Departmental Activities and Non-Departmental Activities
The theatre major's first obligation is to the departmental production program. No first year BFA students may participate in production activities outside the Department of Theatre and Dance. No exceptions to this rule will be made. Departmental production activities include the following: All five (5) Mainstage productions, the Hillman Opera, the PAC Fall show, Orchesis major concert, and the Directing class projects (one-acts/scenes). First year BFA and BA students may engage in these activities without seeking permission.
Any upper class BFA students with a cumulative Grade Point Average of less than 3.25 must obtain permission from the department chair to participate in activities outside the prescribed departmental production program.
This policy does not apply to upper class BA General Theatre students or BFA students with a GPA of 3.25 but it should be emphasized that if there is a conflict between a departmental assignment and any outside commitments, the departmental assignment will take priority in all instances. Theatre Practice assignments always take precedence over non-departmental activities.
The request for permission form should be turned in to the chair's office prior to any auditions (in the case of acting) or making commitments of any kind. The chair will consult the faculty as part of the permission process. Forms are available in this handbook and outside the main office of the Department of Theatre and Dance.