Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Theatre-Acting and Directing Emphasis

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Major in Theatre - Acting and Directing Emphasis
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Major: Foundation Theatre Acting and Directing Emphasis
THEA 1115Tech Build Crew1
THEA 1116Costume Crew1
THEA 1117Management Crew1
Select one of the following:3
Intro to Scenic Technology
Intro to Lighting Technology
Intro to Costume Technology
Costume Construction
THEA 1364Beginning Acting3
THEA 2367Play Analysis3
THEA 3360History Of The Theatre I3
THEA 4360History Of The Theatre II3
THEA 4366Directing I 23
Theatre Block Courses
The following courses are restricted until after the successful completion of the program-specific audition / portfolio and interview process.
THEA 2330Stage Make Up3
THEA 2336Voice I for the Actor3
THEA 2337Voice II for the Actor3
THEA 2368Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3369Advanced Acting: Modern Thtre3
THEA 3370Advanced Acting: Class. Thetre3
THEA 3373Stage Movemnt I for the Actor3
THEA 4190Senior Showcase1
THEA 4332Auditioning For Comm Theatre3
Select one of the following:3
Beginning Design
Stage Costume Design
Scenic Design
Lighting and Sound Design
Stage & Theatre Management
Advanced Scenic Design
Stage Lighting
Select one of the following:3
Realized Performance or Production
Theatre Internship
Choose two of the following Advanced Acting/Directing courses:6
Improvisational Techniques
The Actor & Commedia dell'Arte
Meisner Technique
Stage Movemnt II for the Actor
Stage Combat
Acting For The Camera
Directing II
Repertory Theatre
Major: Prescribed Electives
Theatre or Dance Electives6
Major: Advanced Prescribed Electives
Advanced Theatre Electives14
Minor: Not Required 3
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

The following courses are restricted until after the successful completion of the program-specific audition / portfolio and interview process.

3

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area II13Component Area III4
THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171Component Area IX1
THEA 1330, 1331, 1332, or 33353THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171
THEA 13643THEA 233023
THEA 23673THEA 337323
 16 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area III4
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
Advanced Theatre Elective1Advanced Theatre Elective1
THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171THEA 233723
THEA 233623THEA 33603
THEA 236823 
 14 14
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VII3Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
Advanced Theatre Electives4Advanced Theatre Elective1
THEA 336923THEA 2360, 3334, 3336, 3362, 3365, 4330, or 43613
THEA 43663THEA 43603
  Theatre or Dance Elective3
 16 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3Advanced Acting/Directing Course 33
Advanced Acting/Directing Course33Advanced Theatre Elective3
Advanced Theatre Electives4THEA 3396 or 409323
THEA 337023THEA 419021
 THEA 433223
 Theatre or Dance Elective3
 13 16
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1332 is recommended.

2

The following courses are restricted until after the successful completion of the program-specific audition / portfolio and interview process. 

3

Select Advanced Acting/Directing Courses from below list.

Advanced Acting/Directing Courses 3
THEA 3372Improvisational Techniques3
THEA 3374The Actor & Commedia dell'Arte3
THEA 3380Meisner Technique3
THEA 4325Stage Movemnt II for the Actor3
THEA 4326Stage Combat3
THEA 4331Acting For The Camera3
THEA 4367Directing II3
THEA 4389Repertory Theatre3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.5 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.75 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BFA in Theatre-Acting and Directing Emphasis is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Creative problem solving taking into account history, practical application, and personnel.
  • Work as a team member to solve problems.
  • Perform under pressure in a public atmosphere.
  • Present ideas and solutions verbally to others.
  • Time management.