Bachelor Programs in Acting

Compare 9 Bachelor Programs in Acting

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No matter what industry you plan to venture into, a bachelor’s degree has become the minimum standard of education. Even positions in nontraditional jobs require a heightened degree of understanding and training that is not available at a high school level. For these reasons, attaining a bachelor’s degree proves to be very beneficial.

What is a Bachelor in Acting? This degree covers all aspects of the profession to prepare individuals for successful acting careers. The program focuses on helping students to strengthen their mind and body connections, with strong emphasis on voice and speech, and teaches effective acting techniques. By the completion of the course, graduates will have an arsenal of techniques to help them excel within their chosen realm of the acting world.

Individuals of all acting levels can benefit from this degree program; applying knowledge of the techniques taught can advance students at any stage. Graduates walk away with extensive knowledge of how to apply key concepts in whatever acting discipline they choose, be it theatre, film, television or radio.

An acting degree can range in price. There are certain factors that determine the cost, such as the location of the school, the average cost of attending that particular institution and whether you study on campus or online.

The type of career that an individual pursues with a Bachelor in Acting completely depends upon that person’s desires. Individuals can pursue acting careers on stage, television or radio, as well as in movies. Those with singing or dancing abilities might consider participating in Broadway musicals, while those with a knack for teaching could become acting coaches. Some individuals also find themselves behind the camera, directing or producing their own productions.

In the world of entertainment there are plenty of options for an individual with a Bachelor in Acting. Find the right choice for you by searching for your program below and contacting directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor in Drama in Education

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. [+]

Bachelor in Drama in Education

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. Whereas it is but one aspect of aesthetic education it can also serve as a paradigm for humanistic instruction through action and language in all areas of the curriculum. It is on this premise that the philosophy of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama stands. The purpose of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama is therefore to prepare teachers who can contribute to the development and execution of educational drama programmes of both formal and informal levels. This will ultimately contribute to growth of what is individual in each human being and at the same time harmonize this individuality within the organic unity of the society at large.... [-]


Bachelor in Theatre Arts

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. [+]

Bachelor in Theatre Arts

ACTING

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. Caribbean cultural performance, modern and post modern perspectives of theatre underpin the approaches of the curriculum. Students will be continuously engaged with the analysis and development of their creative proficiency in relation to individual cultural identity, community and the importance of their independent voice as emerging theatre artists.

DIRECTING

Students are equipped to develop and strengthen their skills in creative leadership. This is facilitated through the exploration of theory and practice of the role and processes of the stage director as creative artist/cultural agent with a sound appreciation of the politics and aesthetics of traditional and popular performance.... [-]


Bachelor in Worship Arts

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 6 - 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The worship arts major will prepare today's students to be worship leaders with an emphasis on the spiritual aspect through relevant intensive studies in communication arts, drama, music theory and technology. [+]

The worship arts major will prepare today's students to be worship leaders with an emphasis on the spiritual aspect through relevant intensive studies in communication arts, drama, music theory and technology. Students seek the heart of God to be ministers of truth with a goal to take the church to new levels. An audition is required for admittance into the program. Both vocalist and instrumentalists are welcome to apply.

At ORU Worship Arts Majors will experience

- Song writing/arranging and lead chart notation - Music technology training - Keyboard training and improvisation - The design and function of the worship service - Audio production and voice-overs - Opportunities to act - Directing a theatre production - Writing sketches and lyrics for the church - Music theory, harmony and sight singing - A practicum experience in a local church - Seminars from alumni and notable guest artists from around the world ... [-]


BACHELOR IN ACTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

At The Lir Academy we believe that students learn best by doing. This three-year, full-time, intensive honours degree will provide each student with all the training necessary to become a professional actor through a series of skills based courses. Acting technique, voice, movement, and singing form the core subjects taught and practiced whilst classes in Dramaturgy and Text Analysis complement this learning. [+]

