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Theatre Degrees:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with emphasis in:

Acting

Design and Technology

All-Level Teacher Certification

Performance and Production

 

THEATRE CORE

All Theatre Degrees, regardless of specialization, must complete the theatre CORE:

TH 1350 Intro to Design

TH 1364 Beginning Acting

TH 2111 Theatre Activities

TH 3320 Theatre History I

TH 3321 Theatre History II

TH 4364 Directing I

Bachelor of Arts Major in Theatre

Minimum required:  120 semester hours. 36 Advanced Hours

General Requirements:

  1. Majors must complete a minimum of 35 hours in Theatre, with six additional advanced level hours strongly recommended.  A minimum of 12 TH hours must be advanced and in residence at Texas State.
  2. General education and BA requirements** must be met.  Elective hours may be needed to reach the minimum number of 120 hours or 36 advanced hours for the degree.
  3. All theatre majors are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester, and BA students must enroll in TH 2111 a minimum of two semesters.
  4. For the BA degree, a minor will be required.

 

 
Freshman Year Hours
TH 1354, 1350, 1364, 1365, 2111 13
Total 13
Sophomore Year  
TH 2330, 2111 4
TH elective 3
Total 7
Junior Year  
TH 3320, 3321 6
TH 3344 or 3346 3
Total 9
Senior Year  
TH 4364 3
TH elective 3
Total 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Additional B.A. Requirements are taking in addition to the university core: 3 hours English Literature; 3 hours Math, Natural Science, Computer Science or Logic; Four Consecutive Semesters of Foreign Language

 

 

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Bachelor of Fine Arts  in Theatre (with Pre-Professional Option) with an emphasis in:

Acting

Design Technology

Performance and Production

All-Level Teacher Certification

 

General Requirements:

  1. This program has two options: (1) a special emphasis curriculum leading to a pre-professional degree and (2) an education curriculum leading to K-12 certification in Theatre.
  2. Admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting is highly competitive and based on an audition/interview with the Bachelor of Fine Arts Review Committee. Prospective students audition during their senior year of high school. Interested transfer students must contact the Head of Acting to see if there are any available slots in their class level; typically, transfer students require more than the usual 4 years to complete their degree. Students in the program are always on probation, with their work and progress continually evaluated. There is a formal review at the end of the sophomore year that determines whether each student may advance to the upper-level training.
  3. There is no audition required for the emphasis in Performance and Production, Design and Technology, and All Level Teacher Certification.
  4. Admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Design & Technology is based on an audition that takes place the Fall Semester of their sophomore year during their first apprenticeship class. At the conclusion of that class, the student’s work is reviewed by the Design/Tech faculty and staff, and a decision whether to admit to the program is made.
  5. Admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Teacher Certification is based on grade point average; a 2.75 Overall GPA is required for admission to the teacher certification program. Students will be expected to maintain high artistic and academic standards. For specific admission requirements and procedures, students should contact the Department of Theatre before March 15. 
  6. Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre students can choose their career path in consultation with the Academic Advisor and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Review Committee.
  7. All Theatre majors are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester.
  8. Students seeking the BFA in Theatre with All Level Teacher Certification will complete additional work beginning their junior year. This includes 21 hours of education courses, including student teaching, which they begin upon successful admission to the teacher certification program.
  9. University Core must be met.

 

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre (with Acting Emphasis)

Minimum required: 125 semester hours, 36 Advanced hours

Admission to the B.F.A. in Theatre with an Acting emphasis is highly competitive and based on an audition/interview with the Bachelor of Fine Arts Review Committee. BFA with Acting emphasis is a four year program.  Prospective students audition during the Fall of their senior year in high school.

  1. The Acting Area electives include TH 4330C Improvisation for the Actor, TH 4330D Actor, Artist Aesthetic, a 6-hour Summer Shakespeare Study Abroad, and/or additional classes selected in consultation with the Head of Acting.

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Freshman Year Hours
TH 1345, 1350, 1354, 1364, 1365, 2111 16
University Core 15
Total 31
Sophomore Year  
TH 1355,  2345, 2354, 3343, 3364 16
University Core 15
Total 31
Junior Year  
TH 3310, 3320, 3321, 3360, 3342 15
TH 3390, 4390 6
University Core 12
Total 33
Senior Year  
TH 3365, 3367, 4361, 4364, TH 4395 15
TH 4391, 4392, 4393 9
Acting Area electives 6
Total 30
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre (with Performance and Production Emphasis)

Minimum required: 120 semester hours, 36 Advanced Level hours

 No audition required.

