Department of Theatre and Dance One University Plaza, MS 7850 Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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Exhibit a thorough comprehension of the aesthetic, cultural, and historical contexts
of the theatre and dance disciplines.
Demonstrate advanced skill in the creative process through pre-production research
and analysis, rehearsals, and performances.
Display advanced proficiency in one of the following:
Dance Option: Performance and choreography.
Design/Tech Option: The design process in one or more of the following areas:
Theatre Performance Option: Acting technique, directing technique, or technique in
both areas, plus one or more of the following areas:
Demonstrate professional competence in auditioning, interview technique, and portfolio/résumé
preparation and presentation.
Demonstrate the requisite skills to engage in graduate study, pursue careers as theatre
and/or dance artists, or pursue professions in arts-related fields.
All students wishing to advance in the program must earn a grade of "C" or better
in all courses within the BFA program.
Students who earn any grade below a "C" in a major course must retake the course before
advancing in the program.
All students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher within the BFA program.
Students who fall below this minimum GPA requirement will be placed on probation for
one semester and removed from the program after two consecutive semesters.
All students wishing to advance in level will be required to successfully complete
an annual jury as arranged by department faculty.
Juries will include presentation of skills, discussion of academic progress (Items
#1 & #2), and evaluation of professional progress. Students falling below minimum
academic requirements or who have made inadequate performance or professional progress
may be asked to repeat courses, or may be placed on probation, or dropped from the
Students will receive immediate verbal feedback from all faculty. Written assessment,
in the form of a letter, regarding their continuance or discontinuance in the program
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