BFA in Cinematic Arts and Theatre

***New program effective Spring 2021.

Requirements for the BFA in Cinematic Arts and Theatre

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 211
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
FYE 101First-Year Experience Seminar1
Cinematic Arts and Theatre Core
CAT 100Elements of Cinematic Arts and Theatre I6
CAT 201Stagecraft3
CAT 220Beginning Acting3
CAT 253Intro to Film Production3
CAT 293WScreenwriting Fundamentals3
CAT 301Elements of Cinematic Arts and Theatre II6
CAT 310Script Analysis3
CAT 370Directing I3
CAT 480Topics in Cinematic Arts and Theatre3
Choose 3 courses from the following:9
Cinematic Language
Design History: Period Styles
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Criticism I
Survey of Dramatic Literature and Criticism II
History of Theatre I
History of Theatre II
Approaches to Film Studies
Film Theory and Criticisms
Film Authors
Film Genres
Special Topics in Film Studies
Electives - 15 hours from CAT courses or other courses with departmental approval15
Choose from one of the following concentrations:21
Acting for the Stage and Screen
Design and Tech
Film Production
Total Hours120

Acting for the Stage and Screen Concentration

CAT 200Voice and Movement I3
CAT 300Intermediate Acting3
CAT 320Voice and Movement II3
CAT 335Acting for the Camera3
CAT 400Advanced Acting3
CAT 470Directing II3
CAT 495The Business of Acting and Auditioning3
Total Hours21

Design and Tech Concentration

CAT 250Rendering3
CAT 280Drafting for Theatre3
CAT 340Scenography3
CAT 350Design for the Stage3
CAT 360Advanced Design Techniques3
CAT 380Stage Management3
CAT 420Portfolio Prep3
Total Hours21

Film Production Concentration

CAT 383Film Practicum Pre-Production3
CAT 393WShort Screenplay Writing3
CAT 423Intermediate Film Production3
CAT 443Advanced Film Production3
CAT 453WScreenwriting Artistry3
CAT 470Directing II3
CAT 493Film Production Practicum3
Total Hours21