Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Acting

SAMPLE Course Sequence

First Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1
THA 1301 or DT 1306, Voice or Movement 3 THA 1304, Speech for the Actor 3
THA 2302, Principles of Acting I 3 THA 2312, Principles of Acting II
THA 2303, Theatre Appreciation (majors) 3 *Required BFA Elective(s) 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric  3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric  3
Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3 Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

 

Second Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 1301 or DT 1306, Voice or Movement 3 THA 2305, Elements of Design 3
THA 2101, Stage Makeup 1 **THA 3105, Rehearsal and Performance 
THA 3310, Auditioning *Required BFA Elective(s) 
THA 3351, Theatre in the Community  THA 3341 or 3342, Adv. Voice or Mvmnt.
THA 4300, Script Analysis  Language, Philosophy, & Culture Course 
Soc. & Behav. Sciences Required Course US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310) 
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 16

 

Summer

Course Hours
THA 3306, WildWind Performance Lab
THA 3307, WildWind Performance Lab
TOTAL 6

 

Third Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 3302 or 3322, Act. Per. Sty. I or II 3 THA 3104, Adv. Activities: House Mgmt. 1
THA 3308, History of Theatre I THA 3332, Acting Period Styles III
THA 3343, Advanced Speech THA 3309, History of Theatre II 3
THA 4208, Professional Career Mgmt.  THA 3341 or 3342, Adv. Voice or Mvmnt. 3
*Required BFA Elective(s) *Required BFA Elective(s) 3
POLS 1301, Amer. Government, Org. POLS 2302, Amer. Public Policy 3
       
TOTAL 16  TOTAL 15

 

Fourth Year

Course Hours Course Hours
FALL   SPRING  
THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1 THA 1101, 1102, 1103, or 1104, Practicum 1
THA 3302 or 3322, Act. Per. Sty. I or II 3 *Required BFA Elective(s) 5
THA 4302, Stage Directing Methods US History Course (2300, 2301, or 2310)
*Required BFA Elective(s) Life & Physical Sciences with Lab
Oral Communication Required Course    
Life & Physical Sciences with Lab    
TOTAL 16 TOTAL 13

 

Total program hours—130 minimum

*17 hours of electives must be taken from the following (with at least 2 hours from courses marked with *): DAN 1100*, 1101*, 1108*, 1203*, 1205*, 1206*, 1207*, 2203*, 2205*, 2207*, 2301, 2313, 3000, 4313, ENGL 2306, 3304, 3385; TH A 1161, 1162, 1301, 1302, 2161, 2162, 2306, 2312, 3105, 3161, 3162, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306/3307, 3311, 3322, 3332, 3361, 3362, 4000, 4161, 4162, 4303, 4308, 4361, 4462. Many of the above courses are repeatable for credit. Please see head of area for approved substitutions.

**TH A 3105, Rehearsal and Performance, should be taken during a semester when the student has been cast in a major acting role in a Lab or Mainstage theatre production.