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Designed to prepare future actors for professional theatre, the Acting concentration in the BFA in Theatre Arts 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.

As a BFA acting student, you’ll study eight levels of acting centered on the foundational work of Stanislavski, on-camera technique, vocal technique, movement studies, and 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 theatre, sensitivity to artistic style, and insight into the role of theatre in the life of a humanistic society.

BFA Theatre Arts, Acting concentration



Experiential Opportunities

Theatre Production of Twelfth Night, Viola and Feste

Main Stage Productions

Student performing on stage at New York Showcase

Senior Showcase in New York

Guest Artists and Workshops




Shot of Wheelwright Auditorium with Strong Lights

Wheelwright Auditorium

Theatre Scene Construction Shop

TAPS Theatre Workshop

Edwards Theatre




(8 Courses)

THEA 100 – Theatre Common Hour
THEA 130 - Principles of Dramatic Analysis
THEA 150 - Acting I
THEA 154 - Introduction to Costuming
THEA 155 - Stagecraft
THEA 361 - Theatre History and Literature I
THEA 362 - Theatre History and Literature II
THEA 425 - World Dramatic Literature

Major Requirements
(20 Courses)

THEA 114 - Fundamentals of Dance
THEA 160 - Acting I Studio
THEA 171 - Stage Auditions
THEA 242 - Vocal Production for the Actor
THEA 245 - Introduction to Physical Theatre
THEA 250 - Acting II
THEA 260 - Acting II Studio
THEA 288 - Directing I: The Director’s Vision
THEA 329 - Stage Management
THEA 342 Q - Voice and Speech
THEA 350 - Acting III
THEA 364 - Acting III Studio
THEA 368 - Acting for the Camera
THEA 372 - Movement for the Actor
THEA 442 - Actor’s Voice Lab
THEA 450 - Acting IV
THEA 460 - Acting IV Studio
THEA 462 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism
THEA 472 - Movement for the Actor II
THEA 499 - Acting Capstone

Electives (Choose 4 Courses)

Group A

THEA 174 - Ballet I
THEA 175 - Jazz I
THEA 176 - Tap I
THEA 274 - Ballet II
THEA 276 - Jazz II
THEA 277 - Tap Dance II


Group B

ENGL 311 - Topics in Shakespeare
THEA 230 - Complete Stage Makeup
THEA 321 Q* - Applied Theatre
THEA 323 Q* - Topics in Applied Theatre
THEA 331 - Introduction to Playwriting
THEA 333 - Introduction to Dramaturgy
THEA 388 - Directing II

Major Requirements  »
Sample 4 Year Plan



Program Faculty Spotlight

Priscilla Meyers

Robin Edwards-Russell

Associate Professor

Movement, Stage Makeup

Jonathan Doe

Monical Bell

Associate Professor

Acting, Voice


Dory Sibley

Assistant Professor

Acting, Voice, Speech

Amanda Green
All Theatre Faculty  »



Student and Alumni Work

  • The Collective Cover Shot

    Brandon Snider (1999) and Kevin Kane (1998)

    are co-founders of The Collective, a not-for-profit theater and film production company. Kane has also won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for producing Inside Amy Schumer.

  • MidDay with Tre 2023 (Added 2/21/2023) MCD

    MidDay with Tre

    In this episode, of MidDay with Tre our social media coordinator talks with the new chair for the Theatre Department, shows off the power hat, and more!

    Find Out More

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Application Requirements

» Digital Audition (Deadline: January 15, 2023)

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (Highschool, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport


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Program Contact

Steven Higginbotham 760 (Added 10/18/2022) MCD

Steven Higginbotham
Chair, Theatre

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