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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater is designed to provide intensive training, preparing students for careers in the professional or academic theater. It is fully accredited by NAST, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and admission to this program is available by audition/interview only. Students admitted to this BFA program will combine a basic foundation of general studies with an extensive selection of performance-oriented coursework (acting, directing, design, and dance) and participation in the co-curricular production activities of the Department. This degree may be earned in eight semesters if students average 16 hours per semester. Retention in the program is contingent upon an annual progress review presented by each student.

General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences6
Social Sciences6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Major Requirements
THTR 1559Play Production3
THTR 1561Stagecraft3
THTR 2668Acting 1: Fundamentals3
Theater Participation 2600 (taken 3 times)3
THTR 3761Stage Makeup3
THTR 3762Directing 13
THTR 2667Acting 2: Voice for the Actor3
THTR 3766Stage Combat3
Theater Participation 2 (taken 4 times)4
Select two of the following:6
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
THTR 4891Theater History Before 17003
THTR 3791 Rehearsal and Performance or THTR Projects in Production (taken 2 times)6
THTR 4860Theater History after 17003
THTR 3764History of Stage Costume3
THTR 3768Script Analysis3
THTR 4898Senior Project3
Select four of the following:12
Costume Construction and Craft
Acting 3: Styles
Acting 4: Acting on Camera
Topics in Theater
Directing 2
Select 3 s.h. in movement from the following:3
Tap and Jazz 1
Ballet 1
Modern Dance 1
Tap and Jazz 2
Modern Dance 2
Fencing 1
Physical Fitness for Life
Weight Training
Select 12 s.h. of theater or dance electives emphasizing either performance or design/technology.12
Total Semester Hours121