2020-2021 Catalog

Major: Acting, B.F.A. (1007), 60 Credits

 

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 60 Credits; Elective Credits: 18 Credits

The B.F.A. in Acting is an intensive 60-credit program focusing on performance work and acting techniques. Prospective students for the B.F.A must not only satisfy the academic requirements for acceptance to the College, but must also give strong evidence of professional promise as demonstrated through an interview and audition. The program usually requires a three-year residency at the College.

Continuation in the BFA Acting program is based on the Theatre faculty’s evaluation of each student’s progress and potential. All B.F.A students are evaluated each year and recommendations for continuation in the program are made according to the following criteria:

  • Maintenance of a 2.8 cumulative average or better in all course work and a 3.0 average or better in all major courses.
  • Participation in sophomore and junior Acting Evaluations.
  • Yearly evaluation by the student’s acting mentor in consultation with the Acting Program Coordinators.

 

Learning Outcomes for the Majors in Acting (B.F.A)

Upon completing the Acting major, students will be able to:

  • Students will analyze dramatic literature and conduct production research for several periods, including contemporary and Modern Realism, High Comedy and Shakespeare.
  • From the analysis of dramatic literature, students will actualize actions and objectives that can be played moment-to-moment.
  • Student will play these actions integrated with physical and vocal depth.

Required Courses: (60 credits)

THTR 110Stagecraft

3

THTR 215Script Analysis

3

THTR 202-203Voice & Speech for the Actor

3-3

THTR 211Acting: Process & Technique

3

THTR 212Acting: Beginning Scene Study

3

THTR 341Acting: Intermediate Scene Study

3

THTR 342Acting: Advanced Scene Study

3

THTR 223Movement for Actors I

3

THTR 224Movement for Actors II

3

THTR 230Theatre History I: Antiquity to the Restoration

3

THTR 231Theatre History II: 18th Century to the Present

3

Dramatic Literature Course 300/400-level

3

THTR 305Elements of Directing

3

THTR 306Acting: Heightened Language and Historical Contexts

3

THTR 311Shakespeare

3

THTR 326Advanced Scene Study: British Comedy 

3

THTR 414Acting: Shakespeare

3

THTR 430Acting: Special Topics

3

THTR 465 Advanced Studies in Drama & Theatre

3