Acting Specialization

(B.F.A. 60 credits min., B.A. 36 credits. min.)

The Acting Specialization offers courses for individuals pursuing work in the theatre, musical theatre, and film or television. With a foundation in both contemporary acting approaches and methodologies, and an overview of historical acting styles, this program combines academic training with performance opportunities in both mainstage and laboratory theatre environments.

Acting 1
Acting 2
Theatre Core18 credits
TH 100Intro to Theatre3 credits
TH 105Intro to Tech. Theatre 3 credits
TH 111Technical Theatre Lab I (min. 2 credits required)

1 credit
1 credit

TH 155Acting I: Fundamentals3 credits
TH 439Theatre History I3 credits
TH 440Theatre History II3 credits
TH 497Senior Seminar1 credit

Acting Specialization Requirements12 credits
TH 156Voice and Movement3 credits
TH 255
or TH 256
Acting 2: Role Analysis
Acting 3: Scene Study
3 credits
TH 323Play Directing3 credits
TH 355Acting 4: Period Styles3 credits

Acting Specialization Electives:BFA: 30 credits min.
BA: 6 credits min.
TH 180Theatre Ensemble1 credit
TH 300Special Topics3 credits
TH 255Acting 2: Role Analysis3 credits
TH 256Acting 3: Scene Study3 credits
TH 295Principles of Cost. & Makeup3 credits
TH 379Theatre for Social Change3 credits
TH 380Theatre Ensemble3 credits
TH 389Critical Readings3 credits
TH 391Lighting Design3 credits
TH 392Scene Design3 credits
TH 441Contemporary Theatre3 credits
TH 455Acting 5: Camera3 credits
TH 459Independent Study3 credits
TH 499Internship3 credits
THAny TH elective not listed above1-6 credits
DANElective1-6 credits
MUSElective1-5 credits