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Theatre and Interpretation Major: Acting/Directing Concentration, B.F.A.

B.F.A. degree
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The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is designed for individuals who qualify for and are admitted to intensive specialization in Acting/Directing. Students who wish to enter the B.F.A. program must consult with a TID advisor.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Admission to the BFA Acting program is by audition only. Criteria and information about the audition process may be found here.

A minimum 2.5 GPA must be earned in the major. The student is also required to demonstrate proficiency in the field of specialization prior to graduation.

Program Requirements

Core Courses I (45 hours)

TAI 177Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

4(4-0)

TAI 182Acting I

3(3-0)

TAI 278Stage Makeup

3(2-2)

TAI 282Acting II

3(3-0)

TAI 300Improvisation

3(2-2)

TAI 302Voice and Diction

3(3-0)

TAI 371Readers Theatre

3(3-0)

TAI 376Interpretation of Drama

3(3-0)

TAI 377Costuming I

3(3-0)

TAI 378Stage Combat

3(2-2)

TAI 382Acting III

3(3-0)

TAI 460BFA Capstone Project

3(0-6)

TAI 481Directing

3(3-0)

TAI 581Advanced Directing

3(3-0)

In addition, 2 studio courses (1 hour each) must be taken. One studio must be in technical theatre.

Core Courses II (6 hours)

TAI 574History of Drama and Theatre I

3(3-0)

TAI 575History of Drama and Theatre II

3(3-0)

Core Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

TAI 380Musical Theatre History

3(3-0)

TAI 399Theatre and the Holocaust

3(3-0)

TAI 569History of American Theatre

3(3-0)

TAI 578Special Topics in Theatre

1-9(Spec)

TAI 580Dramatic Theory and Criticism

3(3-0)

TAI 583Women in the Contemporary American Theatre

3(3-0)

TAI 587Irish Theatre and Drama

3(3-0)

TAI 588Contemporary Theatre

3(3-0)

Electives (16 hours)

Select an additional 16 hours of approved cognate classes approved by the student’s TID advisor.

Total: 70 semester hours