The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre is designed to provide intensive training, preparing students for careers in the professional or academic theatre. 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.

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (6 s.h.)6
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Major Requirements
THTR 1559Production Design for Stage and Screen3
THTR 1561Stagecraft3
THTR 2668Acting 1: Fundamentals3
THTR 2661Stage Management1
Theatre Participation (THTR 2600) must be taken 3 times for a total of 3 s.h.3
THTR 3761Stage Makeup3
THTR 3762Directing 13
THTR 2667Acting 2: Voice for the Actor3
THTR 3766Stage Combat3
Theatre Participation 2 (THTR 3700) must be taken 4 times for a total of 4 s.h.4
Select two of the following:6
Scene Design
Lighting Design
Costume Design
THTR 4891Theatre History Before 17003
THTR 3791 Rehearsal and Performance (taken 2 times)6
THTR 4860Theatre History after 17003
THTR 3764History of Stage Costume3
THTR 3768Script Analysis for Stage and Screen3
THTR 4898Senior Project3
Select four of the following:12
Costume Construction and Craft
Acting 3: Styles
Acting 4: Acting on Camera
Topics in Theatre
Directing 2
Select 3 s.h. in movement from the following:3
Jazz Dance 1
Ballet 1
Modern Dance 1
Tap Dance 1
Modern Dance 2
Fencing 1
Physical Fitness for Life
Weight Training
Electives
Select 12 s.h. of theatre or dance electives emphasizing either performance or design/technology.12
Total Semester Hours121-123
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
THTR 3768 Script Analysis for Stage and Screen 3
THTR 2668 Acting 1: Fundamentals 3
THTR 2600 Theatre Participation 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
1-2
DNCE/KSS Elective 1
 Semester Hours12-14
Spring
THTR 1561 Stagecraft 3
THTR 2600 Theatre Participation 1
THTR 2667 Acting 2: Voice for the Actor 3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
THTR 1559 Production Design for Stage and Screen 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
THTR 2600 Theatre Participation 1
THTR 3762 Directing 1 3
THTR 4891
Theatre History Before 1700
or Theatre History after 1700
3
GEN ED Science with Lab 4
MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning 3
DNCE/KSS Elective 2
 Semester Hours16
Spring
THTR 3700 Theatre Participation 2 1
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
THTR 3763
Scene Design
or Lighting Design
or Costume Design
3
THTR 3766
Stage Combat
or History of Stage Costume
3
THTR 2661 Stage Management 1
THTR 3761 Stage Makeup 3
 Semester Hours14
Year 3
Fall
THTR 3700 Theatre Participation 2 1
THTR 4891
Theatre History Before 1700
or Theatre History after 1700
3
THTR 1563
Costume Construction and Craft
or Acting 4: Acting on Camera
3
THTR 37XX (Sub for THTR 3791 or 3792) 3
SPA Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
THTR 3700 Theatre Participation 2 1
THTR 3763
Scene Design
or Lighting Design
or Costume Design
3
Science Elective 3
THTR 4863
Acting 3: Styles
or Directing 2
3
THTR 37XX (Sub for THTR 3791 or 3792) 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
Fall
THTR 3700 Theatre Participation 2 1
THTR Elective 3
THTR Elective 3
GEN ED Elective 3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
THTR or DNCE Upper Division Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
THTR 4898 Senior Project 3
THTR 3764
History of Stage Costume
or Stage Combat
3
THTR 4863
Acting 3: Styles
or Directing 2
3
THTR or DNCE Elective 3
THTR or DNCE Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours121-123