Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Major in Theatre (Acting Pre-Professional Option)

Minimum required: 125 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the B.F.A. major in Theatre with an emphasis in Acting is highly competitive and based on an audition/interview with members of the B.F.A. Acting Program faculty. Prospective students audition during their senior year of high school. This is a four-year sequential curriculum and transfer students are not accepted unless specially invited by the B.F.A.Acting faculty. Students in the program are always on probation; their work and progress are formally evaluated by faculty annually. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:

Course Requirements 

TH 13453
TH 13503
TH 13543
TH 13643
TH 13653
TH 21111
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
COMM 13103
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
US 11001
TH 13553
TH 23453
TH 23543
TH 33433
TH 33643
Select one of the following:3
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
TH 33103
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 33603
TH 33903
TH 43903
PHIL 1305 or 13203
English Literature3
Life and Physical Sciences6
TH 33423
TH 336713
TH 43613
TH 43643
TH 43953
TH 33653
TH 43913
TH 43923
TH 43933
Acting Area Electives6
Total Hours: 125

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Intensive can be substituted for TH 3367, Dramatic Theory.

Acting Area Electives

TH 4330FSinging for the Actor3
TH 4330DActor, Artist, Aesthetic3
TH 4330CImprovisation for the Actor3
TH 4323Shakespeare Through Performance3
TH 4324Shakespeare: Text and Context3
DAN 1160Beginning Jazz1
DAN 2161Intermediate Jazz1
DAN 3151Musical Theatre Tap I1