May 30, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, Devised Performance/Physical Theatre Concentration, B.F.A.

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(132 UNITS)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre

The Bachelor of Fine Arts prepares students for a professional career in theatre both in plays and musicals, and television and film. The program seeks students who exhibit exceptional talent, motivation and commitment, and combines rigorous coursework with ample opportunity to apply the training in performance.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information. Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in all courses applied toward the B.F.A.

To remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. in all performance area courses. They will be evaluated each semester on their cumulative work in class and in production by members of the performance faculty. The faculty will collectively recommend an annual, individual learning plan for each student to promote growth and success.

Devised Performance/Physical Theatre Concentration

The Devised Performance/Physical Theatre concentration develops collaborative theatre artists who conceive, design, direct and perform highly athletic, visually stunning, interdisciplinary projects that shape today’s evolving theatrical landscape. 

Integrating aspects of theatre, film, design, music, performance art and emerging technologies, students create original and adapted performance works through intensive and multi-dimensional collaboration. They graduate with specialized skills incorporating the emotional availability, creativity and transformational capacity of an actor, the athleticism and physical expression of a dancer, a choreographer’s eye for shape, movement and balance, a director’s sense of conceptualization, collaboration and leadership, a designer’s vision for sound, place, image and light, and a writer’s focus on language and story. They learn formal skills for successful collaboration, and train in processes for providing productive and meaningful feedback that make them highly sought-after following graduation.

Total (132 units)

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