BFA Four-Year Degree Plan: Acting

Theatre and Dance Undergrad BFA 4 yr

The acting track option in the theatre and dance BFA program may be completed in four years or eight semesters. The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that may be considered upon admission to the University. Your degree plan may vary due to availability of courses and course offerings.

Sample schedule

This sample schedule should only serve as a guide and should not replace regular meetings with your advisor. Be sure to verify your schedule with the projected course offerings.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

THE 121 Acting Studio I 3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
General education requirements 6
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 221 Acting Studio II 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
THE 226 Intermediate Voice and Movement 2
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
General education requirements 2
THE 210 Writing for Theatre 3
Total hours17

Third semester (fall)

THE 228 Singing for the Actor 2
THE 321 Acting Studio III 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
General education requirements 9
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

THE 421 Acting Studio IV 3
THE 260 Costume Construction I 2
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab 1
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
General education requirements 7
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

THE 326 Advanced Voice for the Actor 3
THE 451 Auditions 2
THE 430 Directing I 3
General education requirements 6
Total hours14

Sixth semester (spring)

THE 328 Stage Combat 3
THE 327 Advanced Movement for the Actor 3
THE 424 Dialects 1
General education requirements 7
Total hours14

Seventh semester (fall)

THE 411 (Course no longer offered. See an advisor for a replacement class.) 3
THE 498 Advanced Actor Seminar 2
THE 543 Development of Modern Theatre
or THE 545 Contemporary Theatre
or THE 547 Development of American Theatre
THE 505 Theatre for Children and Youth
or THE 510 Scripting and Performing
or THE 530 Directing II
Elective 5
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

THE 492 Senior BFA Project 1
THE 522 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera 3
THE/DAN/MUS elective 5
General education requirements 6
Total hours15