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Emphasis - Design and Theatre Production

B.F.A. in Theatre Arts

Description

The B.F.A. 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 for stage and screen, design and theatre production, or film production. Students must have a successful audition or portfolio review by theatre arts faculty for admission to the B.F.A. degree program.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 129

General Education Requirements

The general education requirements for the B.F.A. in theatre 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, 315L 6-8
Mathematics (from among college algebra, quantitative reasoning, or a 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 - Design and Theatre Production

Description

The emphasis in design/theatre production is a comprehensive design program that allows students to concentrate in stage management or costume, lighting, sound, or scenic design. In addition to rigorous classroom work--in their field of study as well as in theory, history, literature, directing, and business and employment practices--students have individualized instruction and multiple opportunities for realized design projects in main-stage and studio productions and are able to compile portfolios that will help them achieve professional employment or enter graduate school.

Students may opt to pursue the BFA in design/theatre production at any time. Portfolio reviews are held at the end of each semester to ensure that all design and theatre production students are progressing at a satisfactory rate. Success in this review is necessary for continued study in the BFA design and theatre production program.

Course Requirements

The emphasis in design and theatre technology requires 129 total semester hours, including the following theatre arts courses:

Design and Technology Hours
Thea 171. Rendering for the Theatre 3
Thea 192, 291, 292, 391, 392, 491, 492 Production Studies I-VII 14
Thea 270. Basic Lighting & Sound Technology 3
Thea 271. Stagecraft 3
Thea 272. Intro to Costumes for the Stage 3
Thea 274. Theatre Design Graphics 3
One of the following: Thea 276 or Art 201. Fundamentals ofComputer-aided Design or Digital Imaging 3
Thea 287. The Business of Theatre Design 3
Thea 370. Introduction to Scenic Design 3
Thea 372. Introduction to Lighting Design 3
Thea 375. Introduction to Costume Design 3
One of the following: Thea 470, 471, 474. Scenic, Lighting, CostumeDesign II 3
Theory, History, and Literature Hours
Thea 226. Script Analysis 3
Thea 321. Theatre History I 3
Thea 327. Dramatic Literature II 3
One of the following: Thea 374, 377. Intro to the History of Dress,Intro to the History of Decor 3
Other Theatre Requirements Hours
Thea 120. Intro to Theatre, Film, and Dance 3
Thea 121. Creative Thinking 3
Thea 499. Senior Seminar 3
Other Requirements Hours
One of the following: AH 201, 202. Art History I, II 3

In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements, the emphasis in design/technology requires 5 hours of approved design and technology electives and other elective hours 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.

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