Actors sitting on a stage running lines

Acting Concentration

The purpose of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre (Acting) is to prepare the student for the professional life as an actor. Through rigorous training, the BFA in Theatre (Acting) will develop students to be confident, proficient, and knowledgeable professionals who will be able to work in the stage and film industries.

Visit Website PDF Map

stats

Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
I1: FL 1001

Elementary Foreign Language I

3
F: THEA 2290

Stage & Film Craft I

3
F: THEA 1100

Theatre Appreciation

3
F: THEA 1111

Performance & Production

1
I2: XIDS 2002

Theatre & Entertainment

2

Milestone:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
M: MATH 1001

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3
A2: FL 1002 

Elementary Foreign Language II

3
F: THEA 2100

Play Analysis

3
THEA 1291

Voice & Movement I

3
F: THEA 1112

Performance & Production

1
THEA 1000

Theatre Laboratory

0

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • FL complete.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
P1: HIST 2111 OR 2112

US History

3
T1: Science + Lab 4
THEA 1292

Voice & Movement 2

3
F: THEA 2291

Developing a Character

3
F: THEA 2111

Performance and Production

1
I2: Institutional Options

(If not already taken)

2

Milestone:

  • First semester of THEA 2900; must pass to continue in BFA.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
P2: POLS 1101

American Government

3
S1: HIST 1111 OR 1112

World History

3
S2: Social Science 3
T2: Non-lab Science 3
THEA 2292

Contemporary Scene Study

3
F: THEA 2112

Performance and Production

1
THEA 2900

Sophomore Assessment

0

Milestone:

  • Must pass THEA 2900 to continue in BFA.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 3391

Acting Shakespeare

3
F: THEA 2310

Stage Makeup

3
THEA 3357

Theatre History I

3
T3: Non-lab Science  
Free Elective 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 2491

Acting for the Camera

3
THEA 3415

Playwriting I: Devised Theatre

3
THEA 3394

Directing

3
THEA 2112

Performance & Production

1
THEA 4457

Theatre History II

3

THEA 2380, 2391, 2393, OR 2395
Special Topics, Fundamentals of Ballet, Beginning Jazz, or Musical Theatre Dance

2
THEA 3900

Junior Assessment

0

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 3392

Period Scene Study

3
THEA 4291

Advanced Voice

3
THEA 4415

Playwriting 2

3
THEA 3491

Advanced Acting for the Camera

3
Free Elective 3

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
THEA 4485 OR 4486

Special Topics in Theatre or  Internship

3
THEA 4412

The Business of Acting

3
THEA 4111

Production and Performance Capstone

3
A1: XIDS 2100

Arts and Ideas: Special Topics

3
Free Elective 3

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Additional Information:

  • Students come into the Theatre Major in the BA program. To become a BFA candidate, students must have a 2.5 GPA in their first 30 credit hours of courses and a 3.0 GPA in their Theatre courses. They must take THEA 2900 twice and pass portfolio review in front of a faculty committee to be admitted into the BFA in Theatre (Acting) program. They must then take on a major design once per year until they graduate.

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Sign up for the Theatre Learning Community for your first fall and spring semesters.
  • Take the XIDS 2002: Theatre and Collaboration Cornerstone Course in your first fall semester.
  • Get to know the Theatre Company! Take THEA 1000 Theatre Laboratory in your first spring semester.

Middle Years:

  • If you choose and qualify to be a BFA candidate, take THEA 2900 sophomore assessment (Actors take THEA 2291 and/or take THEA 2292 in your second year. Designers take THEA 2214 and 2215 in your second year.)

Last Year:

  • Audition for or present a design portfolio at a theatre conference or festival.
  • Crush your Capstone by enrolling in THEA 4111 and working with a faculty mentor on your project.
  • Prepare your professional resume and website for your senior showcase.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Over the summer, contact your Theatre Buddy.
  • Actors Audition for the Fall and Spring Productions.
  • Designers sign up for tech positions!
  • Take the Front of House Workshop in the fall semester.

Middle Years:

  • Join APO, the Theatre Fraternity and help promote the theatre productions!
  • Research theatres in Atlanta where you would like to work when you graduate!

Last Year:

  • With a faculty mentor, create a five-year plan for after graduation.
  • Consider an internship with a Georgia Industry Partner (Professional Theatre, Talent Agency, Film Studio).

Broaden Your Perspectives

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

First Year:

Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

Careers

Man in Black Coat Sitting Infront Of A Mirror

Career Opportunities

This degree can help you get work as the following:

HeadingSub-Heading

Have any questions about your major?

Book an Advising Appointment

Don't forget to check out Wolf Watch to explore degree requirements!