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Theatre Arts (BFA) - Performance Concentration

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General Education Requirements (32-35 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 6 hours from EH 302, EH 322, EH 323, EH 460, EH 461, EH 462, EH 463, EH 472, or EH 390 w/Drama Topic

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-14 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 110, MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8-10 hours from:  AN 121 & AN 121L, BLY 101 & BLY 101L or BLY 121 & BLY 121L, BLY 102 & BLY 102L or BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L, GEO 101 & GEO 101L, GEO 102 & GEO 102L, GY 111 & GY 111L, GY 112 & GY 112L, MAS 134 & MAS 134L, PH 101 & PH 101L, PH 104 & PH 104L, PH 114 & PH 114L, PH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L.  Note: BLY 121 and BLY 122 are restricted to Arts and Sciences science majors, Allied Health science majors, Engineering majors, and Computer Science majors. Students cannot receive credit for both BLY 101 and BLY 121 or for both BLY 122 and BLY 102.

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 6 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 6 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V (0-23 Hours) 

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

Major Requirements (83 Hours)

Dramatic Arts Core (13 Courses, 34 Hours)

  1. 30 hours: DRA 100, DRA 101, DRA 104, DRA 120, DRA 130, DRA 131, DRA 132, DRA 150, DRA  210, DRA 340, DRA 350, DRA 352

  2. 4 hours from: DRA 103

Performance Concentration (17 Courses, 14 Hours)

  1. 27 hours:  DRA 100, DRA 220, DRA 221, DRA 300, DRA 321, DRA 323, DRA 351, DRA 480, DRA 496 

  2. 3 hours:  DRA 101, DRA 102, DRA 301, or DRA 302

  3. 6 hours from:  DRA 420 (must inlcude 1 semester of (acting Shaespear))

  4. 3 hours from:  DRA 330, DRA 331, or DRA 432

  5. 9 hours from Drama electives

  6. 3 hours from Art and/or Music electives 

Minor Requirements (22 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

Admittance to the Theatre Arts (BFA) Perfromance Concentratration requires a successful audition and interview. Incoming students who are interested in this concentration will be initially enrolled as drama (BA) students. 


Additional Information

 

  

Theatre (BFA): Performance Concentration (120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 120 Acting I 3
CAS 100 First Year Experience 2
EH 101 English Composition I 3
MA 110 Finite Mathematics 3
DRA 110 Theatre Workshop 1
DRA 130 Stagecraft 3
      Total Hours 15.5 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 221 Voice for Actors 3
EH 102 Fundamentals of Lighting 3
EH 102 English Composition II 3
DRA 101  Theatre Workshop 1
   
   
      Total Hours 16.5 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 323  Acting II 3
DRA 132 Costume Fundamentals 3
DRA 210 Makeup 1
HY 101 World Civilization I 3
Drama 100 Theatre Workshop 1
English Lit  **Area II 3
     
      Total Hours 16.5 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 150 Text Analysis 3
DRA 220 Stage Movement 3
HY 102 World Civilization 3
   
     3
     
     
      Total Hours 15.5 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 350 Theatre History I 3
DRA 301 or DRA 302 Theatre Workshop 1
DRA 420 Studies in Acting Styles 3
DRA 330 or DRA 331 or DRA 334 Design (Scenic, Lighting or Costumes) 3
Lab Science **Area III, 2 4
     
      Total Hours 14.5 

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 351 Theatre History II 3
DRA 480 Capstone 3
DRA 420 Studies in Acting Styles 3
Lab Sciences **Area III, 2 4
     
     
      Total Hours 13.5 

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 340 Directing 3
DRA 496 Theatre Internship 6
HY/Social/Behavioral Sciences  **Area IV 3
English Literature **Area II 3
     
      Total Hours 16.5 

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
DRA 103 Theatre Symposium .5
DRA 352 Period Styles 3
DRA 321  Advanced Voice and Movement 3
DRA 300 Theatre Workshop 1
Art/Music electives   3
HY/Social/Behavioral Sciences **Area IV 3
      Total Hours 13.5 
Notes
*Recommended Course 
**See Degree Requirements

Department of Theatre & Dance website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/theatre/

The programs are designed to provide students with a theoretical foundation and a practical proficiency in the arts of theatre.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) allows the student to gain a better understanding of the theatre, while the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) provides pre-professional training in the same field. Both include lectures, workshops, and practical experience in all phases of the theatre.  Please note:  Admittance to the Theatre Arts (BFA) Perfromance Concentratration requires a successful audition and interview. Incoming students who are interested in this concentration will be initially enrolled as drama (BA) students.

All first-time freshmen must successfully complete CAS 100: First Year Experience as a degree requirement. Students must enroll during their first term at USA, except for summer-entry students who must enroll in the fall semester following entry. DRA 150 will fulfill the technology proficiency requirement for Theatre & Dance majors.