2017-2018 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
  • Musical Theatre
  • Production
  • Theatre Studies

The requirements for each program are outlined below.

Acting Emphasis

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

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Major Requirements: 81 hours

Theatre Courses (41 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11203Stagecraft

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21413Stage Lighting

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 41002Professional Seminar

2

THEA 4110320th Century Theatre

3

Choose one: (3 hours)

THEA 31123Period Styles

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41143Religious Drama

3

THEA 41153Social Values Drama

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

OR

THEA 30901Advanced Theatre Production

1

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

Acting Coursework (32 hours)

THEA 21312Auditioning

2

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21323Stage Movement

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech

3

THEA 31303Acting III: Performance Styles

3

THEA 31313Advanced Stage Movement

3

THEA 31323Advanced Voice and Speech

3

THEA 31333Acting Shakespeare

3

THEA 41303Acting IV: Non-Realism

3

THEA 41323Dialects

3

3 hours

THEA 41313Stage Combat

3

Design Emphasis

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

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Major Requirements: 85 hours

Theatre Courses (41 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11203Stagecraft

3

THEA 11213Theatre Graphics

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21413Stage Lighting

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 41002Professional Seminar

2

THEA 4110320th Century Theatre

3

Choose one:

THEA 31123Period Styles

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41143Religious Drama

3

THEA 41153Social Values Drama

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

OR

THEA 30901Advanced Theatre Production

1

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

Design Coursework (36 hours)

THEA 21203Stage Management

3

THEA 21213Drawing for Theatre

3

THEA 21403Rendering

3

THEA 31203Computer Graphics for Theatre

3

THEA 31213Scene Painting

3

THEA 31403Scene Design

3

THEA 31413Costume Design

3

THEA 31423Sound Design

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3

THEA 41413Advanced Stage Lighting

3

THEA 40100Design/Technical Workshop

1.00-3.00

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:

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Major Requirements: 85 hours

Theatre Courses (38 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11203Stagecraft

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21413Stage Lighting

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 41002Professional Seminar

2

THEA 4110320th Century Theatre

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

OR

THEA 30901Advanced Theatre Production

1

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

Musical Theatre Coursework (33 hours)

THEA 11501Musical Theatre Performance Lab I

1

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21312Auditioning

2

THEA 21323Stage Movement

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech

3

THEA 21501Musical Theatre Performance Lab II

1

THEA 31502Musical Theatre Dance

2

THEA 31503Musical Theatre Theory

3

THEA 41133Musical Theatre History

3

THEA 41503Musical Theatre Performance

3

THEA 41513Advanced Musical Theatre Performance

3

THEA 11501 Two semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

THEA 21501 Two semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

THEA 31502 Six semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

Private Voice Lessons (6 hours)

MUSP 21100Secondary Voice

1.00-2.00

Six semester hours are required, this course, may be repeated for credit.

Production Emphasis

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

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour Minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Major Requirements: 85 hours

Theatre Courses (41 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11203Stagecraft

3

THEA 11213Theatre Graphics

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21413Stage Lighting

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 41002Professional Seminar

2

THEA 4110320th Century Theatre

3

Choose one:

THEA 31123Period Styles

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41143Religious Drama

3

THEA 41153Social Values Drama

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

OR

THEA 30901Advanced Theatre Production

1

Eight semester hours are required; these course can be repeated for credit.

Production Coursework (36 hours)

THEA 21203Stage Management

3

THEA 21213Drawing for Theatre

3

THEA 31203Computer Graphics for Theatre

3

THEA 31213Scene Painting

3

THEA 31223Costume Technology

3

THEA 31423Sound Design

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3

THEA 41203Advanced Stagecraft

3

THEA 41213Technical Direction

3

THEA 41413Advanced Stage Lighting

3

THEA 40100Design/Technical Workshop

1.00-3.00

THEA 40100: Six semester hours are required; this course may be repeated for credit.

Theatre Studies Emphasis

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

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hour minimum)

Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum (39 hour minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements can range from 39 to 63 hours depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area.

Major Requirements: 85 hours

Theatre Courses (47 hours)

THEA 11103Art of the Theatre

3

THEA 11203Stagecraft

3

THEA 11223Stage Makeup

3

THEA 11233Practical Costuming

3

THEA 11243Introduction to Theatre Design

3

THEA 11303Acting I: Introduction

3

THEA 21103Script Analysis

3

THEA 21413Stage Lighting

3

THEA 31103Theatre History I

3

THEA 31113Theatre History II

3

THEA 31343Directing

3

THEA 41002Professional Seminar

2

THEA 4110320th Century Theatre

3

Choose three:

THEA 31123Period Styles

3

THEA 41113History of Costume

3

THEA 41143Religious Drama

3

THEA 41153Social Values Drama

3

Production Courses (8 hours)

THEA 10901Theatre Production

1

THEA 30901Advanced Theatre Production

1

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

Additional Theatre Coursework (30 hours)

THEA 21203Stage Management

3

THEA 21213Drawing for Theatre

3

THEA 21303Acting II: Realism

3

THEA 21323Stage Movement

3

THEA 21333Voice and Speech

3

THEA 21403Rendering

3

THEA 31403Scene Design

3

THEA 31413Costume Design

3

THEA 31423Sound Design

3

THEA 31433Props Design

3