The BFA in Performance & Production at Texas State University is a unique degree plan for student/artists interested in a well-rounded theatre degree.
Performance and Production encourages student involvement in multiple disciplines for the most valuable educational experience and training. We aim to create a sense of community and respect for both sides of the stage, hence the title of the degree plan – Performance AND Production. The BFA P&P students are interested in performing, directing, writing, stage management, film and technical theatre. It is highly recommended that student/artists concentrate on two areas of exploration and study. This will create marketable and well-rounded artists upon graduation from Texas State University. The Theatre Department has a wide variety of courses to choose from and the Performance & Production degree is the most malleable of the BFA programs in the department.
If performing is your primary interest but you missed the auditions for the restricted program, you may be interested in the performance & production degree with concentrated electives in performance. A student seeking the BFA in Performance & Production can select from a variety of acting and performance art classes to fulfill the 18-24 hours of theatre electives required for the degree. The P&P performance student will be able to audition for the Mainstage and Studio productions and participate in many other performance opportunities created for Texas State theatre students. This degree is ideal for acting transfer students and students who are interested in performance and other areas of theatre such as directing, playwriting, stage management, or film.
The Performance concentrated elective includes the following courses (including the theatre core):
Voice and Diction | Characterization | Acting for TV and Film | Stage Combat |Acting Realism | Acting Styles | Improv for the Actor | Singing for the Actor | Actor, Artist, Aesthetic | Independent Acting Project
The degree plan is designed so that the student/artist takes a core curriculum exploring different aspects of the world of theatre, the student then chooses electives that form a concentrated path. Concentrated paths include: Performance, Directing, Technical Theatre, Writing, Film and Stage Management. For example, a student/artist who may have a passion for performance might also discover a passion for stage management – these two interests will combine to create a rich and valuable theatrical training program for the P&P student.