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Acting (B.F.A.)

This BFA Acting program develops your skills as an actor through experiences in the classroom and performance laboratory.

In recent years, our BFA students have participated in an average of five productions per year. Experience is drawn from a season that includes at least one classic text (like Shakespeare or from classical Greece), four musicals, and a wide variety of modern era and contemporary works from diverse playwrights. Students will work with faculty directors, guest artists, and with peers in student-directed productions.


Acting Major (B.F.A., 69-71 hours)
Theatre Arts Core 12 hours
THTRE 1020FYW/THTRE 1030 Script Analysis 3 hours
THTRE 1300 Acting I 3 hours
THTRE 2500 Directing I 3 hours
THTRE 2700 Introduction to Theatrical Design 3 hours
Acting BFA Courses 39 hours
THTRE 1310 Acting II 3 hours
THTRE 2300 Acting III 3 hours
THTRE 2340 Voice for the Stage 3 hours
THTRE 2360 Acting for the Camera 3 hours
THTRE 2410 Stage Combat 3 hours
THTRE 2420 Movement I 3 hours
THTRE 3300 Acting IV 3 hours
THTRE 3330 Dialects 3 hours
THTRE 3350 Playing Shakespeare 3 hours
THTRE 3420 Movement II 3 hours
THTRE 3800 World Theatre History I 3 hours
THTRE 3810 World Theatre History II 3 hours
THTRE 4450 Auditioning 3 hours
Dramatic Literature 2-4 hours
Select 2-4 hours of Dramatic Literature:  
Experiential 6 hours
Select 2 courses:  
Technical 3 hours
THTRE 1400 Introduction to Technical Theatre or THTRE 1410 Costume Construction  
Practicum 4 hours

At least one credit of Practicum must be completed each year.

Practicums should be selected from THTRE-1700-1800.

Capstone 3 hours
THTRE 4970 Internship or
THTRE 4990 Senior Capstone