Emphasis - Musical Theatre
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts
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
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 - Musical Theatre
The emphasis in musical theatre requires 129 total semester hours, including 79 hours of theatre arts and dance courses, comprising the following:
Acting, Movement, Voice, and Musical Performance Hours Thea 110, 111--Freshman Performance Studies 4 Thea 163--Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance 2 Thea 168--Fundamentals of Voice and Diction 2 Thea 169--Voice and Movement 2 Thea 210, 211--Sophomore Performance Studies 8 Thea 301, 302--Scene Studies I, II 4 (Note: Students qualifying for, electing, and completing the acting sequence 310, 311, 410, 411, may substitute Thea 310 for 301, 302) Thea 465, 466--Musical Theatre Performance I, II 6 Theory, History, and Literature Thea 320--Theory and Practice of Drama 3 Thea 321--Theatre History I 3 Thea 326--Dramatic Literature I 3 Thea 421, 422--Musical Theatre History and Literature I, II 6 Other Theatre Requirements Thea 220--Business and Employment Practices in the Professional Theatre 3 Thea 240--Makeup 3 Thea 271--Stagecraft 3 Thea 272--Introduction to Costumes for the Stage 3 Thea 338, 339--Technology Lab I, II 4 Thea 481--Directing 3 Thea 499--Senior Review 1 Danc (must include Danc 255, 355) 16
In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements, the emphasis in musical theatre requires elective hours (15-17) chosen from any area, including theatre arts, to bring the total number of credits to 129 semester hours.
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.
|First Year Writing I||3||Complete 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: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.|
|2 associated science labs||2||Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.|
|3 hrs fine & perform arts||3||Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot beused to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.|
|3 hrs humanities||3||Successfully complete 3 hours in one of the following areas: African American Studies; classical civilization; Gender Studies 103, 201, 333, 311, 390; philosophy; religion; or Southern Studies 101, 102.|
|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, JOUR 101, 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.|
|Select an emphasis||Select an emphasis area within the B.F.A. 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||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|
|Overall Major GPA||Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.|