BFA Acting for Stage & Screen Course Requirements

BFA Emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen Course Requirements

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The emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen requires 129 total semester hours, including the following theatre arts and dance courses:

Departmental Core 
Thea 120 - Intro to Theatre, Film, and Dance
Thea 121 - Creative Thinking
Thea 226 - Script Analysis
Two of the following: Thea 270, Thea 271, Thea 272 – Basic Lighting & Sound Technology, Introduction to Stagecraft, Introduction to Costumes for the Stage
Thea 338, 339 - Technology Lab I, II
Three of the following:  Thea 321, Thea 322, Thea 323, Thea 326, Thea 327, Thea 328, Thea 329, Thea 421, Thea 422 – Theatre History I, Theatre History II, Film and Aristotle, Dramatic Literature I, Dramatic Literature II, Diverse Voices in American Dramatic Literature, Queer Playwriting and Culture, Musical Theatre History and Literature I, Musical Theatre History and Literature II
Thea 499 - Senior Seminar

Performance Core 
Thea 110 - Intro to Acting
Thea 111 - Realism for Stage and Screen
Thea 114 - Movement for the Actor I
Thea 163 - Intro to Musical Theatre Performance
Thea 210 - Scene Work for Stage and Screen
Thea 212 - Voice for the Actor I
Thea 268 - Speech for the Actor
Thea 310 - Acting Styles
Thea 316 - Business of Acting and Auditioning
Thea 410 - Acting Process and Integration
Thea 418 - Screen Acting Capstone I
Thea 419 - Screen Acting Capstone II

Performance Electives
In addition to the requirements above students must take 21 hours from the following performance courses:

Danc 151 - Ballet I
Danc 152 - Contemporary Dance I
Danc 153 - Jazz Dance I
Danc 154 - Tap Dance I
Danc 252 - Contemporary Dance II
Danc 253 - Jazz II
Danc 254 - Tap II
Danc 255 - Theatre Dance I
Danc 351 - Ballet III
Danc 352 - Contemporary Dance III
Danc 353 - Jazz III
Danc 354 - Tap III
Danc 355 - Theatre Dance II
Thea 207 - Intro to Acting for the Screen
Thea 215 - Improvisation
Thea 216 - Voice-Over Acting
Thea 221 - Auditioning for Film and Television
Thea 264 - Musical Theatre Voice Studies I
Thea 295 - Theatre Practicum I
Thea 304 - Acting Shakespeare
Thea 307 - Advanced Screen Acting
Thea 308 - Comedic Screen Acting
Thea 311 - Classic Comedy Styles
Thea 312 - Voice for the Actor II
Thea 317 - Advanced Acting Styles
Thea 318 - Screen Acting Styles: Action/Adventure
Thea 324 - Commedia dell'Arte
Thea 330 - Stage Combat I
Thea 331 - Stage Combat II
Thea 332 - Period Movement and Manners
Thea 333 - Devised Theatre
Thea 335 - The Alexander Technique
Thea 337 - Physical Theatre Styles
Thea 342 - Unarmed Stage Combat
Thea 343 - Single Sword Stage Combat
Thea 344 - Broadsword Stage Combat
Thea 345 - Rapier & Dagger Stage Combat
Thea 346 - Knife Stage Combat
Thea 347 - Quarterstaff Stage Combat
Thea 348 - Sword & Shield Stage Combat
Thea 349 - Smallsword Stage Combat
Thea 364 - Musical Theatre Voice Studies II
Thea 368 - Dialect for Stage and Screen
Thea 395 - Theare Practicum II
Thea 411 - Classic Dramatic Styles
Thea 412 - Voice for the Actor III
Thea 464 - Musical Theatre Voice Studies III
Thea 465 - Musical Theatre Performance I
Thea 466 - Musical Theatre Performance II
Thea 495 - Theatre Practicum III

In addition to the core curriculum and theatre arts requirements, the emphasis in Acting for Stage & Screen requires elective hours hosen from any area, including theatre arts, to bring the total number of credits to 129 semester hours.

BFA Requirements from the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog.