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Theatre: Acting


The BFA in acting is a professional training program that prepares students for an acting career in theatre, television, and film. Acting majors have the opportunity to perform in six main stage productions each year, two second stage productions, the Fault Line Film Festival, the River Campus Summer Arts Festival, as well as professional summer employment and internships.

The rigorous training and varied experiences of the BFA in acting provides an excellent foundation for careers in performance, as well as ancillary positions in the industry.

What You'll Do

  • Train with experienced faculty and staff in the areas of movement, voice, stage combat, Shakespeare, television, and film.
  • Prepare for rewarding careers as a professional capable of performing in a variety of styles.
  • Study and train in the beautiful River Campus, a multimillion dollar facility devoted to the visual and performing arts.
  • Benefit from an established program of collaboration with professional guest actors, acting teachers, directors, casting agents, and designers.
  • Establish relationships with professional actors, directors, casting agents, and theatre companies through summer internships, outside auditions, master classes, theatre festivals and a Senior Showcase in New York City.

What You'll Study

  • TH218 Acting
  • TH317 Voice for the Actor
  • TH321 Stage Combat
  • TH416 Acting Styles

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Goodman Theatre in Chicago
  • Second City
  • Santa Fe Opera
  • Lucille Lortell Theatre
  • B-Street Theatre
  • San Diego Musical Theatre
  • Williamstown Festival

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Julliard School of Drama
  • Temple University
  • Carnegie Mellon University


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