Acting Option

120 credits

The Acting Option provides students with an aptitude for acting, a coherent program of study that will prepare them for a career in this field or for further study at the graduate level. The development of the student actor within the context of the greater liberal arts framework is emphasized. Students wishing to declare this Option may only do so after successfully auditioning for the Theatre faculty.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
TH 1600 Introduction to Theatre 3
TH 1650 Practicum in Production 3
TH 2100 Technology for Theatre Professionals (TECO) 3
TH 2200 Stage Management/Arts Management 3
TH 2260 Voice and Diction I 3
TH 2500 Stagecraft Fundamentals (QRCO) 3
TH 2540 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
TH 2600 Fundamentals of Costume Construction 3
TH 2820 Acting I (WECO) 3
TH 3160 Stage Movement 2
TH 3210 Script Analysis 3
TH 3270 Voice and Diction II 3
TH 3670 Advanced Practicum in Production 3
TH 3900 Acting II 3
TH 3930 American Drama (DICO) (WRCO) 3
TH 4610 Directing for the Stage (INCO) 3
TH 4810 Acting III 3
Group A - complete one of the following: 3
TH 2860 Acting for the Camera
TH 3660 Audition Techniques
TH 3950 Acting: Topics
Theater History Elective - complete one of the following: 3
TH 4510 Theatre History I
TH 4520 Theatre History II
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
Foreign Language (GACO) 6
Electives 34-32

The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-6 credits: one year of one language (6 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.

*All course information is from the 2015-2016 Catalog.