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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Acting - Major (BFA)


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The B.F.A. in Acting is a pre-professional degree in acting with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary for the working artist in theater. Training at Nazareth takes place in small studio classes with an emphais on individualized attention and faculty mentoring of student growth to make students ready for the rigorous world of professional performance.

As part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting pre-professional degree, students are required to audition each semester and accept any role assigned. Students are evaluated by a faculty committee each year to ensure that he or she is making meaningful progress. Students must keep a minimum GPA of 3.0 within the major in order to continue in the program. In the summer of the junior year, students are required to participate in a theater internship to help facilitate the transition to the profession. Students are eligible to participate in the senior showcase on campus and in New York City through an audition process.

With a particular emphasis on Shakespearean dramatic and performance studies, the B.F.A. in Acting places equal value on the holistic view that a liberal arts-based education is by definition required for a young artist. Our faculty considers critical, analytical, and independent thinking learned in the liberal arts core as essential skills for the creative person.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Design and Technical Theatre


Design Elective


 Choose one course from:

Acting


Production


Sample Program for Acting Major


Freshman Year


  • 4 Perspectives Enduring Question (P-EQ) courses Credits: 12
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • THA Design course Credits: 3
  • Dance Studio Elective Credits: 1
  • 3 Perspectives Enduring Question (P-EQ) courses Credits: 10
  • Integrative Studies course Credits: 3
  • Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway Credits: 0
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Junior Year


  • Integrative Studies course Credits: 6
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year


THA 483 - Internship in Theatre  - In the summer after their junior year, all students are required to participate in an internship to help facilitate the transition to the profession. 

Senior Year


  • THA Performance Elective: Credits: 3
  • History/Drama/Theory Elective Credits: 3
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (P-EQ) Credits: 3
  • Core Milestone Experience (CME)  Credits: 0
  • Theatre Arts Labs (2 required) Credits: 2
  •   Credits: 0 (fall and spring semesters)

As well as:

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