Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Theatre and Dance

Major(s)

Theatre and Dance

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s admission requirements, students must be officially accepted into the BFA program prior to the first semester of coursework in the major. Auditions and/or interviews for placement in the program are held on campus during the fall and spring semester of each year. Prospective students should contact the Department of Theatre and Dance for specific information about the audition process and dates.

Program Requirements
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Note: Six hours of the General Education Humanities Requirement may not be included in the courses fulfilling the major.

  2. Major Requirements (78 hours)

    1. Core Requirements (31 hours)

      1. Design/Technology (10 hours): THE 150(2) and 151(1); 224(1); choose two groups from THE 250(2) and 251(1), or THE 255(2) and 256(1), or THE 260(2) and 261(1)

      2. Directing (6 hours): THE 130(3); and THE 430(3) or DAN 520(3)-required for Dance option.

      3. History (6 hours): THE 541(3); and THE 542(3) or DAN 452(3)

      4. Acting (3 hours): THE 121(3)* or 222(3). *THE 121 is open to admitted BFA in Theatre and Dance/Acting and Musical Theatre majors only.

      5. Electives from approved courses inside or outside the department (5 hours). 2-3 hours of Dance courses suggested.

      6. Senior BFA Project:

        1. THE 492(1) required for Acting option, and for Design/Technology/Stage Management option

        2. DAN 492(1) required for Dance option

    2. Complete one of the following options:

      1. Acting (47 hours):

        1. THE 122(3), 221(3), 226(2), 228(2), 321(3), 326(3), 327(3), 328(3), 421(3), 424(1), 451(2), 498(2), 511(3), 522(3)

        2. 3 hours from the following: THE 505(3), 510(3), 515(3), 530(3)

        3. 3 hours from the following: THE 543(3), 545(3), 547(3); or approved literature course(s) numbered 300 or higher

        4. 5 hours from approved performance related electives from Dance, Music, or Theatre courses

        5. Each candidate will meet with the Acting faculty at the end of each spring semester to assess individual progress, strengths, and goals.

        6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of THE 492(1) and 498(2).

      2. Dance (47 hours)

        1. Dance Technique (33 hours):

          1. No fewer than 12 hours in: DAN 216(3), 316(3), 416(3)

          2. No fewer than 12 hours in: DAN 230(3), 330(3), 430(3)

          3. No fewer than 9 hours in: DAN 245(3), 345(3), 445(3)

        2. Composition/Choreography (4 hours): DAN 320(2), 420(2)

        3. Partnering (2 hours): DAN 348(2)

        4. Performance Practicum: DAN 592(1)

        5. Anatomy and Kinesiology (3 hours): DAN 364(3)

        6. Pedagogy (4 hours): DAN 565(4)

        7. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of DAN 520(3) and 565(4).

          It is strongly recommended that all Dance majors take DAN 180 and one course from the following: MUS 239, MUS 345 or MUS 346. These courses fulfill General Education Program requirements.

      3. Design/Technology/Stage Management (47 hours):

        1. Design/Technology Core course sequence not selected above from: THE 250(2) and 251(1); THE 255(2) and 256(1); or THE 260(2) and 261(1)

        2. THE 270(3), 271(3), 275(3), 280(3), 281(3), 292(1), 295(1), 354(3), 380(3), 381(3), 382(3), 392(1), 395(1), 495(1), 561(3), 562(3)

        3. 6 hours from the following: THE 324(1), 350(3), 454(3), 460(3), 530(3), 552(3), 555(3), 558(3), 565(3); COM 205(3) or 332(3)

        4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of THE 395(1), 495(1) and THE 492(1).
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog