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There are two Bachelor of Arts degree plans students can choose from: Theatre Arts and Theatre Arts with a Concentration in All-Levels Theatre Education. All Theatre majors must take a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, 45 of which must be at the 3300-4300 level. Outside of the Theatre credits , all theatre students must take 42 credits to satisfy the University Core requirements. All BA students must complete 18 credits to satisfy the Liberal Arts General Education requirements, and 18 credits to satisfy the requirement for a minor (see the catalog for minor options and requirements). Students seeking teacher certification must satisfy the Education component by taking 18 prescribed credits in place of a minor.
BA in Theatre Arts with a Concentration in All-Levels Theatre Education
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers two Bachelor of Arts degree plans in:
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS IN THEATRE
If you want to eat, drink, and sleep theatre, you might be ready for UTEP’s Bachelors of Fine Arts program! Designed to prepare you for a professional career or further conservatory study, the BFA Theatre program will help you realize the full potential of your talent. Whether your ambition is to become a professional actor, scenic designer, or costume artisan, the BFA program at UTEP will equip you with the tools you need to take your next step. Because of the intensive nature of the BFA tracks, you will not be able to carry a minor or second major, but the additional training is worth the sacrifice.
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in:
MINOR IN THEATRE
Perhaps your educational priorities are in another field of study, but you still have a hunger for theatre. Or maybe you have always been curious about theatre, and now you want to try it. If theatre is important to you, but not the focus of your educational plan, a UTEP Minor in Theatre could be the right answer for you! A minor allows you to learn about every aspect of theatre, while still reserving most of your curricular hours for a major in another field of study.
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers a Theatre Minor in:
Life in Motion.
BACHELORS OF ARTS IN DANCE with Teaching Certification
If your high school dance teacher inspired you, then the BA in Dance with Teaching Certification is just the program for you. This degree is specifically designed for students who wish to teach in high school dance programs and includes a minor in Secondary Education. The last year of study includes student teaching in local schools.
For the BA in Dance with Teaching Certification curriculum, click here.
BACHELORS OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE
The BFA in Dance is a comprehensive program designed to develop versatile dancers for professional careers or graduate studies. Our program offers a variety of dance academics, all devised to further your love of technique, dance history, the science behind our instrument (the human body), and the art of teaching dance to others. You will train intensely in Ballet and Contemporary technique, with the option of declaring an emphasis in either genre for more concentrated study. Explore and express your personal style in our Dance Composition courses. Many performance opportunities are available in our annual faculty concert and senior dance capstone projects. Additionally, UTEP dance students travel to the American College Dance Association conference each year to perform adjudicated works and to take a variety of classes from regional teachers and national guest artists. For the dancer who wants to explore his or her technique and artistry more deeply, our experienced faculty has connections both nationally and abroad for intensive winter and summer study.
For the BFA in Dance curriculum, click here.
MINOR IN DANCE
Are you interested in beginning or continuing your dance training while pursuing a degree in another field? Can a background in dance enhance your career goals? The Minor in Dance offers classes in Contemporary and Ballet technique, History of Dance, and Dance Appreciation. Choose from electives in World Dance and Dance for Musical Theatre, or special topics such as Dances of Mexico and Spain and Performance as Social Activism. The Minor in Dance requires 18 hours of study and attainment of an intermediate level of proficiency in one style of dance.
For the MINOR in Dance curriculum, click here.