The B.F.A. Acting Specialization prepares students for entry into professional theatre as specialists in performance or for graduate study in the area. Actor training is process oriented with emphasis placed on developing a flexible vocal/physical/sensory instrument to be integrated with a specific system of text analysis for use in the creation of a role.
In addition to the regental and university general education requirements, the following courses are required:
The following is only an example of a four-year plan. Students who do not declare a B.F.A. Theatre major in the fall as a first-year student or who do not know which specialization they wish to pursue may find that it will take more than four years to accommodate the requirements for the B.F.A. degree based upon the standards established by theatre’s accrediting organization, the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Some of the courses listed below are one of several choices that can be made by students, so individual course schedules may vary. Students may also have individual reasons for changing the order of the following curriculum. Students must consult a theatre advisor immediately upon declaring a B.F.A. Theatre major and before registering each semester.