Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate 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, shu[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.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting Degree


1st Year – Fall


Total: 15.5 credits


1st Year – Spring


Total: 13 credits


2nd Year – Fall


Total: 15.5 credits


2nd Year – Spring


Total: 17 credits


3rd Year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


3rd Year – Spring


Total: 16.5 credits


4th Year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


4th Year – Spring


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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