The BFA in Acting is designed to provide pre-professional training within a liberal arts education. This demanding option requires intense course work focused on the craft and study of acting. In addition, all acting students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in acting and/or advanced training at the graduate level. Students are evaluated each semester through performance juries and rigorous classroom experiences.
The Acting Option requires 85 semester hours of credit. Thirty-two (32) hours are dedicated to Departmental core curriculum. In addition, fifty-three (53) hours focus on advanced courses in acting, voice, and movement. Students receive advanced courses in voice for the actor, movement for the actor, acting for the camera, audition, and a series of courses focused on the study of acting in a variety of areas (realism, comedy, ethnic styles, non-realism, etc.). Acting Option students must pass a performance jury each semester including the senior year. All seniors have the opportunity to audition for the New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago Showcases.
Theatre Mission and Objectives
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