Acting for the Stage and Screen Major (BFA)
The BFA in Acting is a four-year cohort degree. All acting, voice, and movement courses have prerequisites, and students must take courses with their cohort in sequence.
Students must earn a minimum 2.0 grade-point average in each required course and attend weekly warm-ups. Students who do not maintain this GPA or meet policies outlined in the Theater Arts Handbook may be put on probation, lose their scholarship, and risk being removed from the program.
|Film and Theater History Courses|
|CINE 285||History of Film||3|
|THTR 325||History of Theater to the 19th Century 4||3|
|THTR 326||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) 1||2|
|THTR 216||Performance and Production (Crew) 2||1|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Theatrical Sets and Properties|
|Theatrical Lighting and Sound|
|Introduction to Stage Management|
|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 8||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 9||3|
|Performance and Production 3|
Freshman are required to take 1 unit of THTR 216 Performance and Production: BFA Practicum in the fall AND spring semester 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.
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.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.