2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Acting, B.F.A

Acceptance to the BFA Acting program is earned during the first and second year by demonstrated commitment and progress as a Theatre and Performance, Theatre Education and Performance, or Musical Theatre student, and by an audition process in the spring semester of the second year.

The undergraduate faculty of Performing Arts is committed to the following learning objectives for the BFA in Acting program.

Students will:

  1. Analyze a body of dramatic literature.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of modes of critical/historical inquiry and a multiplicity of cultural and artistic perspectives.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and social impact of the arts and their role as a theatre practitioner and as an active member of society.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to collaborate in the act of making theatre.
  5. Demonstrate technical and artistic proficiency in acting, voice and speech, and movement.
  6. Demonstrate professional discipline and effective work habits.
  7. Demonstrate preparation to pursue professional acting opportunities.

Since an intensive residency is essential to the success of the BFA Acting Studios during junior and senior years, BFA Acting students are not eligible to participate in external programs (the Los Angeles Program and the Kasteel Well Program in the Netherlands, etc.) during their junior and senior years. They may, however, participate in external programs if offered in a summer semester.

Required Courses

16 credits: Performing Arts Core

Refer to the Performing Arts Core  for the core requirements.

32 credits: BFA Acting Advanced

Total Credits: 72