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Emphasis - Film Production

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):

Courses Sem Hours
Writ 100 or 101; Writ 102 or Liba 102 6
English literature survey (221-226, 22x) 6
Behavioral/social sciences, Liba 203, 313 6
History (Hst 120, 121 preferred) 6
Natural science with lab, including Liba 150, 151, 205, 205L, 315,315, 315L 6-8
Mathematics (from among college algebra, quantitative reasoning, ora more advanced mathematics course) 3

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 - Film Production

Course Requirements

The emphasis in film production requires 129 total semester hours including the following courses:

Film Production Hours Hours
Thea 250. Film Production I 3
Thea 252. Film Production II 3
Thea 261. Introduction to Sound Design for Cinema 3
Thea 305. Screenwriting I 3
Thea 350. Editing I 3
Thea 354. Directing for the Screen I 3
Thea 355. Advanced Film Production I 3
Thea 356. Advanced Film Production II 3
Thea 360. Cinematography I 3
Thea 362. Motion Picture Lighting 3
Thea 406. Screenwriting II 3
Thea 431. Film Capstone I 3
Thea 432. Film Capstone II 3
Thea 450. Editing II 3
Thea 453. Postproduction Specialties 3
Thea 455. Cinematic Storytelling 3
Thea 481. Directing 3
Theory, History, and Literature Hours
Cine 201. Cinema Survey I 3
Cine 202. Cinema Survey II 3
Other Theatre Requirements
One of the following: Thea 110, 207, 260, 307. Intro to Acting; Introto Acting for the Screen; Fundamentals of Acting; Advanced Acting forthe Screen 3
Thea 120. Introduction to Theatre, Film, and Dance 3
Thea 121. Creative Thinking 3
Two of the following: Thea 270, 271, 272. Basic Lighting & SoundTechnology; Introduction to Stagecraft; Introduction to Costumes forthe Stage 6
Thea 499. Senior Seminar 3

In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements, the emphasis in film production requires 9 hours of approved theatre arts electives and other elective hours chosen from any area, including theatre arts, to bring the total number of credits to 129 semester hours.

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.

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.
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.