Theatre Arts (B.F.A.)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is a rigorous training program for students wishing to pursue a career in the professional theatre. The program offers two areas of emphasis: Performance (acting) and DTM (design, theatre technology, and management). Individual courses are selected in consultation with an advisor, so the degree is tailored as closely as possible to a student's specific needs and interests. Students are encouraged to seek out internships with professional theatre companies as part of their program of study.
Admittance to the B.F.A. program in theatre requires an audition or portfolio review and faculty approval. Student progress is closely monitored through performance juries and portfolio reviews each semester.
To be eligible for admittance, continued candidacy, and graduation, the B.F.A. candidate must achieve a minimum grade of C in each theatre course required for the major. To participate in departmental productions, a student pursuing the B.F.A. must maintain a minimum 3.00 overall GPA each semester.
Required course work includes:
- the university requirements (see regulation J-3),
- the Theatre Arts core courses listed below, and
- a 30-credit area in either DTM or Performance of departmental-approved coursework.
Theatre Arts Core
|THE 101||Introduction to the Theatre||3|
|THE 102||Introduction to Design||3|
|THE 103||Theatre Technology I||3|
|THE 104||Theatre Technology II||3|
|THE 105||Basics of Performance I||3|
|THE 106||Basics of Performance II||3|
|THE 371||Play Analysis||3|
|THE 390||Theatre Practice II (Four Credits Required)||4|
|THE 468||Theatre History||3|
|THE 483||Senior Capstone Project||1|
|Select two of the following courses:||6|
|Scene Design I|
|Costume Design I|
|Lighting Design I|