Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Performance
The BFA in theatre performance is a professional training program for aspiring actors seeking graduate school placement or professional employment. The program offers studio acting, voice, and movement training with professional actors, as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of production experiences. Students engage in scene study, text analysis, voice, speech, dialects, mask work, make up, on camera training, and audition workshops with working professional actors and producers.
Auburn University Theatre is housed in Telfair B. Peet Theatre, which includes two fully equipped performance spaces; three dynamic performance studios serving classes in acting, dance, voice, directing, and movement; and fully equipped costume and scenic studios. The newly renovated main stage features a flexible proscenium house seating along with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment. A new black box studio theatre is equipped with the first wire tension lighting grid at a university theatre in Alabama and a larger dance studio.
Theatre students enjoy opportunities to work with national and international guest artists and travel nationally and internationally to attend workshops and exhibit their work. Auburn theatre graduates think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classroom to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in theatre from the Career Center’s Pathways.
Careers in Theatre: Performance
- Motion Picture
- Publicity (Press Agents)
- Technical Direction
- Set Design
- Stage Management
- Dialect Coaching
- Support Staff
Behind the Scenes
- Stage Management/Direction
- Set Design/Construction
- Property Design
- Lighting Design
- Sound Design
- Camera Operation
- Costume Design/Wardrobe
- Special Effects
- Broadcast Technology
- Marketing and Advertising
- Fundraising and Development
- Administration of Arts Programs
- Box Office Sales
- Patron Services
BFA Curriculum in Theatre - Performance
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre for Majors I||3||THEA 1110 Introduction to Theatre for Majors II1||3|
|THEA 2840 Beginning Dance Techniques||3||Core Math||3|
|THEA 2310 Theatre Technology I||3||Core History||3|
|THEA 2120 Acting I||3||THEA 2110 Voice and Movement Fundamentals||2|
|THEA 2111 Voice and Movement Fundamentals Lab||1|
|Core Science I||4||Core Science II||4|
|Core Literature2||3||Core Social Science||3|
|THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1||THEA 2700 Text Analysis||3|
|Required Dance Elective3||1||THEA 2910 Production Practicum II||1|
|THEA 2610 Costume Construction||3||Performance Elective7||3|
|Performance Elective7||3||THEA ELEC (Selected from any THEA course)||1|
|THEA 3150 BFA Performance Studio I||4||THEA 3160 BFA Performance Studio II||4|
|THEA 3840 Intermediate Dance Techniques I or 3860 Movement for the Actor||3||THEA 3720 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism III - Space||3|
|THEA 3710 Theatre History, Theory and Criticism II - Body||3||Theatre Elective||1|
|THEA 3190 Singing Practicum||1||Core Soc. Sci. or Hist.||3|
|THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1||Core Humanities or Lit.||3|
|THEA 2650 Stage Makeup||3||THEA 3910 Production Practicum III||1|
|Electives5||3||Core Fine Arts (except THEA 2010)||3|
|THEA 3950 Directing Seminar||3||Electives5||3|
|THEA 4150 BFA Performance Studio III||4||THEA 4160 BFA Performance Studio IV||4|
|THEA 4980 Senior Capstone Project1, 6||3||Core Social Science||3|
|Theatre Electives5||1||UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
Students are required complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence. They are also required to complete one Core History or one Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved theatre and other elective courses.
To enroll in Senior Capstone Project, students must be senior theatre majors planning to graduate before the following fall semester.
Performance Electives are selected from THEA 2080, THEA 3110, THEA 3120, THEA 3140, or THEA 3860.
Last Updated: January 21, 2020