Theatre and Media Arts


Hours78.5 - 82.5 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 30 Students.
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Program Requirements

This major is a limited enrollment program designed to prepare students to become professional artists and/or to pursue post-graduate degrees in the field. It is a highly competitive major; admission is by audition. Additionally, admitted students are required to meet progressively higher proficiency expectations each semester. If students do not meet proficiency expectations, they will be placed on program probation. Students placed on probation 3 times may be dismissed from the degree program. For further information on BFA Acting proficiency expectations and student standing, contact the BFA Acting Program Area Head or go to
requirement 1 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following theatre courses:
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following Core courses:
requirement 4 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
requirement 7 Complete 2 options
Movement courses:
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Support skills course:
requirement 9 Complete 2 options
Performance courses:
option 9.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
option 9.2 Complete 0.5 hours from the following course(s)
Program Outcomes: 


Students will demonstrate competitive performance skills and effective work habits through mastery of performance techniques in the discipline and by consistently representing themselves as professionals in audition, rehearsal and performance situations.

Historical and Social Impact of Theatre

Students will understand, interpret, explain, analyze and assess the historical, social, and spiritual impact of theatre as well as critically converse about theatrical literature.

Performance and Professional Growth

Students will demonstrate a commitment to intellectual inquiry, self-directed learning, and professional growth.

Personal Growth

Students will develop business skills and compile personal resources to sustain a healthy self-image in order to pursue individual creativity and innovation in their craft while enduring the rigors of the entertainment industry.