Acting Major — B.F.A.

Foundation courses

THEA 10100Stagecraft

2

THEA 10200Technical Theatre Practicum

1

THEA 13000Script Analysis for the Theatre

3

THEA 24100History of Theatre I

3

THEA 24200History of Theatre II

3

THEA 25100Theatre Organization and Management

3

THEA 35500Directing I

3

THEA 44100Contemporary Developments in Theatre

3

ENGL 21900Shakespeare

3

ENGL 31100Dramatic Literature I

3

ENGL 31200Dramatic Literature II

3

or

THEA 34900Interrelationships: British Drama and Cultural Life – Lecture

6

Note: THEA 10200 Technical Theatre Practicum should be taken for 3 semesters (total of 3 credits).

Select one for a total of 3 credits:
THEA 44200Theories of Comedy and Tragedy

3

THEA 44300Aesthetics and Criticism of Drama

3

THEA 44400Senior Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:35-38

Acting, voice, movement, and dance courses

THEA 13300Scene Study I

2

THEA 13400Scene Study II

3

THEA 13500Voice and Movement for the Stage I

2

THEA 13600Voice and Movement for the Stage II

2

THEA 23300Scene Study III

3

THEA 23400Scene Study IV

3

THEA 23500Voice and Speech for the Stage I

1.5

THEA 23600Voice and Speech for the Stage II

1.5

THEA 23700Movement for the Stage I

1.5

THEA 23800Movement for the Stage II

1.5

THEA 33100Styles of Acting: The Greeks and Shakespeare

3

THEA 33200Styles of Acting: Farce and High Comedy

3

THEA 33500Advanced Voice and Speech for the Stage

3

THEA 33600Dialects for the Stage

3

THEA 43100Acting for the Camera

3

THEA 43000Audition Techniques

2

DNCE xxxxxSelect three classes of dance technique*

3-6

Total Credit Hours:41-44

*Note: DNCE 10000, DNCE 30100, and DNCE 30200 may not count toward this requirement. THEA 13700 Stage Combat and THEA 23900 Alexander Technique may count toward this requirement. In addition, PALS 01500 Fencing, PALS 09000 Personal Defense, PALS 09300 Personal Fitness I, or PALS 05900 Gymnastic Activities may be substituted for up to 1 credit of dance with approval of program adviser.

Dance courses must be at the appropriate level, determined in consultation with dance faculty members.

Electives in the department

THEA xxxxx or DNCE xxxxx electives in theatre arts or dance

11

Summary

Total, foundation courses 

35-38

Total, acting, voice, movement, and dance courses

41-44

Total, electives in theatre arts or dance

 11

Total, credits required for the major

87-93

Electives required to complete the degree

27-33

Total, B.F.A. in acting

120

 

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