At The Lir Academy we believe that students learn best by doing. This three-year, full-time, intensive honours degree will provide each student with all the training necessary to become a professional actor through a series of skills based courses. Acting technique, voice, movement, and singing form the core subjects taught and practiced whilst classes in Dramaturgy and Text Analysis complement this learning. In order to emulate best practice of our associate drama school (RADA) the course is taught over nine semesters (three per annum) and over three years. Given the practical nature of the course, and the principal objective of training the actor’s body as an instrument as well as the creative imagination, the intensity of the training for actors means that a student can expect to be in class for approximately 35 hours per week and 36 weeks per annum. Additional commitment during production modules will also be required. Students must demonstrate deep physical, mental and emotional strengths in order become an actor. Assessment All modules in the first two years of the course are examined by continuous assessment. All modules in the final year of the course are examined both by continuous assessment and by final public performance. Mode of delivery All modules will taught through practical workshops, seminars and rehearsals. Core/elective curriculum As this is a professional training course for a very defined profession all modules are compulsory. However, within each module there are ample opportunities for individual personal development with individual tuition provided. Annual intake A minimum number of 12 and a maximum number of 16 students will be admitted each year. The Bachelor in Acting at The Lir is not part of the CAO point’s race. Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exceptional natural talent at auditions. Further information on the matriculation requirements can be found by clicking here. TO APPLY FOR THE BACHELOR IN ACTING OR THE FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ACTING AND THEATRE, YOU WILL FIRST NEED TO CHOOSE AN AUDITION DATE, PAY THE ADMIN FEE AND THEN COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO UPLOAD A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH SO PLEASE HAVE IT READY BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION PROCESS. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM IN THE FIRST ATTEMPT AND LOG OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO IT - YOU WILL HAVE TO START AGAIN Course Overview Year 1 In the first year of the course students will take three compulsory modules as follows: Acting and Text 1 Voice Studies 1 Movement Studies 1 Year 2 In the second year of the course students will take four compulsory modules as follows: Acting and Text 2 Voice Studies 2 Movement Studies 2 Ensemble Production Year 3 In the third year of the course students will take 8 compulsory modules to include 5 public theatre productions and one short film led by professional directors and designers. Professional development classes and an audition showcase will make up the remaining two modules. These are not assessed but are aimed to bridge the gap between the training of The Lir Academy and the world professional theatre, film, radio and television drama. Public Productions In their third year, students will be cast in a range of plays (from the classical and modern repertoires) directed by professional directors, including the Artistic Director. Classes will be in the form of rehearsals for a minimum of 30 hours per week and replicate the working environment of a professional theatre. Support in terms of individual tuition on a diagnostic basis in voice and movement will be provided. Students will rehearse for four weeks, followed by a get-in period of technical and dress rehearsals, and between 7-9 public performances to which directors, agents and the general public are invited to attend. Individual feedback from the Director and the Head of Acting, Voice and Movement, or their appointees will follow in the sixth week of each term. Students will perform in 6 productions over the course of their final year (2 per semester). One of these productions will be a short film shot both on set and location that will receive a public showcase. Core Skills and Career Preparation Throughout the final year, classes will take place that will enable students to continue to practice the core skills of voice and movement to help sustain them through the rigours and demands of the production modules. Further classes to enable students to prepare for a professional working life (including the preparation of show reels, CVs, auditions etc.) will be included. Classes will expand on the Acting & Text modules of Year Two relating to professional practice (such as Acting for Screen & Microphone). Audition Showcase Towards the end of the academic year students will prepare and rehearse with a professional director a showcase of scenes from a range of dramatic texts and/or songs for public presentation before an audience of agents, artistic directors, casting directors, and producers. Entry Requirements Candidates must have complete fluency in the English language The minimum age for admission is 17 Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exceptional natural talent at auditions. Free Fees Tuition fees for EU students who have not previously studied at degree level are paid by the Irish Exchequer. The student pays a Student Contribution fee; €3,000, a Sports Centre Levy; €120 and a USI levy; €8 (2016/17) per year. If a student is awarded a Local Authority grant, the Student Services Fee will be paid by Local Authority. The Sports Centre and USI Levy must be paid by ALL students. [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

This course, which is unique in the national context, aims to address this situation throught a combination of theoretical and practical study which educates practitioners and technicians to reflect on their practice in the light of theatrical tendencies and critical movements and educate dramaturgs and critics to be conscious of the practical constraints and opportunities of theatre work. [+]

Bachelors in Acting. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Theatre Pratice BACHELOR | 3 YEARS This cycle of studies, with and unique profile in the country, offers a quality artistic training to students who intend to pursue professional careers in the theatre as actors, directors, set designers, playwrights, critics and teachers. In the light of an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, the course offers a variety of performing and academic experiences which prepare students for the professional world and where students work with entertainers in the preparation of performative exercises publicly presented to the local and regional community. Careers The Degree in Theatre of the University of Minho received its first students? in 2012 and offers a great variety of quality artistic training to students who wish to pursue careers as actors, directors, theatre designers, playwrights and critics. With this degree, they can also choose to become teachers, actors directors, stage assistants, programmers and theatrical producers. [-]

