Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre with Concentrations in Acting and Design/Technology, B.F.A.


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BFA in Theatre with a Concentration in Acting


Acting Concentration: The purpose of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting) is to prepare the student for the professional life as an actor. Through rigorous training, the BFA in Theatre (Acting) will develop students to be confident, proficient, and knowledgeable professionals who will be able to work in the stage and film industries. The faculty of the UWG Theatre Department will strive to create a nurturing, safe environment that holds the students to high standards and values.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop, through improvisation, various acting techniques, and body and voice development, believable, truthful, and committed characters.
  • Students will understand and demonstrate the specific demands of acting styles for major periods and genres of dramatic literature.
  • Students will understand and develop the specific skills needed for collaboration with other actors, the director, stage managers, and designers.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to learn and perform dialects and heightened language speech in a clear, articulate and expressive manner.
  • Students will develop strong, flexible, and controlled body and vocal instruments that will allow actors to use both instruments effectively in characterizations, and have the ability to project these characterizations in varying performance spaces.
  • Students will develop and administer makeup techniques for a wide range of characters.
  • Students will understand the basic business procedures of the actor’s profession.

Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)  

Free Electives: 6 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Major Requirements

  • The student must participate in a Senior Showcase and an exit interview which includes a performance audition and website presentation. All theatre majors are required to follow the guidelines of the Theatre Program Policy Handbook as published annually by the Theatre Program.

*Please note: For THEA 2900: Students will take this course twice once they have completed 30 credit hours of course work with an overall GPA of 2.5, and an average GPA of 3.0 on their major courses. The first semester of this course will be a preparation for their auditions/juries, which will take place in the second semester.

BFA in Theatre with a Concentration in Design/Technology


Design/Technology Concentration: The purpose of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Design & Technology) is to prepare the student for the professional life as a designer in a way that allows the student to understand the connection between the various areas of design and technical theatre, and the link between theatre and film. Through rigorous training, the BFA in Theatre (Design & Technology) will develop students to be confident, proficient, and knowledgeable professionals who will be able to work in theatre. Because Georgia has become a major hub for film, the BFA with the Design and Technology concentration will also introduce design students to the film industry by touching on design for that industry. The faculty of the UWG Theatre Department will strive to create a nurturing, safe environment that holds the students to high standards and values.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop the ability to understand and articulate basic elements and principles of design theory.
  • Students will develop their understanding of the aesthetic use of color.
  • Students will develop the ability to communicate design ideas and realities to other personnel involved in the production, including directors, other designers, stage managers, and actors.
  • Students will develop the ability to produce and communicate design ideas with freehand drawings.
  • Students will develop a fundamental knowledge of the total design process, including the progression of raw materials through multiple design “shops” and the roles that various craftspeople play in the creation of a finished product.
  • Students will gain knowledge of federal, state, and local health and safety codes, best practices, and industry standards as they relate to theatrical venues and production elements.
  • Students will compose materials appropriate for the preparation and presentation of a professional portfolio of design and technology-related work that demonstrate one’s abilities, strengths, processes, and experiences.

Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)  

Free Elective: 3 Hours


Total: 120 Hours


Major Requirements

  • The student must participate in a Senior Showcase and an exit interview, which includes a portfolio and website  presentation. All theatre majors are required to follow the guidelines of the Theatre Program Policy Handbook as published annually by the Theatre Program.

*Please note: For THEA 2900: Students will take this course twice once they have completed 30 credit hours of course work with an overall GPA of 2.5, and an average GPA of 3.0 on their major courses. The first semester of this course will be a preparation for their portfolio reviews, which will take place in the second semester.

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