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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

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

    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 minimum grade of C 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.

    All theatre majors should consult an advisor as early as possible.

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    Acting

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

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

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 10 critical-tracking courses with minimum grade of C: THE 2000, TPA 2202C, TPA 2232C, TPP 2110, TPP 2282, TPP 3103, TPP 3113, TPP 3283, TPP 3650, TPP 4114
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance Technique
    GE-H
    3
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    3
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2110 Acting 1: Instrument and Discipline 3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    ​3
    TPA 2120C Beginning Makeup 1
    TPA 2232C Beginning Costume 3
    TPP 3103 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 3 Credits
    TPA 3217 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
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    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
    ​Mathematics
    GE-M
    ​3
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 16

    For a B.F.A. in acting, students must 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-H)
    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
    State Core 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
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Theatre elective 3
    Total 15

    Complete 15 credits 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
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    Theatre Electives

    Courses Credits
    THE 4481 Production Dramaturgy 3
    THE 4930 Special Topics in Theatre 1-3
    TPA 4601 Stage and Theatre Management 3
    TPP 2260 Acting for the Camera 3
    TPP 3124 Beginning Improvisation 1-3
    TPP 3311 Directing 3
    TPP 4531 Stage Combat: Unarmed and Light Weaponry 3
    TPP 4600 Playwriting Workshop 3
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    Musical Theatre

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

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

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 10 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C: THE 2000, TPA 2202C, TPP 2110, TPP 2250, TPP 3103, TPP 3113, TPP 4114, MUT 1001, MVV 1411 twice
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance Technique
    GE-H
    3
    THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation
    State Core GE-H; D
    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
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​
    GE-H
    ​3
    MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    2
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3103 Acting 2: Analysis and Application 3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    DAA-approved dance course
    Based on technical level
    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 3
    TPP 3113 Acting 3 3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    2
    TPA 2202C Stagecraft 4
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 4114 Acting 4 3
    ​DAA-approved dance course
    Based on technical level
    2​​
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 15

    For the B.F.A. in music theatre, students must complete at least 36 credits at the 3000/4000 levels.

    Semester 5 Credits
    MUS 2211 English Diction 1
    MUT 1121 Theory of Music 1 3
    MVK 1111 Secondary Piano 1 1
    MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    2
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3251 Fundamentals of Music Theatre Acting 3
    ​TPP or MUN Ensemble 1​​
    Composition
    State Core GE-C
    3
    ​DAA-approved dance course
    Based on technical level
    2​​
    Total 17
    Semester 6 Credits
    MVK 1112 Secondary Piano 2 1
    MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    2
    TPP 2250 Song and Dance for Theatre 1
    TPP 3252 Music Theatre Acting Styles 3
    ​DAA-approved dance course
    Based on technical level
    ​2
    ​Electives ​4
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16

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

    Semester 7 Credits
    MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    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 5
    Physical or Biological Science
    GE-P or B
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 8 Credits
    ​MVV 1411 Voice
    Minimum of 12 credits of voice required
    2​​
    THE 4111 History of Theatre on Stage 2
    GE-H
    3
    THE 4260 Historic Costume for the Stage or
    THE 4285 History of Décor 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
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Total 15
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majors: theatre-performance