3 credits
THEA 431 – American Drama – 3 credits
THEA 461 – Senior Seminar – 3 credits
THEA 492 – Internship – 2 credits (one additional credit of THEA 492 satisfies General     Education Goal 14)
THEA – Upper Division Theatre elective – 3 credits

Additional Major Requirements – 27 credits

THEA 214 – Stage Makeup for the Actor – 3 credits
THEA 215 – Voice and Movement I – 3 credits
THEA 315 – Voice and Movement II – 3 credits
THEA 316 – Acting II – 3 credits
THEA 317 – Acting III – 3 credits
THEA 339 – Fashion History and Décor – 3 credits
THEA 413 – Acting IV – 3 credits
THEA 414 – Voice and Movement III – 3 credits    
THEA 104 – Theatre Production – Performance – 3 credits prior to obtaining senior status

D.    General Electives – 11 credits

E.    Total Credits required for BFA in Visual and Performing Arts

Specialist in Performance – 120 credits