Theatre Arts (BFA)

Acting

Program Requirements

Required General Education

Survey of theatre arts; lectures, with lab experience available. Note: Students may not take both THEA 115 and this class.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-06

Major Common Core

Performance scenes and acting exercises for the beginning theatre major.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Introduction to the theory and practice of directing for the theatre.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 and THEA 101 or THEA 110 

The study and application of various analytical approaches to play texts in preparation for production.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Survey of theatrical history from its origins to 1700.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Survey of theatrical history from 1700 to the present.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Theatre Activity - Choose 5 Credit(s). Choose from at least three different areas

Acting in a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on stage or house management, or public relations. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Serve as Dance Captain, to assist the Choreographer, for a mainstage or approved production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent

Work on stage crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on costumes or wardrobe crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on lighting crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Work on sound crew in a mainstage production. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Emphasis Common Core

Choose any 6 credits of studio dance; must have 3 credits of THEA 300; must have 4 credits of THEA 302; must take THEA 416 twice; must have 3 credits of any approved Theatre elective.

Instructs the student through a series of movement exercises in body alignment, breathing, flexibility, strength and coordination.

Prerequisites: Consent 

The process of character structuring through script analysis and scene work.

Prerequisites: THEA 110 or consent 

The development of a repertoire of audition pieces to increase the ability to perform with confidence on short notice.

Prerequisites: THEA 110 or consent 

Fundamental concepts of technical theatre; an overview of basic stagecraft, costuming, lighting, and sound in the contemporary theatre.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Theory and practical laboratory work in stage makeup applications.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Technical work and/or acting in summer theatre productions. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

A considerable production responsibility dealing with the preparation and performance of a major acting role. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Introduction to the various career opportunities directly in or appertaining to theatrical arts performance.

Prerequisites: THEA 100 

Introduction to musical theatre performance techniques for the American Musical Theatre actor.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

Study and exercises in vocal development emphasizing the demands of stage speech.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

Study and exercises in vocal development, including the study of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

A study and practice of vocal dialects most often used in performance.

Prerequisites: THEA 413 

A continuation of Stage Dialects I.

Prerequisites: THEA 413 

Advanced scene studies with a focus on analysis and the varied approaches to developing motivations.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

The development of individual performance craft and advanced acting methodologies.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

Advanced scene studies in classical and stylized dramatic literature.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 or consent 

Development of performance craft for the media.

Prerequisites: THEA 210 and consent 

An exploration of basic skills involved in unarmed combat and a variety of historical weapons systems with primary emphasis on theatricality and safety.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Emphasis Restricted Electives

Choose 3 Credit(s).

A visual appreciation of assorted cultures through the study of their architecture, decoration, furniture, utensils, etc.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Survey of costume history from ancient Egypt to 1900.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Choose 9 Credit(s).

Development of techniques and skills in the creation of scenery.

Prerequisites: THEA 240 or consent 

Theory and techniques in costume design and execution.

Prerequisites: THEA 240 or consent 

The study of lighting equipment, usage, techniques and stage lighting design.

Prerequisites: THEA 270 

Production and sound effects, electronic sound reinforcement of live performance, choice and operation of sound equipment, as well as basic music styles and terminology.

Prerequisites: consent 

Choose 6 Credit(s).

Refinement of model building and drawing skills in theatrical design.

Prerequisites: THEA 440 

Advanced costume design theory and techniques.

Prerequisites: THEA 460 

Solving particular lighting design challenges.

Prerequisites: THEA 470 

Integrated sound design to support and enhance theatrical production.

Prerequisites: THEA 475 

Choose 4 Credit(s).

Special assignments in stage management, house, and/or concessions management, public relations or related areas. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Preparation and execution of a major scene design assignment. Requires a design and construction schedule, preliminary and final design concepts, and necessary drafting details. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

A considerable production responsibility dealing with some technical aspects including technical drawings, budget management, or construction techniques. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Full and assistant costume design assignments for theatre productions. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

The construction of costumes for theatre productions. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Preparation and execution of a major lighting design assignment. Requires a design with appropriate schedules, supervision of hanging, focusing and cues. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent 

Preparation and execution of a major sound design assignment including all sound effects, reinforcement and amplification. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: Consent