Nov 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Acting (B.F.A.)


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Scott Hudson, Director of Acting; Associate Professor, Theatre
Ruebush Hall, Room 127-F, (540) 545-7307, [email protected]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting curriculum is designed for the talented actor who wishes to prepare for a professional acting career in the theatre and its related entertainment industries. The curriculum provides a rigorous course of performance studies with significant opportunities for practical experience, which will enable students to perform creatively, think metacognitively, and operate effectively both as theatre/entertainment industry professionals and as members of a diverse society.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting will be able to:

  • act with their full body instrument across a wide variety of styles, techniques, and stage/media platforms;
  • improvise complex interactive stories in conjunction with both the performer and non-performer;
  • speak with a powerful clean voice capable of conveying text, character, emotion and dialect across the stage and digital mediums; and
  • demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the acting industry from its historical context to its business applications.

1st Year – Fall

TH 101 Acting I Credit(s): 3 * (Domain 1)

TH 110 Improvisation I Credit(s): 2

TH 111 Stage Lighting Credit(s): 3 or TH 112 Stage Craft Credit(s): 3

TH 148 Voice & Speech for the Actor I Credit(s): 3

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

FYS 101 Going Global First-Year Seminar Credit(s): 3 (Domain 7)

Total: 14.5 credits

 

1st Year – Spring

TH 102 Acting II Credit(s): 3 * (Domain 1)

TH 112 Stage Craft Credit(s): 3 or TH 111 Stage Lighting Credit(s): 3

TH 142 Movement for Actors I Credit(s): 2

TH 208 Script Analysis Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2)

TH 249 Voice and Speech for the Actor II Credit(s): 3

Total: 14 credits

 

2nd Year – Fall

TH 201 Acting III Credit(s): 3 *

TH 242 Movement for Actors II Credit(s): 2

TH 251 Voice and Speech for the Actor III Credit(s): 3

TH 351 History of Theatre I Credit(s): 3 (Domain 2)

TH 399 Theatre Production Credit(s): 1 #

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

ENG 101 Composition Credit(s): 3 (Domain 1)

Total: 15.5 credits

 

2nd Year – Spring

APAT 101 Applied Acting Credit(s): 1.5 *

TH 131 Stage Costuming Credit(s): 3

TH 141 Theatrical Stage Makeup Credit(s): 1.5

TH 202 Acting IV Credit(s): 3 *

TH 210 Improvisation II Credit(s): 2

TH 252 Accents and Dialects Credit(s): 3

TH 352 History of Theatre II Credit(s): 3 (Domain 7)

Total: 17 credits

 

3rd Year – Fall

APAT 101 Applied Acting Credit(s): 1.5 *

TH 302 Acting for Shakespeare Credit(s): 3*

TH 307 Directing Credit(s): 3

TH 399 Theatre Production Credit(s): 1 #

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

Quantitative Literacy Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 3)

The Nature of Science Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 4)

Total: 15 credits

 

3rd Year – Spring

APAT 201 Applied Acting Credit(s): 1.5 *

TH 300 Acting for the Camera Credit(s): 3*

TH 309 Preparation for the Theatre Profession Credit(s): 3

TH 323 Script Writing Credit(s): 3

TH 324 Company I: Showmakers Credit(s): 3

Moral Reasoning Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 5)

Total: 16.5 credits

 

4th Year – Fall

APAT 201 Applied Acting Credit(s): 1.5 *

TH 391 Company Production Credit(s): 1

TH 401 Auditioning Credit(s): 3

TH 405 Future Stages I Credit(s): 3

TH 422 Company II: Film Credit(s): 3

TH 449 Voiceover Credit(s): 3

PRF 101 Performance Forum Credit(s): 0.5

Total: 15 credits

 

4th Year – Spring

TH 391 Company Production Credit(s): 1

TH 402 Actor’s Portfolio Credit(s): 3*

TH 406 Future Stages II Credit(s): 3

TH 423 Company III: Play Credit(s): 3*

The Individual in Society Elective Credit(s): 3 (Domain 6)

Total: 13 credits

Degree Total: 120.5 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

#Students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting curriculum are required to audition for all non-musical productions (and may audition for musical productions), and must accept the role(s) in which they are cast. A minimum of two successful completions are required.

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