Performance For
Stage and Screen


This concentration is designed for students in the BFA program with the desire for advanced study and professional preparation in the areas of acting and directing.



Admission Requirements:

• Audition

• Interview

Prerequisites: THR 210, 310, 329 and 3 additional THR credits

• Applicants may be asked to submit a portfolio

Note: Student progress will be reviewed and evaluated annually

Concentration Requirements:

Required Core Courses:

THR 301 - Advanced Study in Voice - Credits: 3
THR 310 - Acting II - Credits: 3
THR 365 - Characterization - Credits: 3

or THR 421 - One-Person Show - Credits: 3

THR 410 - Acting for the Camera - Credits: 3

Three Courses from:

THR 320 - Performance Studio - Credits: 3
THR 321 - Acting Shakespeare - Credits: 3
THR 340 - Advanced Studies in Directing - Credits: 3
THR 420 - Advanced Performance Studio - Credits: 3

One Course from:

THR 304 - Advanced Movement for Actors - Credits: 3
THR 305 - Stage Combat - Credits: 3
THR 405 - Advanced Stage Combat - Credits: 3
THR 427 - Musical Theater Workshop - Credits: 3


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