USD Undergraduate Theatre

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Majors

Acting Specialization

Prepare yourself for entry into a professional Theatre as a specialist in performance. In addition to the regental and University general education requirements, the Acting Specialization courses are also required.

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Design/Technology Specialization

This program of study is intended for students with vocational interest in design/technology. In addition to the regental and University general education requirements, the Design/Technology Specialization courses are also required.

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Musical Theatre Specialization

The Musical Theatre Specialization seeks to prepare the student for entry into the musical theatre profession as a specialist in performance, as well as prepare musical theatre performers for advanced training programs in vocal music, dance and/or acting.In addition to the regental and University general education requirements, the Musical Theatre Specialization courses are also required.

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Theatre Specialization

This program of study is intended for those students seeking a comprehensive theatre education or for those who have not yet decided upon an area of specialization. It is also recommended for students wishing to pursue graduate study in theatre, particularly in the area of directing. In addition to the regental and University general education requirements, there are a number of other requirements. Please see the Theatre Specialization Requirements for more information.

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Minors

General Requirements

All B.F.A. majors (with the exception of Musical Theatre) enter in the Theatre Specialization. Entrance into the Acting or Design/Theatre Technology Specialization is by permission of the theatre faculty upon completion of an interview and audition or portfolio presentation.

Entrance into the B.F.A. Musical Theatre Specialization is by audition/interview.

A 2.50 overall grade point average in Theatre is required for graduation with a B.F.A.; however, students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in their area of specialization (Acting, Design/Theatre Technology or Musical Theatre) in order to continue in those programs in good standing.

Theatre majors are required to complete the university's general education core as well as a theatre core. Due to expanded credit hour requirements for the Musical Theatre specialization, the theatre core varies from the Acting, Design/Technical and Theatre specializations.

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