BFA Acting

An intensive, 3 year conservatory training program providing in-depth study of acting, movement, and voice combined with a university degree.


  • More hours of professional actor training than any other university theatre program.
  • Intensive training in movement, physical theatre and stage fighting; voice, speech, text analysis, dialect, singing; and immersion in a wide range of acting. styles with particular focus on classical/period/extended text.
  • Study with a range of teachers, coaches, and directors including top-rated faculty, MFA directors and theatre professionals from the outside community.
  • Preparation for immediate entry into the professional workforce.

You Will Learn:

  • Physical and vocal flexibility and stamina to tackle any style of playing in today's theatre.
  • Theoretical and critical analysis of contemporary and classical texts, and then a variety of approaches to make them come alive.
  • A solid and varied practice that develops all the actor's tools to create a centered, intuitive and exciting on-stage presence.
  • How to create a vibrant character with extended physical, psychological, imagistic, and vocal qualities.
  • How to fill the stage and reach the audience in a variety of performance spaces.
  • How to work in an ensemble to ensure respect for the work, the partner and the self.

    How to Apply

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