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Emphasis - Theatre Acting

B.F.A. in Theatre Arts

Description

The B.F.A. major in theatre arts is intended for individuals who seek a professional career in theatre or who wish preparation for graduate work in the discipline. The B.F.A. must be completed with an emphasis in either acting, design/technology, or musical theatre.

Students must have a successful audition or portfolio review by theatre arts faculty for admission to the BFA degree program.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 129

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements for the B.F.A. in liberal arts include the following courses (33-35 hours):


Writ 100 or 101; Writ 102 or Liba 102   6 hours
English literature survey (221-226)     6 hours
Behavioral/social sciences              6 hours
History (His 101, 102 preferred)        6 hours
Natural science (with laboratories)     6-8 hours
Mathematics (from among college
  algebra, quantitative reasoning, or
  a more advanced mathematics course)   3 hours

Course Requirements

A major in theatre arts for the B.F.A. degree requires 129 semester hours. Students are required to choose one of three emphases: acting, design/theatre technology, or musical theatre.

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all theatre courses applied toward the B.F.A. degree.

Emphasis - Theatre Acting

Description

The emphasis in acting provides individualized studio training in voice, period styles, stage combat, script analysis, role preparation, movement and scene study. In addition to rigorous classroom work--in their field of study as well as in theory, history, literature, craft skills, directing, and business and employment practices--students are given many opportunities to perform for main-stage and studio productions, preparing them for professional employment.

Students audition for entrance into the acting program at the end of their sophomore year.

Course Requirements

The emphasis in acting requires 129 total semester hours, including 76 hours of theatre arts and dance courses, comprising the following:


Acting, Movement, and Voice                        Hours
Thea 110, 111--Freshman Performance Studies          6
Thea 210, 211--Sophomore Performance Studies         6
Thea 310, 311--Junior Performance Studies I, II      4
Thea 312, 313--Voice Studies I, II                   4
Thea 314, 315--Movement Studies I, II                4
Thea 410, 411--Senior Performance Studies I, II      4
Thea 412, 413--Voice Studies III, IV                 4
Thea 414, 415--Movement Studies III, IV              4

Theory, History, and Literature
Thea 120--Introduction to Theatre                    2
Thea 321, 322--Theatre History I, II                 6
Thea 326, 327--Dramatic Literature I, II             6

Other Theatre Requirements:
Thea 220--Business and Employment Practices          3
Thea 271--Stagecraft                                 3
Thea 272--Introduction to Costumes for the Stage     3
Thea 338, 339--Technology Lab I, II                  2
Thea 499--Senior Review                              2
Dance or Movement                                    8
Performance and Theatre Electives                    5

In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements, the acting emphasis requires elective hours (18-20) chosen from any area, including theatre arts, to bring the total number of credits to 129 semester hours.

Other Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required on all theatre courses applied toward the BFA degree.

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.F.A. in Theatre Arts

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Engl 101, Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Engl 102, Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Engl 221, Engl 222, Engl 223, Engl 224, Engl 225, or Engl 226.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours of History coursework with a passing grade.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.
6-8 hrs science 6 Complete 6-8 hours of natural science courses with labs from the following areas: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, or astronomy.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Select an emphasis 0 Select an emphasis area within the BFA Theatre program.
Theatre residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence. A grade of C or better is required on all theatre courses applied toward the major.
Resident Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Overall Major GPA 0 Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Emphasis - Theatre Acting

Requirement Hours Description
Thea 110 - C min 3 Complete Thea 110 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 111 - C min 3 Complete Thea 111 with grade of C or better.
Thea 120 - C min 2 Complete Thea 120 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 210 - C min 3 Complete Thea 210 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 211 - C min 3 Complete Thea 211 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 220 - C min 3 Complete Thea 220 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 271 - C min 3 Complete Thea 271 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 272 - C min 3 Complete Thea 272 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 310 - C min 2 Complete Thea 310 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 311 - C min 2 Complete Thea 311 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 312 - C min 2 Complete Thea 312 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 313 - C min 2 Complete Thea 313 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 314 - C min 2 Complete Thea 314 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 315 - C min 2 Complete Thea 315 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 321 - C min 3 Complete Thea 321 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 322 - C min 3 Complete Thea 322 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 326 - C min 3 Complete Thea 326 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 327 - C min 3 Complete Thea 327 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 339 - C min 1 Complete Thea 339 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 338 - C min 1 Complete Thea 338 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 410 - C min 2 Complete Thea 410 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 411 - C min 2 Complete Thea 411 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 412 - C min 2 Complete Thea 412 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 413 - C min 2 Complete Thea 413 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 414 - C min 2 Complete Thea 414 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 415 - C min 2 Complete Thea 415 with a grade of C or better.
Thea 499 - C min 2 Complete Thea 499 with a grade of C or better.
8 hrs of Dance or Movement 8 Successfully complete 8 hours of Dance or Movement coursework with a C or better.
5 add'l hrs of THEA coursework 5 Successfully complete an additional 5 hours of Theatre electives.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.