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Theatre B.F.A.

Department of Theatre

Witch from Into the Woods production in cloud of smoke/haze

IT STARTS HERE.

Your preparation for entrance into the professional theatre as an actor, designer, technical direction, stage manager or other similar professions begins here.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree program provides intensive preparation for professional careers on stage or behind the scenes. Mentored by faculty who represent the highest caliber training and professional experience, students are given the necessary tools to turn their passion for theatre into success on the professional stage.

Students in the Theatre B.F.A. program may specialize in one of the following emphases: 

  • Acting The B.F.A. in Theatre with acting emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of acting.
  • Musical Theatre The B.F.A. in Theatre with musical theatre emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of musical theatre.
  • Design & Production The B.F.A. in Theatre with design and production emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of design and production.
  • Scenic Design The B.F.A. in Theatre with scene design emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of scene design.
  • Costume Design The B.F.A. in Theatre with costume design emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of costume design.
  • Lighting Design The B.F.A. in Theatre with lighting design emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of lighting design.
  • Stage Management The B.F.A. in Theatre with stage management emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of stage management.
  • Technical Theatre The B.F.A. in Theatre with technical theatre emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study and practical application in the area of technical theatre.
  • Composite The B.F.A. in Theatre with composite emphasis is for students seeking professional training or an intensive course of study with a composite emphasis.

Official Degree Requirements | University Catalog | Theatre B.F.A.

More about this major | Academic Programs | Theatre B.F.A.

Follow the guide for your declared catalog year and emphasis:

PDF icon2019–2020 program sheets and sample four-year plans (all emphases)
PDF icon2018-2019 program sheets and sample four-year plans (all emphases)
PDF icon2017-2018 program sheets and sample four-year plans (all emphases)

Changeover for UMD student Joe Johnson's scenic design of UMD Theatre production of Noises Off.

Light a Song programming project by UMD student Wesley Darton for TH 3501 Advanced Digital Technology course.