Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Curriculum

In addition to completing Core Curriculum Areas A - E, all theatre majors must complete Core Curriculum Area F, the Senior Core, and one of the three tracks. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all coursework in the major including Area F, the Senior Core and courses in the tracks in the Communication Arts Department.  Admission to the Musical Theatre Emphasis is by audition.

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Core Curriculum Areas A - E

 

42 Credits

Core Curriculum Area F

 

18 Credits

 

DANC 1500 – Introduction to Dance
COMM 1100 – Human Communication or MDIA 2000 – Introduction to Mass Media
THEA 1000 – Voice and Diction
THEA 1100 – Theatre Appreciation
THEA 2750 – Basic Technical Theatre and Stage Lighting
THEA 2800 – Fundamentals of Acting

3
3

3
3
3
3

 

SENIOR CORE

 

28 Credits

 

DANC 1600 – Ballet I or DANC 2800 – Jazz Dance I
THEA 2730 – Theatrical and Film Makeup
THEA 2810 – Basic Stage Movement
THEA 3700 – Play Analysis for Production
THEA 3710 - Theatre Performance 
THEA 3720 - Theatre Production 
THEA 3740 – Theatre Management
THEA 3750 – Costume History
THEA 3950 – Fundamentals of Play Directing
THEA 3760 – Lighting Design or THEA 3770 – Costume Design or THEA 3780 – Scene Design
THEA 3880 – Theatre History I or THEA 3890 – Theatre History II
THEA 4790 – Portfolio and Resume Presentation

2
2
2
3
1
1
3
3
3
3

3
2

 

THEATRE TRACKS

 

22 Credits
per Track

Performance Track

   
 

DANC 1600 – Ballet I or DANC 2800 – Jazz Dance I; 
                     whichever was not  taken in Senior Core
THEA 1710 - Improvisation
THEA 2110 – Stage Dialects
THEA 2840 – Stage Management
THEA 3010 – Oral Interpretation
THEA 3200 – Audition Techniques
THEA 3710 – Theatre Performance
THEA 3710 – Theatre Performance
THEA 3800 – Scene Study
THEA 3880 – Theatre History I or THEA 3890 – Theatre History II; 
                     whichever was not  taken in Senior Core
THEA 4800 – Period Styles of Acting

2

1
3
2
2
1
1
1
3
3

3

Production Track

 
 

THEA 2840 – Stage Management
THEA 3300 - Costume Construction
THEA 3720 – Theatre Production or THEA 3725 – Stage Management Practicum
THEA 3720 – Theatre Production or THEA 3725 – Stage Management Practicum
THEA 3720 – Theatre Production or THEA 3725 – Stage Management Practicum
THEA 3720 – Theatre Production or THEA 3725 – Stage Management Practicum
THEA 3760 – Lighting Design or THEA 3770 – Costume Design or THEA 3780 – Scene Design
                     whichever was not  taken in Senior Core
THEA 3790 – Computer-aided Drafting for the Theatre
THEA 3880 – Theatre History I or THEA 3890 – Theatre History II;
                     whichever was not  taken in Senior Core
THEA 4760 – Principles of Technical Theatre
THEA 4770 – Scene Painting

2
2
1
1
1
1
3


2
3

3
3

 

Musical Theatre Track

 
 

MUSC 1000 – Fundamentals of Music
DANC 1600 – Ballet I or DANC 2800 – Jazz Dance I; whichever was not  taken in Senior Core
DANC 1900 – Tap Dance I
DANC 2910 – Social Dance
DANC 3800 - Jazz Dance II
THEA 3020 – Theatre Voice and THEA 4020 – Advanced Theatre Voice
THEA 3021 – Sight Singing and Aural Training in Musical Theatre I
THEA 3031 – Sight Singing and Aural Training in Musical Theatre II
THEA 3200 – Audition Techniques
THEA 3710 – Theatre Performance
THEA 3710 – Theatre Performance
THEA 4810 – Musical Theatre Technique

2
2

2
1
3
4
1
1
1
1
1
3

Guided Electives

10 Credits


TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE

 

120 CREDITS