The Acting BFA Program: Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, all acting majors must successfully complete the following requirements (110 credits). Of the 110 credits, 102 are professional credits. The remaining 8 credits (TAC 1250 and 2100) may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the BFA degree.

Policy on casting and production

Freshman Year: 26 credits
Fall: 16 credits
TAC 1010/Acting I 3 credits
TAC 1030/Script Analysis I 2 credits
TAC 1160/Speech I 2 credits
TAC 1210/Voice I 2 credits
TAC 1250/Dramatic Structure 4 credits
TAC 1310/Movement I 2 credits
TAC 1355/Stage Combat I 1 credit
Spring: 10 credits
TAC 1020/Acting I* 3 credits
TAC 1170/Speech I* 2 credits
TAC 1220/Voice I* 2 credits
TAC 1320/Movement I* 2 credits
TAC 1670/Improvisation I 1 credit
*Part Two
Sophomore Year: 27 credits
Fall: 11 credits
TAC 1410/Physical Comedy I 1 credit
TAC 2010/Acting II 3 credits
TAC 2160/Speech II 2 credits
TAC 2210/Voice II 2 credits
TAC 2310/Movement II 2 credits
TAC 2610/Stage Makeup 1 credit
Spring: 16 credits
TAC 2020/Acting II* 3 credits
TAC 2100/History of the Theatre 4 credits
TAC 2170/Speech II* 2 credits
TAC 2220/Voice II* 2 credits
TAC 2320/Movement II* 2 credits
TAC 2410/Physical Comedy II 1 credit
TAC 2620/Stage Makeup* 1 credit
TAC 2700/Introduction to Rehearsal and Performance 1 credit
*Part Two
Junior Year: 29 credits
Fall: 16 credits
TAC 3010/Acting III 3 credits
TAC 3160/Speech III 2 credits
TAC 3210/Voice III 2 credits
TAC 3310/Movement III 2 credits
TAC 3365/Stage Combat II 1 credit
TAC 3700/Rehearsal and Performance I 3 credits
TAC 3710/Rehearsal and Performance I* 3 credits
*Part Two
Spring: 13 credits
TAC 3020/Acting III* 3 credits
TAC 3170/Speech III* 2 credits
TAC 3220/Voice III* 2 credits
TAC 3320/Movement III* 2 credits
TAC 3670/Improvisation II 1 credit
TAC 3720/Rehearsal and Performance I (Part Three) 3 credits
*Part Two
Senior Year: 28 credits
Fall: 14 credits
TAC 4010/Acting IV 3 credits
TAC 4250/Voice and Speech IV 2 credits
TAC 4310/Movement IV 2 credits
TAC 4550/Acting for Camera 1 credit
TAC 4700/Rehearsal and Performance II 3 credits
TAC 4710/Rehearsal and Performance II* 3 credits
*Part Two
Spring: 14 credits
TAC 4020/Acting IV* 3 credits
TAC 4255/Voice and Speech IV* 2 credits
TAC 4320/Movement IV* 2 credits
TAC 4500/The Business of Acting 1 credit
TAC 4720/Rehearsal and Performance II (Part Three) 3 credits
TAC 4730/Rehearsal and Performance II (Part Four) 3 credits
*Part Two

Policy on Casting and Production
All students work in productions as cast. Because of the rigorous nature of the acting program, all coursework and extracurricular work or projects must be approved in advance by the student’s faculty advisor. If a student becomes involved with such a project or work without the knowledge and consent of the student’s faculty advisor, the student may be subject to probation and/or dismissal.

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