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

Minimum required: 125 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) major in Theatre with a concentration in Acting requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit:
  2. Admission to the B.F.A. major in Theatre with a concentration 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.

 General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. 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.

Course Requirements 

TH 13453
TH 13503
TH 13543
TH 13643
TH 13653
TH 21111
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
US 11001
TH 13553
TH 23453
TH 23543
TH 33433
TH 33643
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
American History Component Code 0606
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
Mathematics Component Code 0203
TH 33103
TH 33203
TH 33213
TH 33603
TH 33903
TH 43903
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
TH 33423
TH 336713
TH 43613
TH 43643
TH 43953
TH 33653
TH 43913
TH 43923
TH 43933
Acting Area Electives6
Total Hours: 125

TH Acting Area Electives

TH 3361Improvisation for the Actor3
TH 3362Singing for the Actor3
TH 4330DActor, Artist, Aesthetic3
TH 4323Shakespeare Through Performance3
TH 4324Shakespeare: Text and Context3
DAN 1160Beginning Jazz1
DAN 2161Intermediate Jazz1