Modeller - Professional Training Program

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

One of the key ingredients for the supremacy conquered by Italy in the fashion can no doubt be attributed to the skill of his model makers, the real heart of the planning process that led to the creation of a collection. The pattern is in fact the figure that the company interprets and puts on paper the ideas of the designer, translating a graphic in a project (the pattern) ready to be transferred onto the fabric, a professional able to manage the process that goes from until the tailoring of the prototype. The course promoted by IED Venice aims to train these valuable resources, through a course that relies on a central role in the design, the project, the development of the traditional pattern and the use of CAD technology, techniques tailored to the realization of prototype. For this reason, from an educational point of view, the theoretical disciplines will be supplemented by laboratory activities, guiding the students in acquiring the technical skills necessary to create and get to effectively present its final portfolio. [+]

THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The program is divided into four semesters, for a total duration of two years, each with specific objectives. The first year of the Pattern Making Course - Professional Training Program is dedicated to the acquisition of basic training of specific cultural references on the evolution of the history of fashion, tissue technology and their recognition, project methodology, the basics of modeling, the tailoring techniques, use of sewing machines. During the second year, however, the student acquires awareness and competencies in specific professional areas. The project activities are supported by the study of technical disciplines such as the development of the pattern with CAD technology and deepening in the field of tailoring techniques, processing bases of the model and the technique of moulage. The teaching method is adopted for inclusion in the professional world, through direct design and construction of the prototype. On an annual basis and in conformity with the teachings of the training, students have the chance to experience the skills acquired during workshops in the form of workshops and then confronted with different methods and reality. At the end of the course students will have acquired the basic technical skills appropriate to develop a fashion project starting from conception until the three-dimensional development of the project. [-]

BA in Performing Arts

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Performing Arts, with its three routes (Performer, FilmMaker, Producer), is able to form students capable of working in theater, film, television, museums, as well as to their own cultural startup. [+]

Bachelors in Acting. CONTEXT Today, the world of culture and entertainment offers great opportunities to jobs. The Performing Arts, with its three routes (Performer, FilmMaker, Producer), is able to form students capable of working in theater, film, television, museums, as well as to their own cultural startup. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURSE The Performing Arts course is typically unique in Italy, because It combines the features of a modern academy with a training of university ranking. Teaching, is headed by a teaching staff and professionals who have a strong relationship with the world of work, who use integrated methods of theoretical study , languages of the show together with practical experience of workshops and meetings with best know figures of show business. This gives to the students a solid cultural background and expertise in the fields of acting, directing and production. A particular attention is given to the study of English, which is essential for actors, filmmakers and cultural workers who wish to work in the thriving market production and international distribution. Lectures, workshops and open rehearsals are held at the Theatre Italy to allow students to compete r with the space and the atmosphere of a real theatre. [-]

BFA in Acting

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in acting is a pre-professional training program rooted in a strong tradition of liberal arts education. Students who intend to pursue the BFA acting degree will enter the University as BA students in Theatre and declare an intent to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting no later than the beginning of the second semester of the four-year program... [+]

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in acting is a pre-professional training program rooted in a strong tradition of liberal arts education. Students who intend to pursue the BFA acting degree will enter the University as BA students in Theatre and declare an intent to pursue the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting no later than the beginning of the second semester of the four-year program. Over the course of the program, students pursuing a BFA in Acting must: Take a rigorous sequence of studio training including courses in acting, movement, film acting technique, and voice and speech. Attain a cumulative 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in acting coursework. After a mid-program audition at the end of the second year, be invited into the BFA program. Be cast in at least three School of Theatre & Dance productions during their four years in the program. Acting is an expressive art form in which the actor is the instrument of expression. The program is concerned with developing the student’s ability to utilize the skills and tools taught over the four years to communicate a dramatic or comedic story in the context of theatrical production and film. Students are expected to make continued progress in deepening and clarifying their ability to communicate story truthfully and play a character in action. [-]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and... [+]

Bachelors in Acting. Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market. There are multiple staged productions through out the year that are open to the public. Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program: Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity Career Opportunities Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts. In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more. Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in community, college and professional theater. Additional opportunities are available in scenic shops, costume shops and television studios; civic centers, auditoriums and event planning organizations. [-]