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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theatre Acting, BA


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About the Program

The Theatre Acting degree is 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.

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Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Theatre Acting  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree 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.

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program 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.

Students should include THTR 20100 - Theatre Appreciation  as a choice in fulfilling the CLA core Requirements.

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 (57 credits)


Electives (18-21 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
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-17 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14-17 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • THTR 53600 - Advanced Problems In Acting
  • THTR REQ B3 - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • US Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-18 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.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the 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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