May 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre, Design/Technology, B.F.A.

Students seeking admission to the B.F.A. program must:

  • audition or interview with the faculty
  • pass an advancing audition/screening examination by the Theatre faculty during the sophomore year or, for transfer students, after one semester at UM to continue on the B.F.A. degree track. A student can audition again if not initially advanced, but no more than two times;
  • have completed THEA 120 /122  (not required for Musical Theatre), 213 250 361  (not required for Costume Design), and/or 270  unless approved by their advisor to audition;
  • demonstrate an aptitude and serious commitment in the chosen concentration area and;
  • maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in all Theatre courses.

* Students seeking the B.F.A. with a concentration in Acting, Musical Theatre and Directing are required to audition or interview for all departmental mainstage productions.

* Students seeking the B.F.A. with a concentration in Design and Technology are required to interview for production positions on all departmental mainstage productions, as well as attend required annual portfolio reviews.

* A Senior Project (THEA 465 ) is required of every candidate for the B.F.A. Theatre degree. Specific guidelines for projects are available in the Theatre Department office.

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must meet all general graduation requirements as listed in the Academic Programs and Policies   section in this bulletin. A minimum of 121 semester hours is required for completion.

Select one of the following tracks:

General Education and General Electives

Students must also complete the General Education Core requirements to include any specific courses listed below. Students must also complete sufficient general electives to reach 121 or more total semester hours.