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Academic Program Guide

Theatre, BFA (Acting)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The curriculum for B.F.A. degree students in acting is a pre-professional program that provides intensive, in-depth training. It will provide the foundation necessary and essential for continued specialization in acting at the graduate level or in the professional theatre. The B.F.A. degree in acting is a limited-access major. To be formally admitted to the major, you must have been accepted through an audition, have earned a B minus or better in THE2020, a C minus or better in all other Theatre required courses, and have the required overall GPA of 2.50

Mapping Coordinator: Michelle Diamonti

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
THE2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
TPP2110 Acting Techniques I3
TPP3510 Movement Techniques I3
TPP2710 Voice Techniques I4
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
TPA2291 Technical Theatre Laboratory1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Must receive “S” in THE4990
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Complete THE2020 w/B minus or better
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
1st GE Core Mathematics course3
TPP3711 Voice Techniques II3
TPA2201 Introduction to Technical Theatre or GE Course3
TPP2110 Acting Techniques I3
TPA2248 Stage Makeup2
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 3 hrs
TPP4712 Voice Techniques III3
TPP2111 Acting Techniques II3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course3
GE Course3
TPP3511 Movement Techniques II3
THE3213 World Theatre History I3
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 3
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 4 hrs
THE3214 World Theatre History II 3
TPP2111 Acting Techniques II3
TPP4713 Voice Techniques IV3
TPP4922 Performance Workshop2
GE Course or TPA2201 Introduction to Technical Theatre3
GE Core Social Science3
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 4
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Summer hrs
London Theatre Experience TPP4531 Stage Combat /THE4913 Theatre Tutorial 6
Term 5 hrs
TPP4922 Performance Workshop2
TPP4113 Acting Techniques III or TPP2111 Acting Techniques II3
TPP3265 Acting for the Camera3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 5
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 6 hrs
THE4303 Play Analysis3
GE History3
GE Natural Science3
Major Elective3
TPP4922 Performance Workshop2
TPP4512 Advanced Movement3
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 6
Complete a Theatre graduation check
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 7 hrs
Major elective2
TPP4113 Acting Techniques III3
TPP4922 Performance Workshop2
GE Social Science3
GE Ethics3
TPP2190L Theatre Rehearsal and Performance 2
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 7
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Term 8 hrs
THE4260 Historic Costume3
TPP4922 Performance Workshop2
TPP4310 Directing I3
THE4954 Culminations1
THE4990 Attend All School Events 0
Milestones 8
Overall GPA ≥ 2.5
Major GPA ≥ 3.0
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Must pass exit juries

Employment Information
Representative Job titles Related to this Major: Actor/Actress, Producer, Playwright-Writer, Drama Critic, Director, Artistic Director, Teacher, Coach

Representative Employers: Theatre Companies, Regional Theatres, Movie Producers, Television Studios, Park Districts, Stock Companies, Dinner Theatres, Opera Companies, Theme Parks, Children’s Theatre, Community Theatre, Universities, Community Colleges

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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