BFA in Theatre Performance

Program Requirements

  • total credit hours for graduation 124 credit hour minimum, overall GPA 2.000, 2.500 in major;
  • must complete 42 credit hours of general education and must have 45 credit hours of upper-division credits.
Core Curriculum Courses
THEA 180EPerforming Arts Seminar1
THEA 243Acting I3
Movement class (stage movement, dance, mime/physical theatre; DANC 227, 201, 210 or THEA 218)3
Technical theatre class (costuming, stagecraft, lighting; THEA 253, 244 or 345. Credit hours for THEA 244 can be counted here.) 3
Requirements for Major
(in addition to one course that applies to the 9-hour core)
THEA 143The Art of the Theater3
THEA 180APracticum: Stagecraft1
THEA 180BPracticum: Costume1
THEA 180CPracticum: Management1
THEA 228Script Analysis3
THEA 244Stagecraft: Applied Technology (credit hours may be counted as core course) 10
THEA 253Costuming for the Stage and Film 13
THEA 254Stage Makeup2
THEA 272Stage Management3
THEA 345Stage Lighting 13
THEA 359Directing I3
THEA 370Professional Practices for the Performing Artist3
THEA 623Theatre History I3
THEA 624Theatre History II3
Additional Requirements for Performance Option
THEA 180DPracticum:Performance1
THEA 221Oral Interpretation3
THEA 222Improving Voice and Diction3
THEA 241Improvisation and Theatre Games3
THEA 326Expressive Voice for Stage3
THEA 331Dialect for the Stage3
THEA 342Advanced Acting3
THEA 380DPracticum:Performance1
THEA 390Acting for the Camera3
THEA 455Senior Jury1
THEA 643Styles In Acting3
THEA 651Scene Study3
Select 10 credit hours from the following:10
Stage Combat
Directed Projects in Theater
Practicum: Management
Theatre as a Mirror of Today's America
Scriptwriting I
Scriptwriting II
Directing II
Theatre: Special Topics
Directed Study
An Introduction to Entrepreneurship in the Arts
Or any upper-division theatre elective
Total Credit Hours82