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Acting, B.F.A.
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College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
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School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
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Catalog Year: 2020
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This is a sample schedule of all general education, CAS Exploratory, and major requirements for this degree in a 4-year plan. Courses in bold are designated as critical and may be prerequisites to subsequent major courses or may affect
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timeline for graduation due to specific semester offerings. Please see the notes column for further clarification.
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The below plan is based on SAT Writing 410-610 or AP/IB/CLEP equivalents.
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Course Subject and TitleCredits
Minimum Grade
Course TypePrerequisitesNotes
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Semester One (15 credit hours)
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THA 1001 - Foundations of Theatre1CMajorTheatre majors only.Offered Fall only.
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THA 1010 - Acting: The Instrument2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Offered Fall only.
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THA 1020 (Stagecraft) or THA 1023 (Costume Construction)2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Students must take THA 1021 (Winter only) or THA 1023 (Fall only). This choice then dictates when they take THA 1020 (mandatory; offered Fall and Winter).
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THA 1024 - Elements of Design2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Offered Fall only.
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THA 2020 - Theatre Ensemble0CMajorNo prerequisites.Students must enroll in THA 2020 this semester.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choice.http://catalog.oakland.edu/
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WRT 1050 - Composition I4CElective
WRT 1020 with a grade of C or higher; placement.
Prerequisite to subsequent Writing Foundations General Education course.
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Semester Two (14 credit hours)
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THA 1011 - Acting: The Script2CMajorTHA 1010 or Instructor Permission.Offered Winter only.
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THA 1020 (Stagecraft) or THA 1021 (Costume Craft)2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Students must take THA 1021 (Winter only) or THA 1023 (Fall only). This choice then dictates when they take THA 1020 (mandatory; offered Fall and Winter).
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THA 2016 - Stage Combat I2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Offered Winter only.
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THA 2020 - Theatre Ensemble0CMajorNo prerequisites.Students must enroll in THA 2020 this semester.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choice.http://catalog.oakland.edu/
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WRT 1060 - Composition II4CGeneral Education
WRT 1050 with grade of C or higher; placement.
Prerequisite to subsequent Writing Intensive courses.
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Semester Three (16 credit hours)
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THA 3010 - Acting: The Role2CMajorTHA 1011.Offered Fall only.
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Movement Course 1 of 22CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.THA 3016 recommended by department (offered Fall only).
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THA 2020 - Theatre Ensemble0CMajorNo prerequisites.Students must enroll in THA 2020 this semester.
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THA Elective(s)4CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.Students work with their faculty advisers to determine options.
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ENG 1300 (Introduction to Shakespeare) or General Education Category4CMultiplePrerequisite varies with choice.ENG 1300 satisfies the Literature General Education category.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Four (16 credit hours)
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THA 2017 - Stage Voice I2CMajorTHA 1010 or Instructor Permission.Offered Winter only.
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THA 3014 - Acting: Auditions2CMajorTHA 3010.Offered Winter only.
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THA 3023 - Stage Makeup2CMajor
Theatre majors/minors only or Instructor Permission.
Offered both Fall and Winter.
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THA 3030 - Stage Management2CMajorNo prerequisites.Offered Winter only.
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THA 2020 - Theatre Ensemble0CMajorNo prerequisites.Students must enroll in THA 2020 this semester.
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THA Elective(s)2CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.Students work with their faculty advisers to determine options.
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Dance technique course2CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.Any technique course with the DAN subject code.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choicehttp://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Five (18 credit hours)
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THA 2018 - Stage Voice II2CMajorTHA 2017.Offered Fall only.
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THA 3001 - Theatre History I4CMultipleWRT 1060; sophomore standing.Offered Fall only.
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THA 4014 - Acting: Shakespeare2CMajorTHA 3010.Offered Fall only.
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THA 4020 - Advanced Performance Projects0CMajorMajor standing; junior or senior standing.Students enroll in THA 4020 upon earning major standing.
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Movement Course 2 of 22CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.See catalog for applicable options.
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General Education Category or ENG 3620 (Drama)4CMultiplePrerequisite varies with choice.
Students would take ENG 3620 only if they did not take ENG 1300 previously. Students can also take ENG 1300 here instead of ENG 3620 if desired.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choice.http://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Six (16 credit hours)
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THA 3002 - Theatre History II4CMultipleWRT 1060; sophomore standing.Offered Winter only.
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THA 4005 - Directing I2CMajor
Major standing; prerequisites vary with choices.
Offered Winter only.
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THA 4010 (Acting: Styles) or THA 3011 (Stage Dialects)2CMajorTHA 3010, THA 1011.
Offerings rotate each Winter term; take the other course in Semester Eight.
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THA 4017 - Acting: Advanced Studio2CMajorTHA 4014.Offered Winter only.
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THA 4020 - Advanced Performance Projects2CMultipleMajor standing; junior or senior standing.Recommended by department; also meets General Education Capstone.
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General Education Category4PassingGeneral EducationPrerequisite varies with choice.http://catalog.oakland.edu/
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Semester Seven (14 credit hours)
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THA 4006 - Directing II2CMajorTHA 4005.Offered Fall only.
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THA 4031 (Dramaturgy/Assistant Director Project) or THA 3031 (Stage Manager Project)
2CMajorTHA 4005, THA 3030.Students work with their faculty advisers to determine options.
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THA Elective(s)2CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.Students work with their faculty advisers to determine options.
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Elective4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice.
"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level.
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Elective4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice.
"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level.
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Semester Eight (15 credit hours)
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THA 3011 (Stage Dialects) or THA 4010 (Acting: Styles)2CMajorTHA 1011, THA 3010.Students take the course not selected in Semester Six.
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THA 4020 - Advanced Performance Projects2CMultipleMajor standing; junior or senior standing.Recommended by department; also meets General Education Capstone.
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THA Elective(s)3CMajorPrerequisite varies with choice.Students work with their faculty advisers to determine options.
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Elective4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice.
"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level.
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Elective4PassingElectivePrerequisite varies with choice.
"Elective" may need to include university requirements of G.E. Integration or credits at the 3000-4000 level.
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Sample Schedule Notes:
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THA 1020 is required. Students choose between THA 1023 (Fall) or THA 1021 (Winter) based on their interests. Students who choose 1021 take 1020 in Fall. Students who choose 1023 take 1020 in Winter.
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Once Dance Technique course is required. Students may select two additional courses from THA 2013, 2014, 3016, 4016, or any additional Dance Technique course.
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While THA 4020 for 4 credits is the most common method of satisfying the Capstone requirement, students may also meet the requirement with THA 4007, 4025, 4081, 4095, or 4950 for a total of 4 credits altogether.
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Non-credit requirements: Major standing; Senior interview; Performance production requirement; Events attendance requirement. Students should consult with their faculty advisers regularly to discuss these requirements.
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Complete the requirements for a major offered by the College of Arts and Sciences with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
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CAS Exploratory Requirement
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Students who successfully complete the BFA Acting major are exempt from the College Exploratory requirement.
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Degree Requirements
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Required
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General Education32
Multiple General Education courses are fulfilled with courses in the major to reach the 40 required credits
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DiversityIncluded
Multiple General Education and/or major courses also fulfill this area
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WIM/WIGE/CapstoneIncluded
Multiple General Education and/or major courses also fulfill this area
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CAS Exploratory RequirementExempt
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Major72
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Electives20
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Total Credits:124
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