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B.F.A. Multimedia Performing Arts

    60 Credit Major in Multimedia Performing Arts, B.F.A.

    The interdisciplinary Major in Multimedia Performing Arts leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). The major provides training in multimedia performing arts including dance, theatre, television, and film. The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

    Core Requirements (25)

    • 2 THE 205: Voice and Diction for the Stage
    • 3 THE 208: Acting I
    • 3 THE 211: Play Analysis
    • 3 THE 235: Stagecraft
    • 3 FTS 215: Camera and Lighting
    • 3 FTS 224: Editing
    • 3 DNC (THE) 220: Movement for Actors and Dancers
    • 3 DNC (THE) 323: Improvisation
    • 1 DNC (THE) 306: Multimedia Production Workshop
    • 1 DNC (THE) 307: Multimedia Post-Production Workshop

    Dance Track (25 credits)

    • 3 DNC 345: Choreography and Improvisation
    • 3 DNC 420: Dance History
    • 1 DNC 445: Advanced Student Performance Workshop
    • 1 DNC 4590: Multimedia Performing Arts Project

    3 Selected from:

    • THE 238 African American Theatre (3)
    • THE 243: Queer Theatre (3)
    • THE 326: History of the Theatre I (3)
    • THE 327: History of the Theatre II (3)
    • THE 3280: History of Musical Theatre (3)
    • THE 443: Contemporary World Theatre (3)

    3 Selected from:

    • DNC 252: World Dance Principles (3)
    • DNC 321: Dance for Musical Theatre (3)
    • DNC 352: World Dance (3)
    • DNC 3210: Hip Hop (3)

    4 Selected from:

    • DNC 201: Ballet Principles I (2)
    • DNC 202: Ballet Principles II (2)
    • DNC 302: Intermediate Ballet (2)
    • DNC 303: Advanced Ballet (2)

    6 Selected from:

    • DNC 211: Modern Dance Principles I (3)
    • DNC 212: Modern Dance Principles II (3)
    • DNC 311: Intermediate Modern Dance (3)
    • DNC 411: Advanced Modern Dance (3)

    1 Selected from:

    • DNC 304: Technique Workshop: Ballet (1)
    • DNC 362:Technique Workshop: World (1)
    • DNC 412: Technique Workshop: Modern (1)
    • DNC 421 Technique Workshop: Dance for Musical Theatre (1)
    • DNC 4210:Technique Workshop: Hip Hop (1)

    Electives (10 credits) Selected in Consultation with an Advisor

    • 300- or 400-level DNC
    • 200-300- or 400-level THE
    • FTS 226: Audio Production (3)
    • FTS 316: Film and Video Production (3)
    • THE (FTS) 343: Voice-Over for Radio, Film, TV (3)

    Note: To graduate with honors, students must take DNC 4951: Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project. To enroll, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major, have taken DNC 4950 and have Departmental Permission.

    **It is recommended that students take DNC 235 Dance Perspectives to fulfill their Area IV Arts Requirement

    Theatre Track (21 credits)

    • 2 THE 305: Advanced Voice and Diction
    • 3 THE 309: Screenwriting
    • 3 THE 326: History of Theatre I
    • 3 THE 331: Acting II
    • 3 THE 335: Directing I
    • 3 THE 344: Acting for the Camera
    • 3 THE 348: Performing Arts Management
    • 1 THE 4950: Multimedia Performing Arts Project

    3 selected from:

    • THE 238: African American Theatre (3)
    • THE 243: Queer Theatre (3)
    • THE 327: History of Theatre II (3)
    • THE 443: Contemporary World Theatre (3)
    • DNC 420: Dance History
    • THE 3280: History of Musical Theatre (3)

    And 3 selected from:

    • THE 370 Theatre Internship (3)
    • THE 449 Working in Theatre (3)
    • THE 492 Research Project (3)

    Or

    THE 4951 Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project (3)

    Note: To graduate with honors, students must take THE 4951 Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project. To enroll, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the major, have taken THE 4950 and have Departmental Permission.

    Electives (8 credits) Selected in Consultation with an Advisor

    • 200- 300- or 400-level DNC
    • 300- or 400-level THE
    • FTS 226: Audio Production (3)
    • FTS 316: Film and Video Production (3)
    • THE (FTS) 343: Voice-Over for Radio, Film, TV (3)

    **It is recommended that students take THE 241 The Art of the Theatre or FTS 213: History of Cinema to fulfill their Area IV Arts Requirement