Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

The degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) with a major in theatre provides intense preparation for students desiring to become competent and knowledgeable in all areas of theatre.  General education requirements are those of LAS majors (non-teaching) and are printed in the undergraduate catalogue.  Majors are required to audition for productions and contribute to all productions, either in the cast or on a crew.  Normally, students are enrolled in TH 272 or TH 472 for each production on which they work. To be eligible for production assignments, students must meet academic eligibility standards as established by the department.

Required Courses (57 hours)

TH 101 Introduction to Theatre (2)
TH 121 Acting I (3)
TH 131 Stagecraft (4)
TH 133 Make-up (2)
TH 210 Movement for Actors
TH 221 Acting II (3)
TH 223 Voice and Diction (3)
TH 234 Stage Costuming (2)
TH 325 Script Analysis (3)
TH 331 Scenery Practicum (1)
TH 334 Costume Practicum (1)
TH 336 Stage Lighting (3)
TH 350 Introduction to Theatrical Design (3)
TH 351 History of Costume and Décor (3)
TH 381 Survey of Dramatic Literature (3)
TH 390 History of the Theatre I (3)
TH 391 History of the Theatre II (3)
TH 426 Play Directing (3)
TH 454 Costume Design (3)
TH 457 Scene Design (3)
TH 497 American Musical Theatre (3)
           –OR–
TH 383 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

Electives (13 hours) Students will work with their advisor to select additional courses in theatre arts, communication, music, art, and/or dance.

For more information about this program, contact Susan J Mai, SAC advisor, or any academic advisor in theatre; at 620.341.5256.

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