The B.F.A. is a more intensive program of study for the potential professional. Acceptance into the B.F.A. program is earned through a process of application, interview, and audition (performers) or portfolio submission (design and technology, playwriting, and stage management). The B.F.A. requires active involvement in the department for a minimum of four semesters after acceptance into B.F.A. candidacy. Some exceptions to this residency rule may be made for transfer students.
The B.F.A. requires completion of a common core of courses. Performance students must also complete a track - the options are acting, dance, musical theatre, or playwriting. Theatre design or technology students must complete a track - the options are design or technology, or rock and roll/concert technology. Stage management students complete a track in stage management.
A minor or focus is not required in the B.F.A.
♦ Indicates prerequisite.