 Core Curriculum must be satisfied

The Performance and Production emphasis is a well rounded general performing arts degree, Performance and Production students can choose an 18-21 hour area of emphasis based on their interest, knowledge, and abilities.

Freshman Year Hours
TH 1340 or 1354, 1350, 1364, 1365, 2111 13
University Core 17
Total 30
Sophomore Year  
TH 2111, 2338 4
TH 3344 or 3346 3
TH electives 9
University Core 14
Total 30
Junior Year  
TH 3320, 3321 6
TH 4345 or 4348 or 4357 6
Two from TH 3342 or 4363 or 4340 or 4341 6
TH Advanced electives 3
University Core 12
Total 30
Senior Year  
TH 3367, 4364, 4365 9
TH 4345 or 4338 or 4357 3
TH Advanced electives 6
General electives 9
University Core 3
Total 30

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre (with Design/Technology Emphasis)

Minimum required: 120 semester hours, 36 Advanced level

Core Requirements must be met

Non-specified advanced TH classes are chosen in consultation with advisor, from such classes as 3343 Make-up, 3346 Historical Costume Research, 4330L Welding for the Stage, 4355 Scene Painting, 4377 Advanced Scene Design, 4376 Advanced Lighting Design, 4330U Sound Technology and many more.

Freshman Year Hours
TH 1350, 2330, 1364, 2111 9
University Core 21
Total 30
Sophomore Year  
TH 3344,3390,4390 9
TH 3320, 3321 6
TH 4330J 3
University Core 12
Total 30
Junior Year  
TH 4391, 4392, 4338, 4345, 4357 15
TH 4330I, 4330K 6
TH Advanced Design/Tech elective 3
University Core 6
Total 30
Senior Year  
TH 3367, 4364, 4393 9
TH Advanced Design/Tech Elective 9
General electives 9
University Core 3
Total 30

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Theatre (with All-Level Certification)

Minimum required: 128 semester hours, 36 Advanced Level

General Requirements:

  1. All theatre majors are encouraged to participate in theatre production activities each semester, and All-Level certification specializations will enroll in TH 2111 a minimum of one semester.
  2. Core and teacher education requirements must be met.
  3. Teacher Certification majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 2.75, and a GPA of 2.75 in all required education courses.
  4. During the summer between their junior and senior years, B.F.A. Teacher Certification majors take TH 4365 Directing II, TH 4330H Technical Theatre Intensive, and TH 4320 Directing Theatre Activities.

 

Freshman Year Hours
TH 1350, 1354, 1364, 1365, 2111 13
University Core 19
Total 32
Sophomore Year  
TH 2330, 3344, 3370 9
TH 3343 3
University Core 21
Total 33
Junior Year  
TH 3320, 3321, 4364 9
TH 3367, 4332, 4330G, 4334 9
Education credits 6
University Core 3
Total 33
Summer Session  
TH 4365, 4330H, 4320 9
Senior Year  
TH 4310 3
Theatre Electives 3
Education Credits 15
Total 21

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Major in Musical Theatre

Minimum required: 125 semester hours, 36 Advanced hours

General Requirements:

  1. Admission to the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is highly competitive and based on an audition/interview with the Bachelor of Fine Arts Review Committee. BFA in Musical Theatre is a four year program.  Prospective students audition during the Fall of their senior year in high school. Students in the program are always on probation, with their work and progress continually evaluated. There is a formal review at the end of the sophomore year that determines whether each student may advance to the upper-level training.
  2. Bachelor of Fine Arts Theatre students choose their career path in consultation with the Head of Musical Theatre.
  3. General education requirements must be met.
  4. 36 Advanced Hours must be met.
Freshman Year Hours
TH 1210, 1211, 1364, 1365, 2111, TH 1350 14
MU 1312, 1314, MUSP 1121 (twice) 8
DAN Courses - Ballet and Jazz 4
University Core 7
Total 33
Sophomore Year  
TH 2210, 2211, 3364, 3322, 2345 13
MUSP 1135  TH 3120 Applied Voice (twice) 3
DAN Courses 4
University Core 12
Total 32
Junior Year  
TH 3320, 3321, 3390, 4390, 2354, 4361 18
TH 3120 Applied Voice (twice) 2
DAN Courses 2
University Core 12
Total 34
Senior Year  
TH 4364, 4391, 4392 9
DAN Courses (Optional) 2
MUSP 4120 (twice) 2
University Core 12
Total 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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