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BFA in Theatre Studies

BFA in Theatre Studies

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies is a professional degree offered for students intending to pursue a career in the theatre or a related field following graduation.  The degree is appropriate preparation for those planning to seek admission to a graduate program in dramaturgy, directing, or playwriting. The BFA Theatre Studies curriculum provides holistic training in all aspects of theatre arts while students are guided through multiple added theatre focuses distributed across three distinct categories: critical studies, performance, and design/technology.

The Baylor Department of Theatre Arts has the following major goals for students in the BFA Theatre Studies program:

 

  • To gain comprehensive experience of the collaborative work and artistry required to create a theatrical production
  • To acquire a useful and detailed knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature
  • To develop skills in play analysis and an understanding of dramatic theory to inform artistic choice
  • To demonstrate informed and articulate skills of critique when offering value judgments about theatrical and dramatic work
  • To develop techniques and experience in multiple added theatre focuses with guidance from the theatre faculty, which could include:
    • performance
    • design and technology
    • stage management
    • playwriting
    • theatre history, theory, and dramaturgy
  • To develop business skills for the profession, which may include including a repertoire of audition pieces, a resume and headshot, a design portfolio, a rendering and process presentation, a professional website, interviewing experience, and an understanding of the function of theatrical unions, agents, and producing organizations