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Actor Training

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Actor Training is designed to provide students with the appropriate training to prepare them for careers as actors in the professional theatre. The program combines a challenging and stimulating combination of classes and performance.

Acting and scene study classes form the nucleus of the training, which involves all technical aspects of voice and speech, movement, and text analysis. Each semester offers the student a different focus on the literature available to the actor. Students then must apply this knowledge and experience in rehearsals. In addition, there are workshops and seminars dealing with special skills and career preparation.

Studio performances begin in the second year of training. Plays are chosen for the training opportunities that they present to the students. In the third year, students continue to perform in works of increasing technical complexity. In the spring of the third year, our student actors attend our schoolís English Theatre Centre in Birmingham, England.

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