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B.F.A. in Theatre - Acting Specialization

The B.F.A. degree in theatre with a specialization in acting is a unique program of specialized acting study within a liberal arts context. Enriched by the intellectual growth engendered by both their liberal arts and theatre courses, acting students engage in an intense investigation of acting at the highest level.

The purpose of the program is two-fold: to prepare students for entrance into the profession, and/or admission to a top-flight, graduate training program. Upon completion of two years of foundational actor training, students in the acting major receive advanced training in the areas of acting, stage movement and stage voice.

In their senior year, students take part in professional workshops with agents and casting directors who are flown to Dallas from from New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In addition, actors create an Online Showcase to help launch their careers.

See List of Theatre Courses & their Description

Requirements for the Degree Credit Hours
UC/GEC Requirements varies

Division of Theatre:

  • THEA 1303, 1304 Dramatic Arts Today
  • THEA 2140, 2141, 2142 Running/Construction Crews
  • THEA 2240, 2241, 2242 Practicum
  • THEA 2303, 2304 Acting I, II
  • THEA 2305, 2306 Voice for the Stage 1, 2
  • THEA 2307, 2308 Movement I, II
  • THEA 2322 Text Analysis
  • THEA 2361 Introduction to Stage Management
  • THEA 3303, 3304 Acting III, IV
  • THEA 3305, 3306 Voice for the Stage III, IV
  • THEA 3207, 3208 Movement III, IV
  • THEA 3381, 3382 Theatre and Drama History I, II
  • THEA 4303, 4304 Acting V, VI
  • THEA 4105, 4106 Voice for the Stage V, VI
  • THEA 4207, 4208 Movement V, VI
  • THEA 4309 Business and Professional Aspects of the Theatre


Community Experience: MSA 1001 or 1101 FACE: First-year Community Experience


Free Electives (hours vary as needed to meet University residency and degree requirements)


*GEC students are required to complete a minimum of 123 term credit hours, and are exempt from three hours of Perspectives and an additional three hours of either Perspectives or Cultural Formations courses.

Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts




Undergraduate Studies


B.F.A. in Theatre - Acting Specialization

B.F.A. in Theatre - Theatre Studies Specialization

Minor In Musical Theatre

Minor in the History of Visual and Performing Arts

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Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)


Faculty and Staff

Opportunities for Non-Theatre Majors

Student Internships & Collaborations


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