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B.F.A. in Theatre Arts - 4 Year

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BFA in Musical Theatre - 4 Year BFA in Design and Tech - 4 Year
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Theatre Arts, B.F.A

General Education Curriculum (36)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy (12)

English (9)

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Speech (3)

 
SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy (7)

 

Mathematics (3)

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite.

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science (4)

Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1403 Fundamentals of Science 4 Credits
BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1418 Chemistry in Context 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy (9)

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Literacy (8)

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Major Requirements

Theatre Arts Core

THA 0140 Theatre Arts Practic 1 Credit

THA 1300 Intro to Theatre 3 Credits
THA 1301 Acting I 3 Credits
THA 1310 Technical Theatre I 3 Credits
THA 1312 Technical Theatre II 3 Credits
THA 2300 Text Analysis 3 Credits
THA 3310 Thea/Stage Mgmt 3 Credits
THA 4301 Senior Project 3 Credits
THA 4312 Directing 3 Credits
THA 4341 History of the Theatre I 3 Credits
THA 4342 History of the Theatre II 3 Credits

THA 0140 must be taken every semester a declared major.

THA 1300, THA 1301, THA 2300* may be used to satisfy the GEC.

Each student in the BFA program will select an emphasis area.

Emphasis Areas

Design and Technology

THA 3306 Scene Design 3 Credits
THA 3311 Theatre Costume Design 3 Credits
THA 3321 Stage Lighting 3 Credits
THA 3324 Sound Engineering & Design 3 Credits
THA 3326 Design Technology 3 Credits
THA 4318 Production Administration 3 Credits

9 hours of the following

THA 3303 Scene Paint & Design 3 Credits
THA 3312 Theatrical Makeup 3 Credits
THA 4346 Advanced Design: Topic 3 Credits
THA 4376 Properties Des/Const 3 Credits

THA 4346 may be repeated with a new topic

choose one of the following

THA 3307 Playwriting I 3 Credits
THA 3343 Survey of Mus Theatre 3 Credits

Acting

THA 1302 Acting II 3 Credits
THA 2104 Foundations of Theatre Dance 1 Credit

THA 2307 Voice and Speech for Actors 3 Credits
THA 2315 Movement for Actors 3 Credits
THA 3312 Theatrical Makeup 3 Credits

12 hours of the following

THA 3315 Act Styles: Musical Theatre 3 Credits
THA 4345 Advanced Acting Studies: Topic 3 Credits

THA 4345 may be repeated with a new topic

choose one of the following

THA 3306 Scene Design 3 Credits
THA 3311 Theatre Costume Design 3 Credits
THA 3321 Stage Lighting 3 Credits
THA 3324 Sound Engineering & Design 3 Credits

choose one of the following

THA 3307 Playwriting I 3 Credits
THA 3343 Survey of Mus Theatre 3 Credits

Musical Theatre

THA 1302 Acting II 3 Credits
THA 1305 Fundamentals of Music 3 Credits
THA 2104 Foundations of Theatre Dance 1 Credit

THA 2307 Voice and Speech for Actors 3 Credits
THA 2315 Movement for Actors 3 Credits
THA 3312 Theatrical Makeup 3 Credits
THA 3315 Act Styles: Musical Theatre 3 Credits
THA 3343 Survey of Mus Theatre 3 Credits

3 hours of

THA 2108 Dance Styles 1 Credit

11 hours of Private Voice Lessons (TAP or MAP)

choose one of the following

THA 3306 Scene Design 3 Credits
THA 3311 Theatre Costume Design 3 Credits
THA 3321 Stage Lighting 3 Credits
THA 3324 Sound Engineering & Design 3 Credits

Electives

Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.


Total Hours (120)