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  • Theatre Performance

    The B.F.A. in theatre performance is also offered at the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

    About This Major

    • College: Fine Arts
    • Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
    • Hours for the Degree: 124
    • Specializations: Performance - Acting or Musical Theatre;
      Production - Costume Design, Lighting Design or Scene Design
    • Minor: Production Only
    • Website: www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance

    Overview

    Placement in the BFA theatre program is determined by audition or portfolio interview. Students enrolled in theatre performance: acting or music theatre will proceed through studio coursework by demonstrated proficiency.

    Transfer students entering the BFA music theatre program may be required to take a placement exam by the School of Music for placement in music courses. If a student has earned college credit with a grade of C or better for music courses taken at another SUS institution with course prefixes and the last three digits matching a UF music course, it is usually granted as transfer credit when evaluated by the music faculty.

    For all majors in theatre, students should consult an adviser as early as possible.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Specialization: Performance - Acting
    Specialization: Performance - Musical Theatre
    Specialization: Production - Costume Design
    Specialization: Production - Lighting Design
    Specialization: Production - Scene Design

    Performance - Acting

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1:

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 10 critical-tracking courses with grade of C or better: THE 2020, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPP 2110, TPP 2282, TPP 3111, TPP 3113, TPP 3283, TPP 3650, TPP 4114

    Semester 2:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 3:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 4:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking courses with a grade of C or better

    Semester 5:

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance Technique 3
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPP 3111 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 3 Credits
    TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    TPP 2282 Movement Training for the Actor 1 3
    TPP 3113 Acting 3 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPP 3283 Movement Training for the Actor 2 3
    TPP 4114 Acting 4 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16
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    For a B.F.A. in acting, complete at least 53 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    THE 3231 African American Theatre History and Practice or
    THE 3234 Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Theatre (GE-S, D)
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPP 4140 Acting: Shakespeare and Period Styles 3
    TPP 4287 Voice, Speech and Body Training for the Actor 1 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 13
    Semester 6 Credits
    TPP 4144 Acting Style: 18th Century to Post Modernism 3
    TPP 4288 Voice, Speech and Body Training for the Actor 2 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 15

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H) 3
    TPP 3251 Fundamentals of Music Theatre Acting 3
    TPP 4221 Acting: Audition Workshop and Synthesis 3
    Theatre electives 6
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H) 3
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Theatre electives 9
    Total 14

    Recommended Electives: THE 4481, THE 4930, TPA 2248, TPA 4601, TPP 2260, TPP 3124, TPP 3311, TPP 4531, TPP 4600

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    Performance - Musical Theatre

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1:

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 10 critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better: MUT 1001, two MVV 1411, THE 2020, TPA 2202C, TPP 2110, TPP 2282, TPP 3111, TPP 3113,
      TPP 4114

    Semester 2:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 3:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 4:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 5:

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance Technique 3
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    DAA 2204 Basic Ballet 2
    MVV 1411 Voice ** 2
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3111 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    DAA approved dance course * 2
    MUT 1001 Introduction to Music Theory Rudiments 2
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 2282 Fundamentals of Voice Production 1
    TPP 3113 Acting 3 3
    Total 13
    Semester 4 Credits
    DAA approved dance course * 2
    MVV 1411 Voice ** 2
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 4114 Acting 4 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
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    For the B.F.A. in music theatre, complete at least 36 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    DAA approved dance course * 2
    MUS 2211 English Diction 1
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1 3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1 1
    MVV 1411 Voice ** 2
    TPP or MUN Ensemble 1
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3251 Fundamentals of Music Theatre Acting 3
    Humanities (GE-H) 3
    Total 17
    Semester 6 Credits
    DAA approved dance course * 2
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2 1
    MVV 1411 Voice ** 2
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3252 Music Theatre Acting Styles 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 13

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Semester 7 Credits
    MVV 1411 Voice ** 2
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPP 3253 Advanced Studies in Music Theatre Acting 3
    Electives 4
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H) 3
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage or
    THE 4285 History of D├ęcor and Architecture for the Stage
    3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    Electives 4
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Total 17

    * Approved courses based on technical level
    **
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required

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    Theatre Production

    Students enrolled in theatre production: costume design, lighting design and scene design will complete coursework in all three areas. Selected independent study, advanced electives and production assignments in THE 4950 focus on the specialization.

