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 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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 course 3
General education course 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
General education course 3
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

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

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 421 Acting Studio IV 3
THE 260 Costume Construction I
or THE 255 Lighting Design I
2
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab
or THE 256 Lighting Lab
1
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
General education course 3
General education course 4
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 326 Advanced Voice for the Actor 3
THE 451 Auditions 2
THE 430 Directing I 3
General education course 3
General education course 3
Electives and/or practicum 2
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 328 Combat and Violence for Stage and Screen 3
THE 327 Advanced Movement for the Actor 3
THE 424 Dialects 1
THE 522 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera 3
General education course 4
Electives and/or practicum 1
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
THE 511 Structures and Styles Shakespeare 3
THE 489 Advanced Actor Seminar 2
THE 510 Scripting and Performing
or THE 530 Directing II
or THE 543 Development of Modern Theatre
or THE 545 Contemporary Theatre
or (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.)
or (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.)
0-3
Electives and/or practicum 2
General education course 4
Total hours14

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
THE 492 Senior BFA Project 1
THE 524 Acting on Film 3
Electives 5
General education course 3
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 06-18-2018.