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2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sample Schedule: Theater Arts Performance, BFA (124 Semester Hours)


FIRST-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

WSC 001 - Composition   

3

WSC 002 - Composition  

3

DRAM 004 - Freshman Theater Laboratory  

0.5

DRAM 005 - Play Production  

4

DRAM 003 - The New York Theater Experience  

3

DRAM 059 - Fundamentals of Acting I  

3

DRAM 009 - Play Analysis  

3

Foreign Language Course

3

Foreign Language Course

3

DRAM 055 - Rehearsal and Production-Theater   

0.5

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

Total Semester Hours

15.5

Total Semester Hours

16.5



SECOND-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

DRAM 055 - Rehearsal and Production-Theater  

0.5

DRAM 055 - Rehearsal and Production-Theater  

0.5

DRAM 060 - Fundamentals of Acting II  

3

DRAM 165 - Acting: Characterization and Scene Study  

3

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

DRAM 014 - Speech for the Actor  

3

DRAM 013 - Speech for the Actor  

3

DRAM 032 - Movement for the Actor II—Mask  

2

DRAM 031 - Movement for the Actor I  

2

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

ENGL 115 - (LT) Shakespeare: The Earlier Plays and Sonnets  or ENGL 116 - Shakespeare: The Later Plays  

3

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

 

 

Elective Course

1

Total Semester Hours

14.5

Total Semester Hours

15.5


 

THIRD-YEAR 
Study Abroad Fall/Spring semester or an entire academic year; not restricted to Junior Year.**

Click here for more information on Study Abroad Options.

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

DRAM 055 - Rehearsal and Production-Theater  

0.5

DRAM 055 - Rehearsal and Production-Theater  

0.5

DRAM 166 - Acting: Performing in the Plays of Shakespeare  

3

DRAM 168 - Techniques in Acting for the Camera  

3

DRAM 023 - Speech for the Actor (Advanced)  

2

DRAM 024 - Speech for the Actor (Advanced)  

2

DRAM 033 - Movement for the Actor III — Advanced Movement Techniques  

2

DRAM 034 - Movement for the Actor IV—Stage Combat  

2

DRAM 133 - History of Clothing  

3

DRAM 171 DRAM 174 , or DRAM 176  

3

DRAM 015 - Basic Stage Makeup  

3

DRAM Production Series Course

3

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

Elective or Distribution Course  

3

Elective Course

2

 

 

Total Semester Hours

15.5

Total Semester Hours

16.5


 

FOURTH-YEAR

Fall

S.H.

Spring

S.H.

DRAM 167 - Acting as a Profession  

3

DRAM 169 - Acting for Television and Film  

3

DRAM 172 DRAM 173 , or DRAM 175  

3

DRAM 171 DRAM 174 , or DRAM 176  

3

DRAM 164 - Seminar in Theater Style II  

3

DRAM 198 - Showcasing the Actor  

0

DRAM 190 - Play Directing  ​ 

3

Elective Course

3

Elective Course

3

Elective Course

3

 

 

Elective Course

3

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

Program Total

124

 

Updated May 2023

NOTES

You are not required to take Summer or January courses (for which there is no financial aid). You can successfully complete the required 124 credits for a BFA degree in 8 semesters.

Students wishing to double-major are strongly advised to remain in the BA program.

It is not possible to take a semester abroad in the BFA program. It is possible to take study abroad programs in January or Summer sessions.

For more information and to meet your faculty, visit our Department website at https://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/dd/index.html

Some Drama courses (AP/IB/Transfer) taken prior to Hofstra can count toward the major.

* Honors College students must meet with a Drama Department advisor during New Student Orientation or immediately upon commencing Fall semester, in order to coordinate your Drama class schedules with HUHC seminars. In some cases it may be necessary for Honors College students to postpone DRAM 09 until Fall semester Sophomore year. 

** Students who place our of WSC I and/or WSCII should chose another distribution course

*** Students are required to take 3 semesters of language, or complete Level 3 of a language. You will be given a Language Placement exam upon your arrival at Hofstra.

**** Students are required to take ENGL 115 or ENGL 116. ENGL 115 satisfies a LIT requirement in the distribution.

*****Students in the BFA program may choose to apply for the MUTH minor. Auditions for the minor are held at the same time as our regular auditions for the Fall musical.