BFA in Theatre

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Concentrations

  • Musical Theatre
  • Design and Technology
  • Performance
  • Stage and Theatre Management

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
BFA Theatre Major
Required Courses:
THEA 1303Voice and Speech I3
THEA 2110Theatre Practicum I1
THEA 2301Principles of Scenery3
THEA 2303Acting Fundamentals3
THEA 3110Theatre Practicum II1
THEA 3305Lighting and Sound Principles3
THEA 3322Script Analysis3
THEA 3323Stage Management3
THEA 3325Directing I3
THEA 3341Principles of Costuming3
THEA 3351Theatre Hist and Literature I3
THEA 4110Theatre Practicum III1
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations45-48
Total Hours120

Concentration in Design and Technology 

Required Courses:
THEA 2302Rendering for Theatre Design3
THEA 2304Theatre Graphics & Technology3
THEA 3306Scene Design3
THEA 3342Lighting Design3
THEA 3344Costume Design3
THEA 3332Lighting Programming3
THEA 3340History of Costume Design3
THEA 3352Theatre Hist and Literature II3
THEA 4305Arts Entrepreneurship3
THEA 4352Production Capstone3
Concentration Elective18
Select 15 combined credit hours from the following15
Any THEA Upper Division, except 4304
Sound Sequence: MUST 1215, MUST 3315, THEA 3111
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective I
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective II
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective III

Concentration in Performance

Required Courses:
THEA 1304Movement I3
THEA 3304Acting for Majors I3
THEA 3307Voice and Speech II3
THEA 3308Movement II3
THEA 3313Acting for Majors II3
THEA 3316Audition Techniques3
THEA 3319Voice and Speech III3
THEA 4305Arts Entrepreneurship3
THEA 4307Acting for Majors III3
THEA 4313Acting Shakespeare3
THEA 4353Performance Capstone3
Core Electives:
Select 12 combined credit hours of the following:12
Any THEA Upper Division Course
Any Non-THEA Upper Division Elective I, II, III

Concentration in Musical Theatre

Required Courses:
THEA 1100Voice for Musical Theatre (Complete three semesters)1
THEA 1398Keyboard Skills for Actors I3
THEA 1399Keyboard Skills for Actors II3
DANC 1341Ballet I3
DANC 1342Ballet II3
DANC 3371Dance for Musical Theatre I3
DANC 4371Amer Dance Forms-Music Theatre3
THEA 3226Musical Theatre Workshop I2
THEA 3304Acting for Majors I3
THEA 3316Audition Techniques3
THEA 4202Musical Theatre Workshop II2
THEA 4206Musical Theatre Workshop III2
THEA 4305Arts Entrepreneurship3
THEA 4353Performance Capstone3
Select one of the following:3
Electives:
Select 6 combined credits of the following:
DANC 3347Jazz & Other Stage Danc Form I3
MUSA 1251English Diction and Repertory2
MUSA 1273Voice Class2
MUSA 1274Voice Class2
MUSA 2253Opera Workshop2
Any THEA Upper Division Course
Any Non-THEA Upper Division Elective I, II, III

Concentration in Stage and Theatre Management

Required Courses:
THEA 2302Rendering for Theatre Design3
THEA 2304Theatre Graphics & Technology3
THEA 3306Scene Design3
THEA 3332Lighting Programming3
THEA 3342Lighting Design3
THEA 3344Costume Design3
THEA 3352Theatre Hist and Literature II3
THEA 3387Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.3
THEA 4305Arts Entrepreneurship3
THEA 4351Management Capstone3
Core Elective
Select 15 combined credit hours from below:15
Any THEA Upper Division, except 4304
Sound Sequence: MUST 1215, MUST 3315, THEA 3111
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective I
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective II
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective III

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Writing About Literature
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 18653
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 18653
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature
English Literature
Intro to American Fiction
Intro to American Drama
Intro to American Poetry
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Introduction to Philosophy
Ethics
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World
Math for Social Sciences I
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Lab for GEOL 1314
Lab for GEOL 1313
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I
Elem Astronomy-Solar System
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies
Introductory Biology Lab
Human Biology Laboratory
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I
Human Anat/Physio Lab II
Human Anat/Physiology I
Human Anat/Physiology II
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
Environmental Sci. Lab
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci
Laboratory for GEOG 1306
Physical Geography
Lab for GEOL 1313
Lab for GEOL 1314
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology
Intro to Historical Geol
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog
Intro-Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics
Cultural Geography
An Intro. to Linguistics
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation
History of Art I
History of Art II
Dance Appreciation
Intro-Art of Motion Pict.
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation
Jazz to Rock
Introduction to Theatre
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking
Business/Profession Comm
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry
Total Hours6