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Theatre Acting

Degree Options

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in theatre acting.

Description of Program

The acting program provides classes needed for a solid theatre education and experience. Students learn the performance basics from body movement to voice. Courses in mime and stage combat also are offered. Acting majors take courses in upper-level performance areas including period styles, dialects and movement. Students also are given many opportunities to hone their skills as actors within experimental and main stage productions.

Requirements for Major

The following courses are required of all students pursuing degrees in the Department of Theatre Arts with a few variations, depending on the degree chosen. Additional requirements for each degree program are available in the Theatre Arts Office.

Courses
Theatre Arts 3 (Acting I)
Theatre Arts 5 (Readings in Theatre)
Theatre Arts 14 (Movement I)
Theatre Arts 20 (Voice I)
Theatre Arts 30 (Stagecraft I - including lab)
Theatre Arts 31 (Costuming - including lab)
Theatre Arts 32 (Makeup)
Theatre Arts 103 (Directing I)
Theatre Arts 120 (Theatre History I)
Theatre Arts 121 (Theatre History II)
Theatre Arts 124 (Tech Practicum, scene or costume)
Theatre Arts 160 (Stage Management)
Theatre Arts 190 (Senior Capstone Experience)

TOTAL

Credits
3
3
2
2
4
4
3
3
3
3
1
3
1

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August 1 - Fall 2015 Application for Admission Opens

August 4-8 - Iowa Private College Week

August 25 - First Day of Fall Semester

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