B.F.A. in Theatre - Acting Specialization
The B.F.A. in theatre with a specialization in acting is a robust program of specialized acting study within a liberal arts context. Enriched by intellectual growth engendered by both liberal arts and theatre courses, students engage in intense investigation of acting at the highest level, led by faculty with strong industry experience. The purpose of the program is twofold: to prepare students for entrance into the profession, and/or admission to a top-flight, graduate training program. Upon completion of two years of foundational actor training, students receive advanced training in acting, stage movement and stage voice. Students audition for mainstage productions starting the second semester of their first year on campus, and audition for regional theatre productions starting in the second semester of their sophomore year.
Applying lessons from the classroom to the stage is a crucial experience for students in the acting specialization. Students have been cast in productions with Dallas Theatre Center (Tony Award winner for Best Regional Theatre), Second Thought Theatre, Undermain Theatre and Theatre Three, among others; alumni have gone on to film, television, and stage careers, many achieving awards including the Academy Award, Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe and more.