Return to: Degree Programs

Concentrations

  • BFA Theatre-Musical Theatre
  • BFA Theatre-Design and Technology
  • BFA Theatre-Performance
  • BFA Theatre-Stage Management

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 120

ESOL Track
Students who completed ESOL 1311 and ESOL 1312 will need to also complete ESOL 2303 with a grade of C or better.
University Core Curriculum
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements. 42
BFA Theatre Major
Required Courses:
THEA 2110Theatre Practicum I1
THEA 2301Scenic and Lighting Principles3
THEA 2303Acting Fundamentals3
THEA 3110Theatre Practicum II1
THEA 3322Script Analysis3
THEA 3323Stage Management3
THEA 3325Directing I3
THEA 3341Principles of Costuming3
THEA 3351Theatre Hist and Literature I3
THEA 3352Theatre Hist and Literature II3
THEA 4110Theatre Practicum III1
THEA 4111Theatre Practicum IV1
THEA 4112Theatre Practicum V1
THEA 4113Theatre Practicum VI1
Concentration
Select one of the following concentrations45-48
Total Hours120

Concentration in Design and Technology 

Required Courses:
THEA 2304Theatre Graphics & Technology3
THEA 3306Scene Design3
THEA 3342Lighting Design3
THEA 3344Costume Design3
THEA 4333Collaboration & Industry Std3
THEA 4019Portfolio Development0
ARTF 1302Basic Drawing I3
ARTH 1306History of Art II (C)3
Concentration Elective18
Select Six Courses:
Advanced Scene Design
Special Topics in Acting
Advanced Lighting Design
Advanced Costume Design
Advanced Technical Solns
Scenic Painting
History of Costume Design
Costume Patterning
Intro to Music Technology
Advanced Music Technology
Adv Drawing I: Life Drawing
Sound Design Lab
Stage Makeup
Costume Construction
Welding for the Arts
Lighting Programming
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.
Performing Arts Management
Digital Photography

Concentration in Performance

Required Courses:
THEA 1303Voice/Movement for Stage I3
THEA 3304Scene Study I3
THEA 2319Voice/Mvmt for Stage II3
THEA 3313Scene Study II3
THEA 3314Acting for the Camera3
THEA 3316Audition Techniques3
THEA 3319Voice/Mvmt for Stage III3
THEA 4300Directing II3
THEA 4307Scene Study III3
THEA 4313Acting Shakespeare3
THEA 4316Acting Shakespeare II3
THEA 4317Acting Genres3
THEA 4319Dialects for the Stage3
Core Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in Acting
Special Topics in Directing
Theatre Internship
Music/Dance Sequence:
Complete a sequence of the following options:6
Music Sequence:
English Diction and Repertory
Voice Class
Voice Class
Dance Sequence:
Dance for the Music Theatre I
Ballet I
Contemporary Dance I

Concentration in Musical Theatre

Required Courses:
THEA 1100Voice for Musical Theatre (Complete three semesters)1
THEA 1303Voice/Movement for Stage I3
THEA 1398Keyboard Skills for Actors I3
THEA 1399Keyboard Skills for Actors II3
THEA 2323Fundamtls of Music Theatr Perf3
THEA 3304Scene Study I3
THEA 3313Scene Study II3
THEA 3316Audition Techniques3
THEA 3326Musical Theatre Workshop I3
THEA 3355Broadway Musicals-A History3
THEA 4302Musical Theatre Workshop II3
THEA 4306Musical Theatre Workshop III3
THEA 4313Acting Shakespeare3
Dance:
Select one of the following:3
Dance for the Music Theatre I
Dance for the Music Theatre II
Dance fr the Music Theatre III
Elective:
Select one of the following:3
Voice/Mvmt for Stage II
Scene Study III

Concentration in Stage Management

Required Courses:
THEA 1303Voice/Movement for Stage I3
THEA 2304Theatre Graphics & Technology3
THEA 3306Scene Design3
THEA 3312Performing Arts Management3
THEA 3332Lighting Programming3
THEA 3342Lighting Design3
THEA 3344Costume Design3
THEA 3387Leadership in Perf. Arts Org.3
THEA 4019Portfolio Development0
THEA 4312Advanced Lighting Design3
THEA 4314Advanced Costume Design3
THEA 4332Advanced Scene Design3
Core Elective
Select five courses from below:6
Scene Study I
Audition Techniques
Advanced Technical Solns
Stage Makeup
Theatre Internship
Welding for the Arts
History of Costume Design
Directing II
Theatre Pract/Non-Majors
Advanced Lighting Design
Advanced Costume Design
Advanced Scene Design
Collaboration & Industry Std
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective I
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective II
Non-Theatre Upper Division Elective III

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6