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  1. Exhibit a thorough comprehension of the aesthetic, cultural, and historical contexts of the theatre and dance disciplines.
  2. Demonstrate advanced skill in the creative process through pre-production research and analysis, rehearsals, and performances.
  3. Display advanced proficiency in one of the following:
    1. Dance Option: Performance and choreography.
    2. Design/Tech Option: The design process in one or more of the following areas:
  • Scenery
  • Costumes
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Theatre Performance Option: Acting technique, directing technique, or technique in both areas, plus one or more of the following areas:
    • Combat
    • Movement
    • Performance Studies
    • Voice
  • Demonstrate professional competence in auditioning, interview technique, and portfolio/résumé preparation and presentation.
  • Demonstrate the requisite skills to engage in graduate study, pursue careers as theatre and/or dance artists, or pursue professions in arts-related fields.
  • Program Requirements

    1. All students wishing to advance in the program must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the BFA program.
    2. Students who earn any grade below a "C" in a major course must retake the course before advancing in the program.
    3. All students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher within the BFA program.
    4. Students who fall below this minimum GPA requirement will be placed on probation for one semester and removed from the program after two consecutive semesters.
    5. All students wishing to advance in level will be required to successfully complete an annual review as arranged by department faculty.
    6. Reviews will include presentation of skills, discussion of academic progress (Items #1 & #2), and evaluation of professional progress. Students falling below minimum academic requirements or who have made inadequate performance or professional progress may be asked to repeat courses, or may be placed on probation, or dropped from the program.
    7. Students will receive immediate verbal feedback from all faculty. Written assessment, in the form of a letter, regarding their continuance or discontinuance in the program will follow.
    View the BFA Acting Program Learning ObjectivesView the BFA Theatre Design & Technology Program Learning ObjectivesView the BFA Musical Theatre Program Learning Objectives


    Sara Steffens
    River Campus Seminary 458
    Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
    One University Plaza, MS 7850
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701