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BFA Acting and Directing

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Four Year Plan 

Theatre & Dance Core Hours (12) + Concentration Hours (67) = 79 Hours

THEA 1600 Stagecraft - 3.0 

THEA 1880 Theatre Performance Practicum - 1.0

THEA 2200 Script Analysis - 3.0

THEA 2800 Theatre Production - 2.0

THEA 2880 Theatre Performance Practicum - 1.0

THEA 2300 Acting II: Improvisation - 3.0

THEA 2350 Stage Movement - 3.0

THEA 3000 Makeup Design I - 3.0

THEA 3010 Theatre History I - 3.0

THEA 3020 Theatre History II - 3.0

THEA 3200 Voice for the Actor - 3.0

THEA 3300 Acting III: Classical Text - 3.0

THEA 3400 Directing I - 3.0

THEA 3500 Stage Dialects - 3.0

THEA 3880 Theatre Performance Practicum - 1.0

THEA 4350 Acting IV or THEA 4401 Directing II - 3.0

THEA 4880 Theatre Performance Practicum - 1.0

THEA 4900 Playwriting - 3.0


THEA 3700 Scene Design I - 3.0

THEA 3890 Costume Design I - 3.0

THEA 4300 Lighting Design I - 3.0

 

DANC 1035 Introduction to Dance - 3.0

DANC 1350 Ballet I - 2.0

DANC 1450 Modern Dance I - 2.0

DANC 1500 Jazz Dance I - 2.0

DANC 1900 Tap Dance I - 2.0

DANCE 3250 Dance for Musical Theatre - 2.0

THEA 2000 American Theatre - 3.0

THEA 3100 Non-Western Theatre - 3.0

THEA 3700 Scene Design - 3.0

THEA 3080 International Studies in Theatre I - 3.0

THEA 3090 International Studies in Theatre II - 3.0

THEA 3890 Costume Design I - 3.0

THEA 3601 Special Topics in Theatre - 3.0

THEA 4350 Acting IV - 3.0

THEA 4200 Independent Research - 1-3

THEA 4751 Directed Studies in Theatre - 1-3

THEA 4300 Lighting Design I - 3.0

THEA 4401 Directing II - 3.0

THEA 4550 Roy Acuff Chair Seminar - 4.0

THEA 4650 Direction and Performance for the Camera - 3.0

THEA 4700 Topics in Women's Theatre - 3.0

THEA 4950 Advance Playwriting - 3.0

Entrance into the BFA Theatre/Dance program is by way of a successful audition and/or portfolio review and interview.

Acting/Directing, Dance, and Musical Theatre students must submit a resume, head shot, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative g.p.a. of high school and/or previous college work at the time of audition.

Design students must submit a resume, personal photo, two letters of recommendation, and up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative g.p.a. of high school and/or previous college work at the time of interview.

Scholarships are only awarded to students who have been officially admitted by the university.

Departmental scholarship applications are due by March 15. Scholarship applications for incoming students will be available at the audition and interviews.

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the Major and 2.5 overall GPA to continue in the program.

Grades less than “C” will not be counted in the major.

Earning a grade less than “C” in any Major course will cause the student to be ineligible for casting or other department production positions. If grades do not improve the student may be released from the program.

Continuation in the program requires an Annual Review. More than one negative review at any time in the program may lead to dismissal from the program.

Most Theatre/Dance classes are restricted to BFA/BA majors and minors. Exceptions must be approved by the Chair of Theatre/Dance.

All BFA Acting/Directing and Musical Theatre students are required to audition for all productions. Students must accept roles as cast. As an extension of classroom work, frequently BFA Design students will be assigned to a show and must accept the position.