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Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Designed to prepare future actors for the professional theater, this demanding degree focuses on helping you develop the skills and professionalism required for a successful career. The program accepts students who are willing and able to commit to structured, intensive, studio-based training and are searching for a strong acting center to their work both on stage and in front of the camera.

What You’ll Study

Shape of ThingsAs a B.F.A. acting student, you’ll study eight levels of acting centered on the foundational work of Konstantin Stanislavski, on-camera technique, vocal technique for the actor, a variety of movement studies and a directing study completed by script analysis, history and criticism courses. The program focuses on self-exploration, characterization and discovery of personal working methods. You’ll be expected to exhibit not only technical and artistic competence, but also a broad knowledge of the theater, sensitivity to artistic style and an insight to the role of theater in the life of a humanistic society.

B.F.A. performance students are required to participate in production as determined by faculty. All students are evaluated annually and must meet professional standards to earn the B.F.A. Acting degree. Acting majors will audition to participate in the CCU Industry Showcase, performed in the spring of their senior year.

Sample Four Year Plan

Beyond the Classroom

Theatre production of PicnicPersonal training occurs in the classroom and through an aggressive production schedule. Casting in production takes place across degree programs and in all genres, and additional performance opportunities exist through Second Stage Productions, the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary Society, New Works Reading Series and outreach groups affiliated with the department. In addition, you may pursue a semester abroad as an opportunity to enrich your artistry.

 

Alumni Perspective

Contact

Monica Bell
Department Chair
843-349-2287 or mbell@coastal.edu

Regina Duncan
Administrative Specialist
843-349-6635 or rduncan@coastal.edu

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