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2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre and Dance (B.F.A.)


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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2019-2020

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Theatre and Dance

Location: Trahern Bldg., Room 224
Phone: 931-221-6767
Website: www.apsu.edu/theatre-dance

Description of Major

Entrance into the BFA Theatre/Dance program and scholarship consideration is by way of a successful audition and/or portfolio review and interview.
At the time of audition, Acting/Directing, Dance, and Musical Theatre students must submit:

  • Resume
  • Head shot
  • Two letters of recommendation

Up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative GPA of high school and/or previous college work.  At the time of audition, Design students must submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Personal Photo
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Up to date transcripts that indicate cumulative GPA of high school and/or previous college work
  • Scholarships are only awarded to students who have been officially admitted by the university.
  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the major and 2.5 overall GPA to continue in the program.

If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.0 in the major, it will result in the student being placed on probation the following semester.  Probation may result in ineligibility for casting or other department production positions and will entail being ineligible for departmental sponsored travel.  If grades do not improve the student may be released from the program.

Continuation in the program requires an Annual Review. Negative reviews may lead to probation or dismissal from the program.
Most Theatre/Dance classes are restricted to BFA/BA majors and minors. Exceptions must be approved by the instructor of record or by the Chair of Theatre/Dance.

Production Audition Requirements:

  • All BFA Acting/Directing students must audition for every main stage play or musical.
  • All BFA Musical Theatre students must audition for every main stage play, musical or dance concert.
  • All BFA Dance students must audition for every main stage musical or dance concert.
  • All BFA Design students are encouraged to audition for main stage productions. (You will often be assigned to a production.)
  • All BFA students must accept roles as cast or assigned! (Any exception to this must be approved by the Chair of the Department.)

        Failure to fulfill these audition requirements will result in being placed on probation and may lead to dismissal from the program.

See below for the current programs offered by the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Concentrations

  • Acting and Directing Concentration  
  • Dance Concentration         
  • Musical Theatre Concentration
  • Theatre Design Concentration

Minors

  • Dance Minor
  • Theatre Minor

More information on departmental guidelines and policies can be found in the Department of Theatre and Dance Handbook: www.apsu.edu/theatre-dance

General Education Core


  Credit Hours
see Common Core   41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1

 

Major Core Requirements


Lower Division Courses


Total Hours 3


Total Hours 9


Acting and Directing Concentration


Total Hours 14

Total Hours 34

Total Hours 13

Dance Concentration


Total Hours 22

Total Hours 37

Total Hours 6

Design Concentration


Total Hours 16

Total Hours 15

Total Hours 27

Total Hours 9

Musical Theatre Concentration


Total Hours 22

Total Hours 32

Total Hours 13

Total Program Hours 120


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