Michigan State University

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre is designed for students wishing to prepare for a professional career in theatre. Admission to the program is by audition and portfolio review, which occurs during the spring semester of each academic year. In addition to required theatre education courses, students choose an area of concentration in either acting or design. The concentration provides highly focused course work devoted to professional and practical skill development and production process and collaboration.

Degree Requirements

University Requirements

The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre. The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Theatre major is met by completing THR 492.

College Requirements

  • At least 30 credits in courses at the 300 level and above.
  • A student enrolled in the BFA in Theatre may earn a maximum of 70 credits in THR and DAN courses.

Department Requirements

Complete 60 credits from the following courses

Theatre Core:

A minimum grade point of 2.00 in each course is required (26 credits)

*The completion of Theatre 492 satisfies the department’s capstone course requirement.

All of the following courses (9 credits)

Three of the following courses (9 credits):

At least 16 credits from the following courses (16 credits):

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