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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Acting, BA


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About the Program

For students who desire a program of study intended to provide pre-professional training for a career as an actor, or for preparation to enter a field where communication and collaboration are essential to success. The Acting program at Purdue University seeks to expand the student’s range of knowledge and expression through the performance of drama. Upon completion, the student may work towards a life in the theatre, choose to pursue a communication-related career, or explore advanced training and/or graduate study.

In addition to coursework, the undergraduate actor at Purdue has ample opportunity to perform. While acting in the Marquee Season is often the responsibility of advanced undergraduate and graduate actors, numerous opportunities exist each year for actors at the beginning and intermediate levels.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Theatre Acting  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Theatre-BA
THAC
120 Credits

A minimum Grade of “C-“or better is required in all theatre courses to remain in and advance in the program.

A minimum Grade of “B” or better is required in * courses in order to progress to the next performance course.

Acting Major Requirements (42-45 credits)


Acting majors must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for casting in production work. ALL Acting majors are required to audition for and accept one mainstage role per semester, as cast.

Requirements for the Concentration


A. Foundation Studies (18 credits)


B. Performance and Production (24-27 credits)


1. Enroll in four practicum credits in THTR (4 credits)

(Enrollment is by Audition for 33600 /53600 ; all courses may be repeated)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54-55 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
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  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (20-24 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-17 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-17 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


15-16 Credits


Note


A minimum Grade of “C-“or better is required in all theatre courses to remain in and advance in the program.

A minimum Grade of “B” or better is required in * courses in order to progress to the next performance course.

Acting majors must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for casting in production work. ALL Acting majors are required to audition for and accept one mainstage role per semester, as cast.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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