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Theatre Arts - Acting Emphasis, B.F.A.

Requirements

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, Acting students receive extensive training in acting, voice, movement, and auditioning, while Musical Theatre students receive extensive training in movement, dance, and vocal and singing technique, as well as acting. Theatre Design and Production students receive extensive design in conceptualization, stage management, costuming, lighting, makeup, scenic design, and rendering. 

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:

  1. Admission is competitive and based on successful evaluation of student's performance audition or production portfolio.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010                 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)   
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science Students in the Sound track of the BFA Theatre Design & Production Emphasis are strongly recommended to take PHYS 1700 Physics of Sound 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
  THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre WE (Majors only section) 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 28 Credits
  THEA 1033 Acting I 3
  THEA 1223 Makeup I  3
  THEA 1513 Stagecraft I  2
  THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab   1
  THEA 159R Production Practicum for Stage and Screen I 1
  THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I  3
  THEA 3611 Directing Actors for Stage and Screen 3
  THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I WE  3
  THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II  3
  THEA 481R Theatre Internship  (1)  2
  Complete 4 credits of any THEA, MUSC, DANC, or ART course 1000 level or higher 4
Emphasis Requirements: 63 Credits
      THEA 1113 Voice and Speech I 3
  THEA 1131 Movement Principles 2
  THEA 2033 Acting II 3
  THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
  THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 2
  THEA 3033 Acting III  3
  THEA 3113 Acting for Film 3
  THEA 3115 Improvisation I - BFA 3
  THEA 3118 Improvisation II-Performance Team - BFA 2
  THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II-BFA 3
  THEA 3123 Acting in Accent - BFA 3
  THEA 3124 Voice and Speech III - BFA 3
  THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II-BFA 3
  THEA 3133 Stage Combat   3
  THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I    3
  THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen (1) 3
  THEA 4114 Film Acting II - Reel/Media - BFA 2
  THEA 4115 Acting Styles-BFA 3
  THEA 4117 Auditioning and the Business - BFA 3
  THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management - BFA 3
  THEA 4122 Speaking Shakespeare-BFA  3
  Complete any THEA, DANC, or MUSC course at 1000 level or higher 1

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits; a minimum of 40 credits must be upper division.
  2. Overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Residency hours--minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1033 Acting I 3
THEA 1131 Movement Principles 2
THEA 1713 Script and Text Analysis I 3
THEA 159R Production Practicum 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1013 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 1113 Voice and Diction I 3
THEA 1513 Stagecraft I 3
THEA 1514 Stagecraft I Lab 1
THEA 2131 Movement for the Actor I 3
THEA 2156 Group Voice for Theatre 2
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing for HU/SS Majors 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 1223 Makeup I 3
THEA 2033 Acting II 3
THEA 3122 Voice and Speech II-BFA 3
THEA 3131 Movement for the Actor II-BFA 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  Biology Distribution Course 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3115 Improvisation I-BFA 3
THEA 3124  Voice and Speech III - BFA 3
THEA 3151 Acting for Musical Theatre I 3
  Social Science Course 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3154 Dance for Musical Theatre I 3
THEA 3721 Theatre History and Literature I WE 3
THEA 3123 Acting in Accent-BFA 3
THEA 3113 Acting for Film 3
THEA 4117 Auditioning and the Business 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3722 Theatre History and Literature II  3
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 3033 Acting III 3
THEA 4122 Speaking Shakespeare-BFA 3
THEA 4115 Acting Styles-BFA 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science Course 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 3118 Improvisation II-Performance Team-BFA 2
THEA 3133 Stage Combat  3
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 3611 Directing Actors for Stage and Screen 3
HUM 1010 Humanities Through the Arts 3
  THEA, MUSC, DANC, or ART course 1000 level or higher 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
THEA 319R Performance Practicum for Stage and Screen 1
THEA 4119 Senior Showcase and Career Management-BFA 3
THEA 481R Theatre Internship B 2
THEA 4114 Film Acting II - Reel/Media - BFA 2
HIST 1700 American Civilizations 3
  Physical Science Course 3
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 126

Department

Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen

The Theatre department is in the School of the Arts. To find the most up-to-date information from the Theatre department, visit their website.

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