The Acting major is a fixed progression of classes that stresses the development of imagination, intellect, physical and vocal skills, technique, and professional behavior. The prescribed nature of the BFA Acting curriculum helps prepare students for careers in all aspects of the professional world of Theatre and the related media of Film and Television.
During each year of the program, courses in Acting, Movement, and Voice & Speech follow a carefully integrated sequence of class exercises and related public performance that evolve from semester to semester. In addition to their primary studio classes, courses in dramatic literature and liberal arts electives help students discover who they are, what they do well, and what they are capable of doing. The BFA Acting training will help students develop truthful characters and work productively under the stress of the theatrical profession. Most importantly, students learn to integrate performance skills with personal sensibility.
Students choosing this major not only identify themselves primarily as theatre performers, but seek the prescription and structure of the BFA Acting course load, knowing it is the best format for them to develop both artistically and academically.
View the detailed BFA Acting curriculum in our Online Bulletin.
Prior to entering the BFA Acting program, students must complete the Performance Core curriculum.