2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog


Theatre, BFA

The School of Fine Arts offers the BFA with a major in theatre with an emphasis on the following:

  • Acting
  • Design & Technology
  • Musical Theatre
  • Theatre Studies

The requirements for each program are outlined below.

Acting Emphasis

The BFA with a major in theatre and emphasis in acting requires:

Major Requirements: 84 hours

Theatre Courses (54 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21323Stage Movement I

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech I

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 31353Stage Movement II

3

THEA 31363Voice & Speech II

3

THEA 41043Professional Seminar

3

THEA 41303Acting IV: Performance Styles

3

THEA 41313Stage Combat

3

THEA 41333Acting V: On Camera

3

THEA 41323Dialects

3

THEA 41343Acting VI: Voice Over

3

Technical Courses - choose two (6 hours)

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11253Stagecraft & Stage Lighting

3

THEA 21223Stage Management & Sound Design

3

Production Courses (6 hours)

THEA 30901Theatre Production

1

6 semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

Elective Performance Courses - choose three (9 hours)

THEA 41353Advanced Scene Study

3

THEA 31333Acting Shakespeare

3

THEA 31373Stage Movement III

3

THEA 31383Voice & Speech III

3

THEA 31523Musical Theatre Workshop

3

THEA 41163Devised Theatre

3

Elective Theatre Courses - choose three (9 hours)

THEA 41323Dialects

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 40173Topics in Dramatic Literature

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41133Musical Theatre History

3

THEA 41123Modern Trends in Theatre

3

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level THEA coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum
minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.

Design & Technology Emphasis

The BFA with a major in theatre and an emphasis in design & technology requires:

Major Requirements: 84 hours

Theatre Courses (60 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11253Stagecraft & Stage Lighting

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21223Stage Management & Sound Design

3

THEA 21403Rendering

3

THEA 21423Drawing on the Past I

3

THEA 21433Drawing on the Past II

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31413Costume Design

3

THEA 31203Computer Graphics for Theatre

3

THEA 31213Scene Painting

3

THEA 31223Costume Technology

3

THEA 31403Scene Design

3

THEA 31413Costume Design

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3

THEA 31443Lighting Design

3

Production & Studio Courses (15 hours)

THEA 30901Theatre Production

1

THEA 41493Design & Technology Studio

3

9 semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

Elective Theatre Courses - choose two (6 hours)

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 31223Costume Technology

3

THEA 31333Acting Shakespeare

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 40173Topics in Dramatic Literature

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41123Modern Trends in Theatre

3

Elective Fine Arts Course (3 hours)

3 additional elective hours in non-theatre course from the College of Fine Arts are required.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum
minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.

THEA 40100: 6 credits required, may be repeated for credit

Musical Theatre Emphasis

The BFA with a major in theatre and an emphasis in musical theatre requires:

Major Requirements: 84 hours

Theatre Courses (30 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21323Stage Movement I

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech I

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 41043Professional Seminar

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

OR

THEA 30901Theatre Production

1

Eight semester hours are required; these courses may be repeated for credit.

Technical Courses - choose two: (6 hours)

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11253Stagecraft & Stage Lighting

3

THEA 21223Stage Management & Sound Design

3

Eight semester hours are required; these courses may be repeated for credit.

Production Courses (6 hours)

THEA 30901Theatre Production

1

Elective Theatre/Dance/Music Courses (5 hours)

5 additional elective hours in Theatre, Dance, or Music courses are required.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum
minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.

Theatre Studies Emphasis

The BFA with a major in theatre and emphasis in theatre studies requires the following:

Major Requirements: 84 hours

Theatre Courses (57 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11253Stagecraft & Stage Lighting

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21223Stage Management & Sound Design

3

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21323Stage Movement I

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech I

3

THEA 21423Drawing on the Past I

3

THEA 21433Drawing on the Past II

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31123Period Styles

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3

THEA 41043Professional Seminar

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

Elective Performance/History Courses - choose three (9 hours)

THEA 31133Playwriting

3

THEA 31333Acting Shakespeare

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 31373Stage Movement III

3

THEA 31383Voice & Speech III

3

THEA 31513Musical Theatre Theory II

3

THEA 40173Topics in Dramatic Literature

3

THEA 41133Musical Theatre History

3

THEA 41123Modern Trends in Theatre

3

THEA 41163Devised Theatre

3

Elective Design/Technology Courses - choose four (12 hours)

THEA 21403Rendering

3

THEA 31203Computer Graphics for Theatre

3

THEA 31213Scene Painting

3

THEA 31223Costume Technology

3

THEA 31403Scene Design

3

THEA 31413Costume Design

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3

THEA 31443Lighting Design

3

Production Courses (6 hours)

THEA 30901Theatre Production

1

6 semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum
minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.