The BFA is a pre-professional degree in which Theatre Majors can further specialize in a chosen area of emphasis: Performance, Design, Management/Direction, and Technology.
Students who display a talent in Acting, Design, Direction, Management, or Theater Technology and possess the commitment and discipline to further specialize and develop their abilities and collaboration with colleagues are perfect candidates for the SOU Theatre BFA Program.
Starting with the foundational sequential track of course work, a Theatre Major can choose to specialize in a certain area of emphasis after their sophomore year. Once accepted, BFA candidates will take additional classes in their area of emphasis as well as being held to rigorous academic standards in their course work. The BFA candidate will work more closely with a specific faculty mentor to gain hands-on experience in theatrical productions through professional guidance and instruction.
The BFA degree requires the completion of a creative project that demonstrates proficiency in the candidate’s field of emphasis. The BFA thesis is the culminating of the four-year undergraduate theatre training experience. Whether as part of a departmental production or a proposed independent project, the BFA candidate works in conjunction with a faculty mentor from proposal to completion of the thesis which will prepare and propel the candidate into career possibilities within the professional theatre world.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for a Theatre degree:
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SOU Theatre Studies Alumni
Kristen is an Equity stage manager with Portland Center Stage, and has worked as a production assistant for Portland Center Stage, Artist Repertory Theater, and the Actor’s Theater of Louisville.
Blaine works for Disney ABC Television Group in New York as a Casting Assistant and Showcase Coordinator for ABC Primetime.
Alex is currently a foreman and lead mechanic at BBI Engineering, a San Francisco company that designs and build audio-visual interactive exhibits for theatres, museums, and corporate installations.