B.F.A. in Theatre-Acting

The acting program offers students the techniques and skills necessary to work as professional actors in the field.

The curriculum exposes students to multiple performance methods and styles encouraging students to discover, or even create, the system that works best for them.

Theatre Arts Requirements (35 credit hrs.):

THEA 003: Acting I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 005: Readings in Theatre, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 014: Movement I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 020: Voice I, 2 credit hrs.
THEA 030: Stagecraft (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 031: Costuming (including Lab), 4 credit hrs.
THEA 032: Makeup, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 103: Directing I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 120: Theatre History I, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 121: Theatre History II, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 124: Technical Practicum, 1 credit hr.
THEA 160: Stage Management, 3 credit hrs.
THEA 190: Senior Capstone, 1 credit hr.

Additional Required Courses (13 credit hrs.):

THEA 004: Acting II, 3 hrs.
THEA 015: Movement II, 2 hrs.
THEA 021: Voice II, 2 hrs.
THEA 055: Acting III, 3 hrs.
THEA 100: Acting IV, 3 hrs.

Required Courses in English (9 credit hrs.):

9 credit hours of Literature courses are required (3 of those hours must be a Shakespeare course).

NOTE: These courses may also be used to fulfill an A.O.I.

Additional Theatre electives (18 credit hrs.):

In addition, students are required to take courses in all aspects of theatre production giving them an appreciation and deeper understanding of the collaborative nature of the art.

A minimum of 65 credit hours in Theatre Arts coursework is required; however, a maximum of 76 Theatre credit hours will be accepted for the degree.

Audition Requirements for entry into the BFA Theatre-Acting Program

Catalog listing with major requirements

Checklist for BFA Theatre-Acting


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Fine Arts News
April 15, 2014
On Wednesday, April 16, Drake University will host a special program for language immersion students from Merrill Middle School to celebrate Pan American Day. The students will participate in Drake Spanish courses in the morning and have the opportunity to celebrate Pan American dance and music at a performance by Drake students in Olmsted Center in the afternoon.