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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Theatre BFA - Theatre Performance


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Course Requirements


Design Course (3 credits, 1 course)


Studio-Performance Courses (9 credits, 3 courses)


Total Credits Required for Major: 86


Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 126 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 126


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Notes


UB Seminar courses cannot count towards major requirements.

Academic Requirements


Practical application of coursework is an integral part of the Theatre BFA, Performance Concentration. At a minimum, BFA students perform in three faculty led productions (either musical or drama theatre show). Student productions provide a great opportunity for both directing and performance experience, but are not applicable to the performance requirement for the degree. BFA Students are required to audition each semester, but must have a 3.000 major GPA to maintain casting eligibility. Students can begin performing as early as their second semester first year. BFA Students are also required to complete three practicums, which include crew assignments on one of the eight departmental productions each year.

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall


Total Credits: 15 or 16


First Year Spring


Total Credits: 17 or 18


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 19


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 15


Third Year Spring


Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total Credits: 13


Fourth Year Spring


Total Credits: 15


Total Credits Required: 126


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Identify major figures and events from theatre history, theory and criticism;
  • Define and use appropriate critical vocabulary of theatre arts, including script analysis, acting, and design terminology
  • Critically read, interpret, and evaluate a range of representative plays and situate representative plays and performance events within larger cultural and historical movements
  • Construct and articulate in speech and writing a compelling thesis about theatre history, literature, or theory using acquired research skills and critical vocabulary;
  • Integrate the concerns of actors, directors, and designers into a collaborative creative process, both in the creation of extant plays and original work;
  • Demonstrate the ability to conceive and execute an original performance, either solo or in a collaborative process.

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