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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Arts, Acting Concentration, B.F.A.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts

(132 UNITS)

Students must take THTR 110  to fulfill G.E. Category A.I.

Acting Concentration

The B.F.A. in acting concentration is for students who desire a professionally oriented education and training in acting. Only those who exhibit exceptional talent, motivation and commitment will be admitted to the program.

Prior to entering the junior year, or upon transferring to Cal State Fullerton, all students electing the B.F.A. in Acting concentration must audition (“jury”) for admission to the B.F.A. in Acting program. To be eligible to jury for the program, all candidates must complete the following (or equivalent): THTR 140 THTR 141A THTR 141B THTR 240A  and THTR 240B  with a “B-” (2.7) or better in each course; THTR 200  with a “C” (2.0) or better; and an audition in acting. It is strongly suggested that candidates complete THTR 241A  and THTR 241B  (or equivalent) before they jury. If accepted into the program, all transfer students and previously declared B.F.A. in Musical Theatre candidates must complete THTR 241A  and THTR 241B  by the end of their junior year (their first year of studies as a declared B.F.A. major).

In addition to the requirements listed below for the major, students must meet the university requirements for a baccalaureate degree.

Electives (6 units)

One course from each category

Additional Information

Once students are accepted and enrolled in the Acting Concentration, they are required to audition each semester, and to accept any role in which they are cast until the degree program is completed.

At the end of the fall and spring semesters of the junior and senior years of study, a faculty committee shall evaluate each BFA candidate. The committee has the authority to retain, dismiss or place candidates on probation. To be retained in the BFA Acting program, students must prepare an acting demonstration (jury). The acting/directing faculty will assess each student at this time and determine if the student warrants retention, probation or dismissal from the program. Each student will be assessed on professionalism, collegiality and progress.

Total (132 units)

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