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The BFA in performance prepares students who are serious, dedicated and gifted for a career in the performing arts. The program is designed to foster the skills and knowledge commensurate with the demands of a life in the theatre. The purpose of the concentration is to develop individual performers equipped to enter the professional arena and to prepare students for further study on the graduate or conservatory level. Admission to the BFA program is by audition after students have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours.
- Completion of the same requirements as those of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including all general education requirements except the foreign language requirement.
- Completion of 126 credit hours, including at least 70 in Theatre.
- Acting sequence (18 credits).
THE 230 , THE 339 (taken 3 times); THE 345 , THE 352 . THE 230 and THE 339 must be taken in sequence during the freshman and sophomore years; the balance of the sequence may be taken in any order.
- Voice and movement sequence (17 credits).
THE 221 , THE 331 , THE 338 , THE 351 ; THE 333 /DAN 333 ; six credits in dance technique or ensemble selected in consultation with Dance advisor.
- Theatre history (9 credits).
THE 150 , THE 300 , THE 301 .
- Design/Technical (16 credits).
THE 214 , THE 215 , THE 314 or THE 315 ; ART 251 /THE 251 , ART 271 /THE 271 ;THE 275 /WGS 275 .
- Directing (3 credits).
THE 320 .
- Theatre practica (6 credits).
THE 121 (taken 1-2 times), THE 122 (taken 1-2 times); THE 123 (taken 1-3 times).
- Electives (3 credits).
Additional credits in music, theatre or dance theory or performance chosen in consultation with the BFA advisor.
- Capstone (3 credits).
THE 401 (1cr.), THE 425 , (1 cr.), THE 428 (1 cr.).
In addition, the BFA candidate must audition for and be available to be cast in all four mainstage productions mounted each year by the Theatre and Dance Department. Each BFA candidate is reviewed by the Theatre faculty in audition/interviews at the end of each semester. The BFA candidate is also responsible for completing a reading list (available from the Theatre faculty) by the last semester of the senior year.