Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Acting, B.F.A.


Offered by Theatre , the Acting, B.F.A. 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.

University Requirements


Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Admission to the Program


Students 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 Acting, B.F.A. at the end of their first semester. B.F.A. 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 Acting, B.F.A. Accepted students may declare the major immediately upon registration, and do not need to apply in their first year.
  • Accelerated B.F.A.: Transferring students with prior college acting training may audition for the Acting, B.F.A. and placement in upper-level studio acting courses. Depending on previous coursework, the accelerated B.F.A. student may earn their degree in 4 or 5 semesters.

Major Requirements


  • Minimum 64 credits
  • Minimum grade of 'B' in acting courses and minimum grade of 'C' in all other courses applied to the major

Course Requirements


Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs


Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master's degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Graduate School website: https://gradschool.umbc.edu/admissions/nontraditional/accelerated/