• Overview

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Credit and transfer

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  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    General

    In order to be a candidate for the BFA in Theatre with a concentration in acting, students must complete 30 credit hours of course work with an overall GPA of 2.5, and an average GPA of 3.0 on their major courses, and audition for a faculty committee in their second year.

    • THEA-1000 - Theatre Laboratory

      Attendance to all company meetings and all theatre company produced productions as specified by the Theatre Program faculty. All theatre majors and pre-majors required to enroll with a grade of S or U.

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    • THEA-1100 - Theatre Appreciation

      An introduction for the student of the theatre experience, this course delves into analysis of both the script and the actual performance. Students will also examine current trends in theatre on broadway, off-broadway, and in regional companies. The student will be expected to attend and write about one theatre production.

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    • THEA-1292 - Voice and Movement II

      This course will continue to lay the foundation of voice and movement training for the actor. Students will explore how the actor’s body and voice serve as a vehicle for the actor’s artistry. The class will focus on self-discovery, increasing sensitivity and awareness, and finding release.

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    • THEA-2100 - Play Analysis

      The ability to effectively analyze theatrical texts is essential to scholars and practitioners alike. In this class, students will dissect a script into its basic components to better understand structure, style, theme, and other essential elements of theatre. Students will also survey representative historical genres, styles of theatrical texts, and methods of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as receive an introduction to theatre- specific research methods and resources. The course will emphasize academic analysis, but applications to theatrical production contexts will be encouraged.

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    • THEA-2290 - Stage and Film Craft I

      Through lecture and hands on projects, students will learn basic scene shop and behind the scenes standards. Goal related projects will teach student how to operate basic stationary and hand tools found in the shop as well as how to read and build from CAD drawings. Basic construction techniques of how to build scenery for theatre, TV, and film will be discussed throughout the class. Heavy emphasis will be on shop safety and behind the scenes and set etiquette.

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    • THEA-2291 - Developing a Character

      This course examines the process toward becoming an actor. Through improvisation, scene study, and monologue work, the student will begin to develop her/his own process toward developing a character.

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    • THEA-2292 - Contemporary Scene Study

      This course continues examining the process toward developing a character started in THEA 2291, focusing on different techniques and approaches. Content will include plays from the 20th century and beyond.

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    • THEA-2310 - Stage Makeup

      This course introduces students to the theories and principles of stage corrective makeup. Students will be introduced to various stage makeup techniques through class projects and introduction to three dimensional stage makeup.

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    • THEA-2491 - Acting for the Camera

      This course introduces students to the technique of acting for television and film. Through scene study and text analysis, students will develop techniques for acting in front of the camera.

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    • THEA-2900 - Sophomore Assessment

      This course is comprised of a series of interviews, auditions (juries), and other projects/assignments geared toward determining the student’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to continue in the BFA program. This is a pass/fail course. A student must earn a minimum score of 75% to continue in the BFA program. Students will take this course twice once they have completed 30 credit hours of course work with an overall GPA of 2.5, and an average GPA of 3.0 on their major courses. The first semester of this course will be a preparation for their auditions/juries, which will take place in the second semester.

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    • THEA-3391 - Acting Shakespeare

      This course explores Shakespeare’s plays and poetry from a performance perspective. Students will utilize text analysis, including scansion, monologue work, and scene study in order to truthfully perform Shakespeare’s work.

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    • THEA-3392 - Period Scene Study

      This course is in the BFA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting. The change in course title is to reflect the sequence in Acting courses for the BFA student. The change in the course description eliminates the study of Shakespearean plays because we are adding an entire course for acting Shakespeare. The pre-requisites are changing for ease with both degree programs (BFA and BA).

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    • THEA-3394 - Directing

      An introduction to the major approaches, techniques, processes, and responsibilities associated with directing a play. Projects will include in-class directing. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor

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    • THEA-3415 - Playwriting I: Devised Theatre

      Devised Theatre is an alternative approach to playwriting that emphasizes collaborative ensemble-based writing, community research and outreach, and social and political awareness. Utilizing improvisational techniques, community- oriented research skills and non-textual performance practices, students will explore and write plays based on their communities, interests and concerns. Prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-3491 - Advanced Acting for the Camera

      This course will be a continued exploration of acting for film and television. Through scene study and text analysis, students will expand their range of emotional, intellectual, physical and vocal expressiveness for the camera. Students will have a completed demo reel by the end of the course.

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    • THEA-4111 - Production and Performance Capstone

      A capstone course designed to build on all experiential work in the students' college career. Topics will vary with instructors. Prerequisites may be waived with permission of the instructor.

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    • THEA-4291 - Advanced Voice

      This course continues to address articulation difficulties and unwanted regionalisms that impede the actor’s versatility. Dialect work will be covered, starting with Standard British speech, moving into a London Dialect (formerly called Cockney) and finishing with Irish and Jamaican dialects.

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    • THEA-4293 - Advanced Movement

      Physical character work is addressed in this course through rigorous movement techniques. The actor learns how to make adjustments within the techniques to maintain healthy use when a character’s physical issues must be present. The actor will push the limits of their physical boundaries in order to build the stamina and strength necessary for specificity of character. In other words, the actor studies how to play a tense character and remain a relaxed actor.

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    • THEA-4412 - The Business of Acting

      This course is designed to prepare students for the professional world of acting – encompassing theatre, film, and television. Students will gain an understanding of the business of acting as well as learn how to promote and market oneself as a business. Students will select and rehearse scenes, monologues and/or songs for a final professional showcase.

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    • THEA-4415 - Playwriting II

      A continuation of THEA 3415, concentrating on the theory and mechanics of traditional playwriting as well as the processes and skills of playwriting as a profession. Students will experience the writing, development and rehearsed reading of performance works.

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    • THEA-4486 - Internship

      Permission of instructor required. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Opportunity for selected students to intern at theatre, film, commercial and entertainment companies.

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