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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 Theatre and Dance 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 (48 hours)

TAI 177Stagecraft and Stage Lighting

3(0-6)

TAI 180First-Year Theatre Seminar

2(2-0)

TAI 182Acting I

3(3-0)

TAI 278Stage Makeup

3(2-2)

TAI 280Script Analysis

3(3-0)

TAI 282Acting II

3(3-0)

TAI 300Improvisation

3(2-2)

TAI 302Voice and Diction

3(3-0)

TAI 378Stage Combat

3(2-2)

TAI 382Acting III

3(3-0)

TAI 383Voice for the Actor

3(3-0)

TAI 384Movement for the Actor

3(3-0)

TAI 385Audition Techniques

3(3-0)

TAI 460BFA Capstone Project

3(0-6)

TAI 481Directing

3(3-0)

TAI 499Senior Capstone

1(1-0)

TAI 581Advanced Directing

3(3-0)

 

Core Courses II (3 hours)

Studio Courses

Select 3 hours total from one or both of the following:

TAI 305Studio: Acting/Performance

1-4(Spec)

TAI 306Studio: Directing

1-4(Spec)

Core Courses III (1 hour)

Select 1 hour from the following:
TAI 309Studio: Stage Management

1-4(Spec)

TAI 310Studio: Sound

1-4(Spec)

TAI 311Studio: Properties

1-4(Spec)

TAI 312Studio: Scenery Construction and Rigging

1-4(Spec)

TAI 313Studio: Scenery Design

1-4(Spec)

TAI 314Studio: Lighting

1-4(Spec)

TAI 315Studio: Lighting Design

1-4(Spec)

TAI 316Studio: Technical Direction

1-4(Spec)

TAI 317Studio: Costuming

1-4(Spec)

TAI 318Studio: Wardrobe Management

1-4(Spec)

TAI 319Studio: Makeup

1-4(Spec)

Core Courses IV (6 hours)

TAI 574History of Drama and Theatre I

3(3-0)

TAI 575History of Drama and Theatre II

3(3-0)

Core Courses V (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 (9 hours)

Select an additional 9 hours of approved cognate classes approved by the student's Theater and Dance advisor.

Total: 70 semester hours