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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The Bachelor of fine arts: Acting major in the College of fine arts CHAPTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

 

 

Dean Douglas Dempster in the College of Fine Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on February 15, and March 23, 2013, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on September 25, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by October 3, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 26, 2013.



Proposed changes to The Bachelor of fine arts: Acting major in the College of fine arts CHAPTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  BFA Acting

IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:

• Is this a new degree program? Yes
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
  1. Add “Acting” to the list of programs of study offered by the Department of Theatre and Dance under the “Degrees Offered” section.
  2. Add the “Acting Major” program description at the end of the “Bachelor of Fine Arts” portion in the degrees offered section.
  3. Pending approval in the course inventory, add the following courses to the major requirements for the major in acting: T D 313F, 313G, 313K, 313M, 313L, 313N, 323F, 323G, 353C, 353K, 353D, and 353Q.
  4. Pending approval in the course inventory, add the following courses to the “approved electives” for the major in acting: T D 372, 672, 972, 353R, 353E.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting degree will prepare students for a professional acting career through a highly specialized curriculum including instruction in acting, voice, speech, movement, and related skills. The BFA in Acting program will allow students the option to fulfill approved electives degree requirements through professional theatrical internships, locally, nationally, or internationally. The BFA in Acting will make UT Austin competitive with peer institutions offering specialized programs for training actors and help in the Department of Theatre and Dance’s goals to recruit talented undergraduate students. 


SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):

Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
  No
If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
  N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department:
Yes
Date: February 15, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: March 20, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: March 23, 2013

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.