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Acting, BFA

The Acting, BFA track is designed for students who are interested in an intensive performance program leading to the pursuit of graduate study and/or careers in professional acting. These students immerse themselves in advanced technique in acting, voice, and movement courses, and learn the application of these skills to characterization in a wide range of productions in which they perform.

Required courses in this degree program are listed below. There are also many lower and upper level Theatre electives that are offered to these majors.  For course descriptions, please visit the online
UMBC Undergraduate Catalog.


Acting, BFA – 69 credits

Acting, BFA Core: Credits (27)

THTR 100 Intro to Scenography (3)

THTR 104 Intro to Costume  (3)

THTR 120 Intro to Theatre: Theory & Production (3)

THTR 202 Intro to Drama Lit (3)

THTR 244 Script Analysis (3)

THTR 261 Theatre Production:  Running Crew (1)

THTR 310 History of Theatre (3)

THTR 411 Modern Theatre: History & Practice (3)

THTR 460 Theatre Capstone (3)


Two of the following: (2)

THTR 262 Theatre Production: Light & Sound (1)

THTR 263 Theatre Production: Costumes (1)

THTR 264 Theatre Production: Scenery (1)


Acting, BFA Requirements: (38 credits)

THTR 220 Craft of Acting I (3 credits)

THTR 221 Craft of Acting II (3)

THTR 222 Vocal Training for the Actor I (3)

THTR 223 Vocal Training for the Actor II (3)

THTR 229 Movement for the Actor (3)

THTR 234 Make-up for the Stage (2)

THTR 239 Movement II: Alexander Technique (3)

THTR 324 Craft of Acting III (3)

THTR 325 Vocal Training for the Actor III (3)

THTR 329 Movement for the Actor III (3)

THTR 345 Auditioning and the Business of Acting (3)

THTR 347 Character & Scene Study (3)


One of the following: (3)

THTR 420 Acting Styles (3)

THTR 421 Acting Shakespeare (3)


Production or Performance Requirement (4–12)

All BFA students must participate in a production or performance course in each of their final four semesters. These may be fulfilled with any of the following:

THTR 339 Advanced Production Techniques

THTR 390 Theatre in Production

THTR 400 Theatre Studies

THTR 490 Production Workshop