    Today's theatre design and production depend heavily on complex electronic mechanical systems used in professional theatres, film and TV productions. A portfolio is required. For more information consult the department handbook or an adviser.

    Specialization Areas with P and P Assignments and Electives: Costume: Costume Patterning and Tailoring, Costume Management and Technology, Costume Design 2, Advanced Stage Makeup, Advanced Crafts for the Stage, Production Design, Advanced Costume Construction.

    Production - Costume Design

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1:

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 12 critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better: THE 2020, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPA 2075, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPA 3214, TPA 3238, TPA 4239, TPP 2110, TPP 3650

    Semester 2:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 3:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 4:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 5:

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 2075 Scene Painting 3
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 3238 Advanced Costume Construction 3
    TPA 4239 Costume Patterning and Tailoring 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Electives 6
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16
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    For the B.F.A. in production, complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 14
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Theatre electives 6
    Total 16

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3
    TPA 4930 Advanced Costume Design 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    TPA elective in costume techniques 3
    Elective 3
    Total 12
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    Production - Lighting Design

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1:

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 11 critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better: THE 2020, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPP 2110, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C,
      TPA 3208, TPA 3214, TPA 4020, TPP 3650

    Semester 2:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 3:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 4:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 5:

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 3208 Drawing and Drafting for the Stage 3
    TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 14
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    For the B.F.A. in production, complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4021 Lighting Design 2 3
    Elective 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Elective 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    Electives 6
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Elective 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 12

    TPA 3947 and TPA 4946 are recommended electives; each course is repeatable for up to 18 hours for scene, lighting and costume design majors.

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    Production - Scene Design

    Critical Tracking

    Equivalent critical tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1:

    • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 2 of 12 critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better: THE 2020, THE 4950, TPA 2074, TPA 2075, TPA 2120C, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C,
      TPA 3208, TPA 3214, TPA 4066, TPP 2110, TPP 3650

    Semester 2:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 3:

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a grade of C or better

    Semester 4:

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Semester 5:

    • Complete 5 additional critical-tracking courses with grades of C or better

    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    THE 2020 Introduction to Theatre for Majors 3
    TPA 2074 Drawing and Rendering 3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    TPA 2075 Scene Painting 3
    TPA 3208 Drawing and Drafting for the Stage 3
    Composition (GE-C, WR) 3
    Mathematics (GE-M) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15
    Semester 3 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4066 Scene Design 3
    TPP 3650 Script Analysis 3
    Elective 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPA 3214 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 4
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Total 15
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    For the B.F.A. in production, complete at least 59 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    ARH 2050 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4285 History of Decor and Architecture for the Stage 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4076 Advanced Theatre Graphics 3
    Elective 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ARH 2051 Introduction to the Principles and History of Art 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    TPA 4049 Costume Design or
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage
    3
    TPA 4930 Scene Design 2 3
    Elective 3
    Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or B) 3
    Total 16

    Complete 15 hours of theatre courses by end of the junior year and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

    Summer Semester Credits
    THE 4945 Summer Repertory Theatre 6
    Total 6
    Semester 7 Credits
    THE 4110 History of Theatre on Stage 1 (GE-H, N) 3
    TPA 4020 Lighting Design 3
    TPA 4206 Advanced Crafts for the Stage 3
    Elective 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2 (GE-H, N) 3
    THE 4950 Production and Performance 1
    THE 4959 Senior Project 2
    Elective 3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 12

    Specialization Areas with P and P assignments and electives: TPA 3947 and TPA 4946 are recommended electives; each course is repeatable up to 18 hours for majors in scene, lighting and costume design.

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majors: theatre-performance