Nov 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Acting, B.F.A.

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Offered by Theatre , the BFA Acting Major is designed for students who are interested in an intensive performance program leading to the pursuit of graduate study and/or careers in professional acting. These students immerse themselves in advanced technique in acting, voice, and movement courses, and learn the application of these skills to characterization in a wide range of productions in which they perform.

Students must enter via audition and/or evaluation in one of the following ways:

  • Fall Semester Review: All acting students register for the fall Craft of Acting I course, and may apply for the BFA in Acting at the end of their first semester. BFA applicants who have demonstrated growth, commitment, and potential in their first semester coursework are invited to major.

  • Early Acceptance: Students may audition for early acceptance into the BFA Acting Major. Accepted students may declare the major immediately upon registration, and do not need to apply in their first year.

  • Accelerated BFA (transfers only): Transferring students with prior college acting training may audition for the BFA Acting Major and placement in upper-level studio acting courses. Depending on previous coursework, the accelerated BFA major may earn their degree in 4 or 5 semesters.

All BFA Acting Majors are continually evaluated throughout the course of study, and must maintain a B or above in all acting courses to progress into higher-level classes and earn the degree.

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BFA in Acting Requirements: (33 credits)

Production or Performance Requirement: (4-12 Credits)

All BFA students must participate in a production or performance course in each of their final four semesters. These may be fulfilled with any of the following:

Total: 64 Credits

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