Acting for the Stage and Screen Major (BFA)
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting for the Stage and Screen will be able to do the following:
PLO 2: Professional Development: Construct professional materials and audition pieces to compete in the business of acting (THTR 216, THTR 221, THTR 222, THTR 223, THTR 224, THTR 361, THTR 371, THTR 471, THTR 472)
The BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen is a four-year cohort degree program. All acting, voice, and movement courses have prerequisites, and students must take courses with their cohort in sequence.
Students must earn a 2.0 in each of their major courses and meet policies outlined in the Theater Arts handbook. Failure to do so can result in probation.
|Film and Theater History Courses|
|CINE 285||History of Film 1||3|
|THTR 225||History of Theater to the 19th Century 2||3|
|THTR 226||History of Theater: 19th Century to the Present||3|
|Technical Theater Courses (6 units)|
|THTR 223||Theatrical Makeup||3|
|THTR 216||Performance and Production (BFA Practicum) 3||2|
|THTR 216||Performance and Production (Crew) 4||1|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Theatrical Sets and Properties|
|Theatrical Lighting and Sound|
|Theatrical Management and Production|
|Theater for Social Change 5|
|Writing 3: Playwriting 6|
|Musical Theater Workshop|
|Voice and Movement Courses|
|THTR 200||Beginning Voice for the Actor 7||2|
|THTR 201||Beginning Movement for the Actor||2|
|THTR 250||Intermediate Voice for the Actor 7||2|
|THTR 251||Intermediate Movement for the Actor||2|
|THTR 260||Advanced Voice for the Actor||2|
|THTR 301||Advanced Movement for the Actor||2|
|THTR 171||Acting Fundamentals for the Stage||3|
|THTR 173||Improvisation for the Actor||3|
|THTR 271||Intermediate Acting for the Stage||3|
|THTR 273||Acting Shakespeare 1||3|
|THTR 361||Acting Fundamentals for the Screen||3|
|THTR 371||Intermediate On-Camera Scene Study||3|
|THTR 471||Advanced Acting for the Camera||3|
|THTR 472||Business of Acting/Hollywood Showcase 8||3|
|Performance and Production 9|
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Freshman are required to take 1 unit of THTR 216 Performance and Production (BFA Practicum) in the fall AND spring semesters of their freshman year in the program.
Sophomores are required to take 1 unit of THTR 216 Performance and Production (Crew) in EITHER the fall or spring semester of their sophomore year of the program.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
All BFA students are required to take six units of THTR 216 Performance and Production as an actor beyond the three units listed in Technical Theater for a total of 9 units of THTR 216 Performance and Production.