Acting Bachelor of Fine Arts

Department of Theatre and Dance

Office: 212 Rockefeller Arts Center
(716) 673-3596
Sam Kenney
, Chairperson

Email: theatre.dance@fredonia.edu

Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/theatredance/

Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

Required Courses (63 credit hours):

THEA 100Theatre Majors Seminar

1

THEA 101Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 102Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 121Introduction to Technical Theatre

3

THEA 131Acting Studio: Acting I

3

THEA 132Acting Studio: Acting II

3

THEA 201Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 202Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 220Makeup

1

THEA 231Acting Studio: Scene Study I

3

THEA 232Acting Studio: Scene Study II

3

THEA 233Acting Lab I

1

THEA 234Acting Lab II

1

THEA 242Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement I

3

THEA 243Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement II

3

THEA 301Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 302Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 341Acting Studio: Shakespeare

3

THEA 345Acting Studio: Voice and Movement III

3

THEA 346Acting Studio: Voice and Movement IV

3

THEA 401Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 402Theatre and Dance Productions

1

THEA 424The Business of Acting

3

THEA 441Directing I

3

THEA 451History of the Theatre I

3

THEA 452History of the Theatre II

3

THEA 499Performance/Production Seminar

3

ENGL 412Early Shakespeare

3

or

ENGL 414Later Shakespeare

3

Total Credit Hours:63

Studio Electives (6 credit hours from the following):

THEA 215Movement For The Stage

3

THEA 331Acting Studio: Styles

3

THEA 338Special Topics

.5-3

THEA 359Commedia dell'Arte

3

THEA 382Musical Theatre Styles I

3

THEA 383Acting Studio: Theatre Games

3

THEA 410Acting for Media

3

THEA 423Acting Studio: Alternative Acting Styles

3

THEA 432Musical Theatre Styles II

3

THEA 468Devising Theatre

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Additional Electives - Two courses from the following (4-6 credit hours):

THEA 353History of Musical Theatre

3

DANC 100Introduction to Dance

3

DANC 111Modern Technique I

2

DANC 112Ballet I

2

DANC 113Jazz Dance I

2

DANC 114Tap Dance I

2

DANC 241Dance Improvisation

2

ARTH 101Art in Culture from Prehistory to 1400

3

ARTH 102Art in Culture from 1400 to the Present

3

ENGL 207Drama and Film

3

ENGL 319Modern Drama

3

ENGL 321Contemporary Drama

3

ENGL 405Page and Stage

1.5-6

ENGL 416Elizabethan Drama

3

ENGL 418Restoration/18th Century Drama

3

MUS 263Music History in Western Civilization I

3

MUS 264Music History in Western Civilization II

3

Total Credit Hours:4-6

NOTE:

  • All Fredonia students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours prior to graduation.
  • All BFA Acting majors must successfully complete a minimum of 30 hours of upper-level credit.
  • All majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance are expected to carry a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their major program, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Total Credit Hours: 73-75