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B.F.A. degree program in theater
HEGIS code 1007
NYS SED program code 83119

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2015 semester.
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The B.F.A. degree program has two areas of specialization: acting and design and technical production (which includes scenic, lighting, and costume design).
Students must complete one of the following areas with a grade of C or higher in each theater course that is applied toward the fulfillment of department requirements. Any substitution of courses must be approved by the chairperson or designee/undergraduate deputy chair.

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Department requirements (59-66 credits)
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Acting (59-60 credits)
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All of the following: Theater 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 3201, 3202, 3203, 3204, 3205, 3206, 3207, 3208, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3436, 4400.

One of the following sequences: Theater 3501 or 3502W, and 3503; or three of the following: Theater 4501, 4502, 4503, or 4504W.

One additional credit from the following courses: Theater 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207. (Students may not exceed more than 9 credits in practicum courses.)

One of the following: Theater 4701, 4702, 4703, 4704, 4705, 4706.

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Design and Technical Production (66 credits)
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All of the following: Theater 1001, 1202, 1203, 1204, 2310, 2320, 3321, 3330, 3331, 3341, 2201. (Students with no previous experience may need to complete Theater 1201 before registering for more advanced technical courses. See course prerequisites.)

One of the following sequences: Theater 3501 or 3502W, and 3503; or Theater 4501, 4502, 4503, and 4504W.

Three credits from the following courses: Theater 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207. (Students may not exceed more than 9 credits in practicum courses.)

One acting course or Speech 1717.

One of the following: Theater 2501, 2502, 3504, 3505, 3506. (One of the following may substitute for one of the above: Classics 3220, Comparative Literature 3305, 3610, 3611, English 3122, 3124, 3132, 3170.)

Additional credits from the following to total a minimum of 66 credits: Theater 2002, 2202, 2311, 2312, 2313, 2321, 3002, 3310, 3320, 3322, 3332, 3333, 3340, 3342, 4320, 4321, 4330, 4331, 4340, 4341, 3351, 4351, 4701, 4702, 4703, 4704, 4705, 4706, 5805, 5806, 5807, Art 2210, 2211, 2310, 2311, 2320, 3321.

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