The B.F.A. is frequently, but not exclusively, chosen by those students wishing to pursue M.F.A. Degrees and professional performing careers. It stresses heavy course and performance work in the area of emphasis. Students pursuing this degree normally declare no later than five semesters before graduation. If graduation is sooner, they must gain the endorsement of the program coordinator.

Note: The nature of theatre as a field of study involves a considerable time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes.

Majors are expected to participate on stage or behind the scenes in all major productions as members of the artistic ensemble.

Students are also expected to participate in a yearly adjudicated audition and a minimum of 3 annual reviews of performance and academic progress conducted by theatre arts faculty.

All students complete a Senior Thesis Production.

Required Theatre Core Courses: (21 Credit Hours)

 

THA 111 Fundamentals of Acting I 3
THA 112 Acting II 3
THA 205 Applied Summer Theatre I 3
THA 300 Auditions and Makeup 3
THA 301 World Theatre I through the 18th Century (WI) 3
THA 302 World Theatre II through the Present (WI) 3
THA 498 Senior Seminar 3

 

Required Technical Theatre Courses (15 Credit Hours):

THA 202 Stagecraft I 3
THA 246 Play Production I: Beginning Directing         3
THA 4xx Stagecraft II 3
THA 305, 405 Applied Summer Theatre II, III 3
THA 281-288 Theatre practicum 3

 

ART Electives, Choose 12 hours from the following:

ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design                                                                   3
ART 102 Three-Dimensional Design 3
ART 104 Drawing Fundamentals 3
ART 130 The Color Course 3
ART 215 Photoshop 3
ART 230 The Painting Studio 3
ART 228 Introduction to Sculpture 3
ART 222 Basic Computer Graphics 3

 

Communication & Media Electives, Choose 9 hours from the following:

COM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM 223 Basic Audio Recording 3
COM 271 Online Media 3
COM xxx Stage Audio 3
COM 235 Fundamental of TV and Video Production 3

 

Total Hours Required in Major 57