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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Specializing in Acting/Directing

This degree is well-suited for theatre students who already have a more defined career focus. The course of study is intensive and provides a strong foundation in a specialized area of theatre. The BAC in Theatre with a Specialization in Acting/Directing degree allows the student whose primary interests are in acting and directing the opportunity to be more fully immersed in these areas and to really hone their abilities and skills through advanced study.

This degree includes 70 hours of coursework outside of the department, as well as a core theatre curriculum and a specialized course of study. Instead of a minor, each BAC major must fulfill a support field requirement. This support field requirement can be met by courses chosen by the student and approved by that student's theatre department advisor.

All BAC in Theatre students, regardless of their specialization, must take the following core courses:

  • Production Practicum Acting or Tech (six semesters)
  • Major Event (two semesters)
  • Script Analysis
  • Theatre History & Literature: Origins-1700s
  • Theatre History & Literature: 1700s-Present
  • Period, Style & Form
  • Senior Seminar

Acting/Directing Specialization:

Must take all of these courses:

  • Acting: Principles
  • Acting: Topics in Voice & Movement
  • Directing

Choose two from:

  • Basic Scenery Construction
  • Basic Costume Construction
  • Basic Lighting and Sound
  • Drafting, Drawing and Graphics

Choose two from:

  • Advanced Directing
  • Acting: Character & Range
  • Acting: Topics & Application

Choose one from:

  • Musical Theatre
  • Workshop in Theatre (as approved)
  • Stage Management
  • Advanced Production Practicum

Plus a four course support field from outside the Department of Theatre and Film.