The B.F.A. in Theater is an intensive academic and co-curricular training experience in the total art of theater, integrating both performance (acting, directing) and design/technical (lighting, scenery, costume) areas, with the expectation that an enhanced mastery in one of these areas will be demonstrated by the time of graduation. This is a pre-professional program with heavy emphasis upon theater coursework and production experiences, and hence it offers less opportunity for taking elective courses or minors than is allowed in the B.A. program. AN AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THIS MAJOR.
THTR 1500, Auditions and PortfoliosTHTR 1559, Play ProductionTHTR 1561, StagecraftTHTR 2668, Acting 1: FundamentalsTHTR 2600, Theater Participation (taken 3 times)THTR 2667, Acting 2: Voice for the ActorTHTR 3700, Theater Pariticipation 2 (taken 4 times)THTR 3762, Directing 1THTR 3761, MakeupTHTR 3766, Stage Combat
Two of the following three:
THTR 3763, Scene DesignTHTR 3765, Lighting DesignTHTR 3769, Costume Design
THTR 3791, Rehearsal & Performance (taken twice)[emphasis in performance (acting/directing)]orTHTR 3792, Projects in Production (taken twice)[emphasis in design/tech]
THTR 4891, Theater History before 1700THTR 4860, Theater History after 1700THTR 3764, History of Stage CostumeTHTR 3768, Script AnalysisTHTR 4898, Senior Project [must develop from either THTR 3791 or 3792 tracks}
Plus 12 Additional Credits Taken From:
THTR 1563, Costume Construction and CraftsTHTR 4863, Acting 3: StylesTHTR 4870, Acting 4: Acting on CameraTHTR 5864, Directing 2THTR 4899, Topics in TheaterTHTR 2670, Oral Interpretation
Plus 3 Credits taken from:
DNCE 1570, Tap & Jazz 1DNCE 1572, Ballet 1DNCE 1540, Modern Dance 1DNCE 1571, Tap & Jazz 2DNCE 1541, Modern Dance 2HPES 1514, Fencing 1HPES 1558, Physical FitnessHPES 1557, Weight Training
12 additional free THTR electives, emphasizing either Performance or Design/Technology
Plus General Studies and electives totaling 127 credits
B.F.A. in Theater - Contact the Chairperson of the Department of Theater and Dance (phone 330-941-3810, or email theater AT ysu DOT edu) to schedule an audition. You will be asked to present two contrasting monologs of 3 minutes total duration, and/or present a portfolio of your previous theater experiences. Examples of contrasting monologs include comic/serious; classical/modern; realistic/stylized, etc.
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