All students seeking a BFA in Acting enroll as BA in Theatre (Concentration in Theatre Studies) majors, and take the Department's first year core courses, including studio acting classes. Students interested in the BFA in Acting program declare their intent to pursue study as a BFA in Acting major and apply for the program prior to the close of their first year of theatre study. The faculty carefully assess the student's studio coursework as to their potential for growth and success in continued intensive BFA training before inviting them into the BFA in Acting program. BFA in Acting majors must fulfill required studio/performance courses with a grade of "B" or better. Other non-performance courses submitted by a student in fulfillment of the BFA in Acting major requirement must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.