Visual & Performing Arts: Theatre and Dance

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS | PROGRAM OF STUDY | CONCENTRATION
EMPHASIS IN DANCE | EMPHASIS IN THEATRE

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Program offers courses leading to the baccalaureate degree (BFA) in the Visual and Performing Arts. The program also delivers fine arts courses as fulfillment of core requirements, as electives, and as advanced courses leading to an area of concentration (15 credit hours) in music, art, dance, and theatre. The program also provides opportunities for student engagement in the performing arts through concerts, plays, exhibits, and displays.

The program seeks to develop student appreciation of culture and aesthetics; to develop individual ability and intellectual curiosity through performance, research, and other scholarly activity; to develop an awareness of social and civil responsibility; to provide special training in art, music, dance, and theatre; and to develop cultural transmitters in our increasingly technological society.

BFA MAJOR IN VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

In addition to completing the Core Curriculum II, students seeking a major in the Visual and Performing Arts must select a major field of study (area of concentration) and a field of emphasis. The areas of concentration with the corresponding fields of emphasis are as follows: a Concentration in Visual Art with an emphasis in either Art History or Studio Art; a Concentration in Music with an emphasis in either Voice Performance/Choral Instruments or Keyboard Performance, and a Concentration in Theatre and Dance with an emphasis in either Dance Performance or Theatre Performance.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Dance

  1. Passing audition, at least 75 per cent and above
  2. Previous related experience

Theatre

  1. Audition reading, at least 75 per cent
  2. Previous related experience

Additional program requirements :

  1. Recitals
  2. Critiques
  3. Written Exit Exams
  4. Portfolios
  5. Performance lab work
  6. Internships
PROGRAM OF STUDY
Core Curriculum:
Areas A, B. C. D. E, and Additional Requirements
47 hrs
AREA SUBJECT CREDITS HRS
A.
Essential Skills
9 hrs
B.
Institutional Options
5 hrs
C.
Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hrs
D.
Sciences, Math, Technology
0 hrs
E.
Social Sciences
12 hrs

Area F courses appropriate to the program of study 18 hrs

Major Concentration 39 hrs
Field of Emphasis 15 hrs
Electives (Chosen in consultation with advisor) 6 hrs

TOTAL 125 hrs

A departmental Exit Exam is required of all students applying for graduation from concentrations in Art, Music, Theatre and Dance. A score of no less than 80 percent must be attained. Area F is prerequisite to all areas of concentration.

AREA F
Courses appropriate to the BFA program
FINE 2104
FINE 2909

FINE 2999
FINE 2601
MUSC 1201
Portfolio/Career Marketing
Business Management Through the Arts
Legal Aspects of the Arts
Technical Theatre
Fundamentals of Music
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Foreign Languages
* Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish (1000-2000 levels)
* 0-6 hrs
Music Voice
** Musc 1641, 1642, 1644, 1645, 1651, 1652
** 0-6 hrs
Music Applied Instrumental
*** Musc 2421, 2422, 2423, 2431, 2534, 2535
*** 0-6 hrs
Arts/Hedu Dance Techniques & Perform
****Arts/Hedu 1501, 1511
**** 0-2 hrs
TOTAL: Area F
18 hrs
 
Concentration in Dance and Theatre
THEA 2601
THEA 3004
THEA 3101
THEA 3122
THEA 3123
THEA 3125
THEA 4051

THEA 4055
THEA 4056
THEA 4111

THEA 4211
THEA 4645
DNCE 4201
FINE 4999
Stagecraft
Scene Design
Acting I
Movement I
Movement II
Stage Make-Up & Costuming
Black American Theatre & Performance
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
Performance/Production & Mangaement
Auditionng and Directing
Musical Theatre
Theatre Dance
Seminar/Practicum/Internship
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
39 hrs
 
Field of Emphasis: Dance Performance
select three of the following courses
DNCE 2501
DNCE 3501
DNCE 3503
DNCE 4501
DNCE 4504
Modern Techniques & Performance
Dance Appreciation & History
African-Caribbeean Dance
Dance Theory
Interpretative Dance & Performance
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Field of Emphasis: Theatre Performance
select three of the following courses
THEA 3101
THEA 4101
THEA 4103
THEA 4104
THEA 4105
Acting I
Acting II
Advanced Acting /TV/Cinema
Acting III
Play Writing
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
15 hrs
 
Elective Courses
THEA 2101
THEA 2111
Voice & Diction
Oral Interpretation
3 hrs
3 hrs
TOTAL
6 hrs
Any student in consultation with his advisor may minor in Theatre or Dance. A minor requires 6 hours of Theatre History (THEA 4055, 4056) and 9 hours in any THEA or DNCE courses above the 3000 level.