BFA Three-Year Transfer Plan: Acting

Transfer guides for the BFA acting option assist students transferring to Missouri State to complete their degree. These plans require you to complete specific courses that will count towards the BFA program.

If you do not meet the necessary requirements for a pre-defined three-year transfer plan, you can work with an advisor to create a plan of study based on the courses that you have completed.

Being admitted into the program

Admittance into the BFA program not only requires acceptance into Missouri State but also requires you to audition for acceptance into the acting degree track.

Transfer guides

The following universities have specific plans for students transferring into Missouri State University.

Theatre and Dance Undergrad BFA Three Year Transfer - Acting

Sample schedule

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

Spring semester (prior to BFA Acting residence)

THE 130 Introduction to Script Analysis 3
THE 224 Stage Makeup I 1
THE 150 Introduction to Theatre Technology 2
THE 151 Introduction to Theatre Technology Lab 1
General education course 10
Total hours17

First semester (fall)

THE 121 Acting Studio I 3
THE 122 The Tools of the Actor 3
THE 541 Theatre History I 3
THE 250 Stagecraft and Construction I 2
THE 251 Stagecraft and Construction Lab 1
General education course 3
General education course 3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

THE 221 Acting Studio II 3
THE 226 Intermediate Voice and Movement 2
THE 260 Costume Construction I
or THE 255 Lighting Design I
THE 261 Costume Construction Lab
or THE 256 Lighting Lab
THE 542 Theatre History II 3
General education course 3
General education course 4
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

THE 321 Acting Studio III 3
THE 326 Advanced Voice for the Actor 3
THE 430 Directing I 3
THE 228 Singing for the Actor 2
General education course 3
General education course 4
Total hours18

Fourth semester (spring)

THE 421 Acting Studio IV 3
THE 328 Combat and Violence for Stage and Screen 3
THE 327 Advanced Movement for the Actor 3
Electives and/or practicum 2
THE 522 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera 3
General education course 4
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

THE 511 Structures and Styles Shakespeare 3
THE 510 Scripting and Performing
or THE 530 Directing II
or THE 543 Development of Modern Theatre
or THE 545 Contemporary Theatre
THE 489 Advanced Actor Seminar 2
THE 451 Auditions 2
Electives and/or practicum 4
General education course 3
Total hours17

Sixth semester (spring)

THE 492 Senior BFA Project 1
THE 522 Auditioning and Acting for the Camera 3
THE 424 Dialects 1
THE 524 Acting on Film 3
Electives and/or practicum 4
General education course 4
Total hours16

Transfer tips for success

This major requires a departmental audition. The acting requirements in this degree plan take six semesters to complete, allowing you (transferring from another institution or an internal major change) to complete the BFA Acting track in a three-year course of study.  

Also, each transfer situation is unique in the number and types of general education credit hours brought in. This tracking sheet is meant to serve as a guide, and it is likely that your general education course equivalencies may vary somewhat.  

Please see your advisor early in your first program year and in each following semester to discuss variations of your own degree plan.  

All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for information al purposes and are subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility.  

Additionally, this degree plan does not list options for department intersession and summer courses. It is recommended that transfers students in the three-year BFA acting track consider summer classes to ease the major course load in the junior and senior years. 

Degree plan last reviewed 06-19-2018.