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 core
THEA 1115Tech Build Crew1
THEA 1116Costume Crew1
THEA 1117Management Crew1
Select two of the following6
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 I3
Select three hours from the following3
Acting In Major Roles
Theatre Internship
4000 upper level Theatre elective
Additional required courses
THEA 2330Stage Make Up3
THEA 2336Voice I for the Actor3
THEA 2337Voice II for the Actor3
THEA 2360Beginning Design3
THEA 2368Intermediate Acting3
THEA 3369Advanced Acting: Modern Thtre3
THEA 3373Stage Movemnt I for the Actor3
THEA 4332Auditioning For Comm Theatre3
Select one of the following3
Stage Costume Design
Scenic Design
Lighting and Sound Design
Advanced Scenic Design
Stage Lighting
Stage & Theatre Management
Theatre or Dance Electives6
Advanced Theatre Electives18
Total Hours120
First Year
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 23603
THEA 23673THEA 33733
 16 15
Second Year
Component Area IV3Component Area III4
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
THEA 1115, 1116, or 11171THEA 23303
THEA 1331, 1330, 1332, or 33353THEA 23373
THEA 23363THEA 33603
THEA 23683 
 16 16
Third Year
Component Area VII3Component Area V3
Component Area VIII3Component Area VII3
THEA 33693THEA 3334, 3336, 3362, 3365, 4330, or 43613
THEA 43663THEA 43603
Advanced Theatre Elective3 Theatre or Dance Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Component Area IX3THEA 4093 or 3395 (or 4000 upper level Theatre course)3
Theatre Electives (Advanced)12THEA 43323
 Theatre or Dance Electives3
 Theatre Elective (Advanced)3
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

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.