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Bachelor of Arts - Theatre Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Acting Specialization

First Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 1101, Activities: Scenery & Props 1
TH A 1102, Activities: Lighting & Sound 1
TH A 1303, Introduction to Theatre 3
TH A 2302, Principles of Acting I 3
TH A 3106, Auditioning 1
ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric 3
Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3
TOTAL 15

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 1103, Activities: Costume & Makeup 1
TH A 1104, Activities: House Mgmt. 1
TH A 1302, Movement for the Actor 2
TH A 2312, Principles of Acting II 2
ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric 2
Mathematics/Logic Required Course 2
DAN 1101 or 1106 or 1206 1-2
TOTAL 15-16

Second Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 3303, Principles of Scenery 3
TH A 1301, Voice for the Actor 3
TH A 3308, History of Theatre I 3
TH A 2101, Stage Makeup 1
DAN 1101 or 1106 or 1206 1-2
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org. 3
TOTAL 17-18

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 3309, History of Theatre II 3
U.S. History Required Course 3
TH A 3304, Principles of Lighting 3
POLS 2302 or required POLS course 3
Natural Lab Science Required Course 4
   
TOTAL 16

Third Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 3335, Script Analysis 3
TH A 3302, Acting Period Styles I 3
*Required BFA Elective(s) 3-5
U.S History Required Course 3
Ind. or Group Behavior Required Course 3
TOTAL 15-17

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 3322, Acting Period Styles II 3
TH A 3305, Principles of Costuming 3
*Required BFA Elective(s) 1-3
Natural Lab Science Required Course 4
Humanities Required Course 3
TOTAL 14-17

Fourth Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 3332, Acting Period Styles III 3
TH A 4208, Professional Career Mgmt. 2
TH A 4302, Stage Directing Methods 3
TH A 4000, Projects in Theatre & Dance 3
*Required BFA Elective(s) 6
TOTAL 17

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 3104, Adv. Activities: House Mgmt. 1
TH A 4303, Theory & Prac. of Playwriting 3
TH A 4000, Projects in Theatre & Dance 3
*Required BFA Elective(s) 6
Oral Communication Required Course 3
TOTAL 16

Total program hours—130 minimum

*17 hours of electives must be taken from the following:  TH A 2306, DAN 1100, 1101, 1103, 1105, 1106, 1109, 1206, 2202, 2209, 3000, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3109, 3206, 3208, 3313, 4103, 4105, 4109, 4301, MUAP 1001, 1002, 1113, 1114, 2001, 2002, 3001, 3002.

Additional required coursework:

  • TH A 3306 and 3307, Practicum in Repertory Theatre I and II, must be taken once (only offered in summer sessions).
  • TH A 3105, Rehearsal and Performance, must be taken 3 times.  TH A 3105 should be taken during semesters the student is acting in or stage managing a departmental production. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts: Design/Technology

First Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 1101, 02, or 03, Practicum 1
TH A 3303, 04, or 05, Principles 3
TH A 1303, Intro to Theatre 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. of Coll. Rhetoric 3
Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3
Oral Communication Required Course 3
   
TOTAL 16

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 1101, 02, or 03, Practicum 1
TH A 3303, 04, or 05, Principles 3
TH A 2101, Stage Makeup 1
ART 1303, Drawing I 3
ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric 3
Mathematics/Logic Required Course 3
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org 3
TOTAL 17

Second Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 1101, 02, or 03, Practicum 1
TH A 2302, Principles of Acting 3
TH A 3303, 04 or 05, Principles 3
TH A 3308, History of Theatre I 3
TH A 4336, Draft or 2306, Stage Mngt 3
Natural Lab Science Required Course 4
TOTAL 17

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 1104, Prac House Management 1
TH A 3309, History of Theatre II 3
TH A 4309, Scene Des or 4311, Light Des 3
*Required BFA Elective 3
ART 2304, Drawing II 3
Ind. or Group Behavior Required Course 3
TOTAL 16

Summer I

Course Hours
TH A 3306, Practicum in Summer Rep I 3
TH A 3307, Practicum in Summer Rep II 3
TOTAL 6

Summer II

Course Hours
U.S. History Required Course 3
   
TOTAL 3

Third Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 4310, Costume Design 3
TH A 3335, Script Analysis 3
TH A 4108, Practicum in Scene Paint 1
TH A 2306 or 4336 or 433 3
TH A 3104, Adv House Management 1
Natural Lab Science Required Course 4
TOTAL 15

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 4303, Playwriting 3
TH A 4309, Scene Design 3
TH A 4311, Light Design 3
U.S. History Required Course 3
Humanities Required Course 3
   
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall

Course Hours
TH A 4108, Practicum in Scene Paint 1
TH A 4310, Costume Design or elective 3
TH A 4000, Projects in Theatre & Dance 3
TH A 4302, Stage Directing Methods 3
TH A 4208, Professional Career Mngt 2
*Required BFA Electives or TH A 433 3
TOTAL 15

Spring

Course Hours
TH A 4309, Scene Des or 4311, Light Des 3
TH A 4000, Projects in Theatre & Dance 3
POLS 2302 or required POLS course 3
*Required BFA Electives 6
   
   
TOTAL 15

Total program hours—130 minimum

*9 hours of electives must be taken from the following: TH A 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 4309, 4310, 4311 or ART 3323.  
**Students with an emphasis in scenery, lighting, or costume design must take 6 of the additional 9 hours in their area of specialization.
Note: TH A 3105 Rehearsal and Performance taken during the semester a student is stage managing a Lab or Main stage theatre production.