Multimedia Performing Arts, B.F.A. (60 Credit Major)

The interdisciplinary Major in Multimedia Performing Arts leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (B.F.A.). The major provides training in multimedia performing arts including dance, theatre, television, and film. 

The required courses and credits are distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (25)

Credits
THE 205Voice and Diction for the Stage

2

THE 208Acting I

3

THE 211Play Analysis

3

FTS 215Camera and Lighting

3

FTS 224Editing

3

THE 235Stagecraft

3

DNC 220Movement for Actors and Dancers

3

DNC 306Multimedia Production Workshop

1

DNC 307Multimedia Post-Production Workshop

1

DNC 323Improvisation

3

Dance Track (35 credits)

8 required credits:

Credits
DNC 345Choreography and Improvisation

3

DNC 420Dance History

3

DNC 445Advanced Student Performance Workshop

1 (may be repeated for up to 3 credits)

DNC 4950Multimedia Performing Arts Project

1

3 credits selected from the following Theatre courses:

Credits
THE 238African American Theatre

3

THE 243Queer Theatre

3

THE 326History of the Theatre I

3

THE 327History of The Theatre II

3

THE 3280History of Musical Theatre

3

THE 443Contemporary World Theatre

3

3 courses selected from the following Dance courses:

Credits
DNC 252World Dance Principles

3

DNC 321Dance for Musical Theatre

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

DNC 3210Hip Hop

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

DNC 352World Dance

3 (may be repeated for up to 6 credits).

4 credits selected from the following Dance courses:

Credits
DNC 201Ballet Principles I

2

DNC 202Ballet Principles II

2

DNC 302Intermediate Ballet

2 credits (may be repeated for up to 4 credits).

DNC 303Ballet Principles III

2

6 credits selected from:

Credits
DNC 211Modern Dance Principles I

3

DNC 212Modern Dance Principles II

3

DNC 311Intermediate Modern Dance

3

DNC 411Advanced Modern Dance

3

1 credit selected from:

Credits
DNC 304Technique Workshop: Ballet

1

DNC 362Technique Workshop: World

1

DNC 412Technique Workshop: Modern

1

DNC 421Technique Workshop: Dance for Musical Theatre

1 (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

DNC 4210Technique Workshop: Hip Hop

1 credit (may be repeated for up to 2 credits)

10 elective credits selected in consultation with a faculty advisor from:

*To graduate with Departmental Honors, MMPA Dance-track students must include DNC 4951: Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project among their 10 elective credits. To enroll in DNC 4951, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the Major, have taken DNC 4950, and receive Departmental Permission. 

Note: It is recommended that students take DNC 235 Dance Perspectives to fulfill a General Education Requirement.  
Credits
DNC 300- or 400-level DNC

THE 200-, 300- or 400-level THE

FTS 226Audio Production

3

FTS 316Film and Video Production

3

FTS 343Voice-Over for Radio, Film and TV

3

DNC 4951Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project

3

Theatre Track (35 credits)

21 required credits:

Credits
THE 305Advanced Voice and Diction

2

THE 309Screenwriting

3

THE 326History of the Theatre I

3

THE 331Acting II

3

THE 335Directing I

3

THE 344Acting for the Camera

3

THE 348Performing Arts Management

3

THE 4950Multimedia Performing Arts Project

1

3 credits selected from the following Theatre and Dance courses:

Credits
THE 238African American Theatre

3

THE 243Queer Theatre

3

THE 327History of The Theatre II

3

THE 3280History of Musical Theatre

3

THE 443Contemporary World Theatre

3

DNC 420Dance History

3

3 credits selected from the following Theatre courses:

*To graduate with Departmental Honors, MMPA theatre-track students must select THE 4951: Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project as their elective. To enroll in THE 4951, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the Major, have taken THE 4950, and receive Departmental Permission.
Credits
THE 370Theatre Internship

3

THE 449Working in the Performing Arts

3

THE 492Research Project in Theatre

3

THE 4951Honors Multimedia Performing Arts Project

3

8 elective credits selected in consultation with a faculty advisor from:

Note: It is recommended that students take THE 241: The Art of the Theatre to fulfill a General Education Requirement.

Credits
DNC DNC 200-, 300-, or 400-level

THE THE 300- or 400-level

FTS 226Audio Production

3

FTS 316Film and Video Production

3

FTS 343Voice-Over for Radio, Film and TV

3