UMD Department of Theatre

Emphasis in acting is designed for those who wish to pursue specialized study in preparation for a career as a professional actor.

The following is a suggested example plan for the B.F.A. Theatre, Acting Emphasis program. It does not contain the liberal education requirements, and is in accordance with the UMD catalog.

B.F.A. Theatre, Acting Emphasis, Example Curriculum

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1118 Voice & Movement (3)

TH 1451 Stage Makeup I (3)

TH 1801 Elements of Theatre (3)

TH 1699 Practicum (1)

SSP 1000 UMD Seminar (1)

LIB ED Course

Freshmen Year

Fall

WRIT 1120 College Writing (3)

TH 1112 Acting I (3)

TH 1116 Audition Tech (3)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting I (4)

LIB ED Course

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 0901 BFA Qualifying Presentation (0)

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting I (4)

TH 2112 Acting II: Realism (3)

TH 2118 Speech for the Actor (3)

TH 2801 Play Analysis (3)

LIB ED Course

Sophomore Year

Fall

TH 1301 Stagecraft (5) or

TH 1401 Costume Construction I (5) or

TH 1501 Stage Lighting I (4)

TH 2113 Acting III: Classic Styles (3)

LIB ED Course

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 3151 Stage Combat/Circus (3)

TH 3201 Stage Direction (3)

TH 4801 History of Theatre I (3)

TH Practicum

LIB ED Course

Elective

Junior Year

Fall

TH 2119 Stage Dialects (3)

TH 3171 Acting IV: Char/Mask (3)

TH 3331 Scene Design I (3)

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH 4802 History of Theatre II (3)

TH Practicum

LIB ED Course

Spring

TH 4151 Acting V: Sr. Studio (3)

WRIT 3110 Advanced Writing (3)

TH Practicum

LIB ED Course

LIB ED Course

Senior Year

Fall

TH 3331 Scene Design I (3)

TH 3441 Costume Design I (3)

TH 4171 Acting VI: Camera (3)

TH Practicum

LIB ED Course

Spring

*SFA Requirement:
1 course from the
following (also meets
a LIB ED requirement):

Music:
MU 1001 Intro to Music (3),
MU 1111 Survey of American Music (3)


Art & Design:
ART 1001 Art Today (3),
ART 1000 Intro to Art (3),
ARTH 1303 History of World Art I (3), ARTH 1304 History of World Art II (3)