Students pursuing the BFA will complete 48 credit hours in the BFA core curriculum and 69 + credit hours in their area of concentration, for a total of approximately 117 credit hours. Admission into the BFA program is by audition/interview only.
The BFA in Theatre is a rigorous and competitive program of study for students interested in pursuing careers in the professional theatre. This pre-professional program is designed to combine intensive training with a liberal arts education. All aspects of theatre—art, craft, business and education—are examined, with a focus on theatrical production..
The expanded curriculum of the program embraces classes not only in theatre, but in dance, art and music.
The BFA curriculum is designed to immerse students in the practicalities of theatre production and the theatre world. Conservatory style training is augmented by traditional academic studies in theatre history, literature, criticism and play reading.
The overall objectives of the BFA in Theatre at WOU are as follows:
TA 165 Production Dynamics (3)
TA 166 Text Analysis and Scene Study (3)
TA 167 Play Reading (3)
TA 244 Technical Theatre: Scenecraft (3)
TA 245 Technical Theatre: Lighting (3)
TA 246 Technical Theatre: Costuming (3)
TA 265 Acting I or TA 251 Elements of Acting (3)
TA 364 Play Direction (3)
Chose Five: (15)
TA 381 Greek, Roman and Medieval Theatre
TA 382 Renaissance Theatre
TA 383 European Theatre 1660-1875
TA 384 European Theatre 1875-Present
TA 385 American Theatre
TA 386 International Theatre
TA 395, 396, 397 Special Studies—Plays in Progress (6)
TA 453 Capstone Experience (3)
D Beginning Dance Sequence (3)
TA 205 Stage Speech I (3)
TA 252 Technical Theatre: Makeup (3)
TA 253 Production Workshop: Play (5)
TA 255 Physical Studio I (3)
TA 261 Physical Studio II (3)
TA 271 Acting II (3)
TA 290 Voice I (3)
TA 305 Stage Speech II (3)
TA 351 Voice II (3)
TA 353 Production Workshop: Play (5)
TA 360 Contemporary Audition (3)
TA 368 Physical Studio III (3)
TA 370 Acting for the Camera (3)
TA 371 Acting III (4)
TA 394 Acting IV (4)
TA 405 Acting Shakespeare (3)
TA 420 Acting V (3)
TA 432 Styles I: Modernism (3)
TA 433 Styles II: Restoration/Manners (3)
TA 437 Acting Shakespeare II (3)
Note:. A combined total of twelve (12) credit hours in Mathematics, Computer Science or designated statistics courses is required for this degree. A minimum of one course in Mathematics and one course in Computer Science is required; any remaining required credit hours may be from either discipline or statistics. MTH 105, and CS 101 may not be used to meet any portion of this twelve (12) credit requirement.
The above must be submitted at least one day prior to the scheduled audition/interview date.
Acting Audition Preparation:
Once enrolled in the program, all BFA Actor Training majors are required to audition for all department productions. Continuation in the program is determined by an annual review process.
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