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Requirements

Students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in each required course for the BFA. Since BFA is a rigorous program, it is not recommended that students pursue a second major or a minor while completing the acting degree.

BFA candidates whose performance falls below faculty expectations can be placed on probation after one semester and may be dropped if their performance does not improve.

Acting for the Stage and Screen Major (BFA) Requirements63 units
Film and Theater History Courses9 units
TFT 285
History of Film
3
TFT 325
History of Theater to the 19th Century
3
TFT 326
History of Theater: 19th Century to Present
3
Technical Theater Courses12 units
TFT 221
Theatrical Sets and Properties
3
TFT 223
Theatrical Makeup
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 222
Theatrical Lighting and Sound
3
TFT 224
Theatrical Management and Production
3
Select one of the following:
TFT 365
Civic Theater
3
TFT 374
Playwriting
3
TFT 423
Directing
3
TFT 440
Musical Theater Workshop
3
Voice and Movement Courses12 units
TFT 200
Beginning Voice for the Actor
2
TFT 201
Beginning Movement for the Actor
2
TFT 250
Intermediate Voice for the Actor
2
TFT 251
Intermediate Movement for the Actor
2
TFT 300
Advanced Voice for the Actor
2
TFT 301
Advanced Movement for the Actor
2
Acting Courses24 units
TFT 171
Acting Fundamentals for the Stage
3
TFT 172
Acting Fundamentals for the Screen
3
TFT 271
Intermediate Acting for the Stage and Screen
3
TFT 272
Improvisation for the Actor
3
TFT 372
Acting Shakespeare
3
TFT 435
Acting Styles and Techniques
3
TFT 471
Advanced Acting for the Camera
3
TFT 472
Business of Acting/Hollywood Showcase
3
Performance Courses6 units^
TFT 216
Performance and Production^^
1–3
TFT 490
Internship
1–3

^A total of 6 combined units of TFT 216 and/or TFT 490 are required.
^^Candidates for the BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen are required to audition for all TFT 216 productions each semester and participate in any role in which they are cast. Students not cast in an on-campus production are welcome to serve on a technical crew or participate in an off-campus production as a TFT 490 Internship as approved by the department chair.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.