Acting Major (B.F.A.)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting fosters the growth of the whole person through a sequence of courses that develop a solid foundation of acting skills. The program is for students who are seeking rigorous preparation for graduate study or for entry-level opportunities in the acting profession. An audition/interview is required for entry into the acting program.

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Professional training includes courses in acting, voice, movement, and scene study. Students also have the opportunity to study other areas of theatre such as playwriting, dramaturgy and directing. Lighting, sound, scenic and costume design, and technical direction round out the program's theatre training.
Acting majors apply their developing skills through public performances in fully-produced plays, student projects, new plays in development, and devised works.

Admission Requirements

An audition/interview is required for entry into the Acting program.

Transfer students who intend to pursue the BFA in Acting must present a placement audition for the faculty and submit transcripts to the department chair for evaluation.

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

You can view degree requirements and course descriptions for the B.F.A. in Acting in the Undergraduate Catalog.

All students in the BFA in Acting are required to participate in auditions for mainstage productions.