Interdisciplinary Performance

Admission Requirements

In addition to the General Admission Requirements applicants to the B.F.A. Major in Interdisciplinary Performance must audition.

The Audition

Audition request forms must be submitted by February 15.

In-person auditions are encouraged. Applicants unable to audition in person must provide a recorded audition. Application and audition details are available at Interdisciplinary Performance.

Requirements for both the in-person and the recorded audition include one classic or contemporary monologue from an existing work or a work created by the applicant, and one performance piece (movement, dance, text, music, or performance art) created by the applicant in which an object (prop) is used. Recorded auditions should be no longer than three minutes.

For inquiries regarding auditions for Interdisciplinary Performance, please contact the Department of Creative Studies at 250.807.9648.

Major in Interdisciplinary Performance

First Year Credits
CCS 100 Creative and Critical Forum I 3
CRWR 150 Introduction to Writing Poetry and Non-Fiction 3
CRWR 160 Introduction to Writing Fiction an Drama 3
THTR 101 Acting I: Improvisation – The Body in Performance 3
THTR 102 The Actor's Process I 3
THTR 103 Acting for Stage and Screen, or FILM 100 Introduction to Film Studies 3
THTR 111 Introduction to Theatre and World Performance Traditions 3
THTR 280 Devised Public Performance1 3
VISA 090 Safety Training 0
VISA 102, VISA 103 Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices I and II or VISA 104, VISA 105 Three-Dimensional Art Practices I and II 6
VISA 106 Introduction to New Media 3
Second Year
6 credits from ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153 6
12 credits of CRWR and/or VISA electives at the 200 level 12
THTR 201 Acting II: Actor/Creator Resources 3
THTR 202 The Actor's Process II 3
THTR 211 Performance, Embodiment, and Creativity 3
THTR 280 Devised Public Performance1 3
Electives 3
Third and Fourth Years (60 credits, with a minimum of 42 credits at the 300 or 400 level)
6 credits of 300- or 400-level ARTH courses 6
THTR 301 Acting III: Performance Styles 3
THTR 401 Live Art/New Media 3
THTR 411 Performance Studies 3
THTR 480 Special Topics in Performance Creation 3
THTR 482, THTR 483 Advanced Performance Practices I and II 12
12 credits of CRWR and/or VISA electives at the 200, 300, or 400 level 12
Electives (may include up to 3 credits in THTR 480 Special Topics in Performance Creation and 6 credits in THTR 485 Directed Studies) 18
1 Students must complete THTR 280 twice, once in first year and once in second year.

Minor in Interdisciplinary Performance

Admission to this minor is suspended as of September 2017. Students interested in completing a minor in Theatre should consult the BA minor in Theatre.

To complete a Minor in Interdisciplinary Performance, students must accumulate no fewer than 36 credits in Theatre.

Students must complete the following courses:

First Year Credits
6 credits from: THTR 101, 102, 103 6
THTR 111 Introduction to Theatre and World Performance Traditions 3
VISA 090 Safety Training 0
Second Year
9 credits from: THTR 201, 202, 211, 280 9
Third and Fourth Years
THTR 301 Acting III: Performance Styles 3
THTR 401 Live Art/New Media 3
THTR 411 Performance Studies 3
THTR 480 Special Topics in Performance Creation 3
THTR 482 Advanced Performance Practices I 6

Whenever possible, students are encouraged to take courses in Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Creative and Critical Studies courses in addition to these Theatre requirements.

Arts and Science Minor Programs

B.F.A. Major in Interdisciplinary Performance students who wish to focus their non-B.F.A. electives may undertake an optional minor program in conjunction with the B.F.A. degree.

Students may undertake any minor offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies available to Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science students (e.g.: Art History and Visual Culture, Gender and Women’s Studies, Indigenous Studies, Biology, Philosophy, etc.).

B.F.A. students are required to complete at least 30 credits with at least 12 credits at the 300/400 level. Students must also complete all the requirements for the minor. Please see the specific minor requirements listed under the various disciplines.

Students who wish to pursue a minor should consult a program advisor. Upon completion of a minor program, the notation, "Minor in [subject]" will be denoted on the student's transcript.

Page last updated: May 24, 2017

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