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Pursuing a BA, or Bachelor of Arts, is an important step in preparation for a career in a specified field. Degrees are available in colleges and universities all around the globe, providing students with a wide variety of options in curriculum.

 

What is a BA in Acting? Studies in acting supply opportunity for creativity and expression. Programs provide preparation for careers in theater, film or television. Courses may include theater history and set design, but the main emphasis is training the student in the craft of acting. Classes in voice and speech are offered to develop better diction and intonation for clearer delivery of lines. Movement helps to release the creative spirit while examining body language and non-verbal communication. Scene study discusses approach and provides opportunity for exercising interpretation. Skills are further developed through school productions where experience is gained in auditioning and participating on stage and in film.

 

Much personal benefit can be realized through the study of acting. The program builds confidence, self-discipline and an ability to make a positive impression. Students also acquire skills and experience in working in groups and accepting criticism.

 

Cost of a degree in acting varies according to curriculum, school and location. Students should research their options and find the program that best suits their interests and goals.

 

There are numerous career options for work on stage and screen. Actors may audition for individual parts or provide minor supporting roles. Acting troupes employ regular casts for presentation of a variety of productions in many different venues. Speech skills can be used in voice-overs and narration. Graduates may choose jobs in set design, choreography or other related fields. A BA can be used as groundwork for more advanced degrees and a sharing of knowledge through teaching. Some programs offer the opportunity to prepare for a career as a comedian.

 

To begin your study in the creative field of acting, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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11 Results in Acting

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana

School of Theatre is an academic institution Universidad Veracruzana that, according to its principles and social commitment is to contribute to the training of professio ... [+]

We give you the warmest welcome to the Theatre Faculty of the Universidad Veracruzana:

Founded in 1976 is one of the pioneers of higher artistic training in theatrical discipline in Latin America. In 2016 celebrates its 40th anniversary of being founded. The current Curriculum 2008 Bachelor of Theatre proposes the preparation of a comprehensive dramatist committed to knowledge and its social relevance, is based on the concept of flexibility according to the Educational Model Comprehensive and Flexible (MEIF) of the Universidad Veracruzana.

MISSION

School of Theatre is an academic institution Universidad Veracruzana that, according to its principles and social commitment is to contribute to the training of professionals able to operate in different fields of stagecraft (Performance, Stage Creation, Management Theatre and Intervention Socioeducativa) to strengthen and transform the national scenic panorama. For this promotes the student an attitude of artistic achievement, as well as values ​​of responsible participation in society and in the profession, critical and open attitude based on the principles of tolerance, respect and understanding, besides autonomy in decision-making for individual and professional life.... [-]

Mexico Heroica Veracruz
July 2019
Campus
Falmouth University

This specialized course will enable you to become a trained actor in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge, and support. ... [+]

This specialized course will enable you to become a trained actor in a climate of creative energy, constructive challenge, and support.

Acting at Falmouth has a distinctive and contemporary ethos. We offer a holistic approach emphasizing sustainable skills for the 21st-century actor.

Training approaches seek to develop a creative and progressive actor - the actor as interpreter, creator, and entrepreneur. This training-based course is designed to allow development of skills as an actor through voice and body­ based skills and acting techniques, performing in recorded media, screen acting, classical and contemporary performance, solo performance, and critical inquiry.

Benefits Workshops with international practitioners Cross-departmental collaborations with film, television and games courses Regular residencies and performances from new and established companies. ensembles and performers How the course is taught ... [-]
United Kingdom Penryn
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Lees-McRae College

The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or le ... [+]

Musical Theatre

The BFA degree in Musical Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of Lees-McRae College and is designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a performer and or leader in musical theatre. Entrance into the BFA in Musical Theatre is by audition only. Transfer students should audition in the semester before they plan to enter Lees-McRae College.

Fast facts

Musical theatre students are eligible for scholarships provided through the performing arts program. Three mainstage productions are produced each year as well as student-directed scenes. You'll receive one hour of private voice, a half hour of accompaniment and a master class each week during the academic year. ... [-]
USA Banner Elk
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

A comprehensive classical and contemporary actor training, this demanding course nurtures students through a life-changing journey, in which they are challenged to achiev ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting Overview

A comprehensive classical and contemporary actor training, this demanding course nurtures students through a life-changing journey, in which they are challenged to achieve their full potential as actors and acquire skills for working in the full range of acting contexts.

About the course

The philosophy of the course can be summed up by the words, ‘embodiment’, ‘imagination’ and ‘interaction’. The training develops the actor’s body and voice as strong and effective communicators of thought, emotion and intention, and opens up the imagination, so that the actor can create and sustain three-dimensional worlds from the playwright’s text. These processes invariably take place in an interactive context so that the actor is constantly learning to respond to outside stimuli – whether people, objects or atmosphere – in an open and uncensored way.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema

The educational program refers to the most important methods of the '900 and contemporary theater. ... [+]

PRESENTATION

The educational program refers to the most important methods of the '900 and contemporary theater.

The experiences of the stage in the second and third years are numerous and in direct contact with the most professional contemporary reality. In addition to the core subjects, are planned:

internships and extracurricular workshops with internationally renowned Masters, the second year, placements in productions alongside professional actors of Theater and Cinema.

1st YEAR

Technique of the Word Propedeutic Movement Acting and Technical Theatre Acting, Verse, and Prose History of Theatre Vocal Technique

AIMS:

enable the students to learn the basics of theatrical methodology to translate a literary text in scenic one. make students able to discover and explore their emotional and expressive potential within the theatrical action. enable the personal and creative energies to conduct them in a unique project that will involve the entire Ensemble. enable students to learn the basic principles of the actor's professional ethics intended as a group and an individual. ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD

If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. ... [+]

If you’re looking to combine Theatre with another major, or a minor in another art, this degree is perfect for you. You’ll begin with a well-rounded theatre core: tech to acting, management of history. While you can proceed to the BFA track if you wish, students who stay in our BA program generally want to establish professional experience in multiple subjects. For example a degree in theatre with a minor in screenwriting, studio arts, photography, or design – you’ll be an unstoppable artistic powerhouse for any theatre-based profession.

The BA in Theatre Performance requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 52 credits in major requirements, 4 credits in designated electives, and 28 credits in unrestricted electives.... [-]

USA Santa Fe
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD

Our Complete Actor program will help prepare you for the real world of acting professionals today: by incorporating as many venues and mediums as possible. ... [+]

Our Complete Actor program will help prepare you for the real world of acting professionals today: by incorporating as many venues and mediums as possible. From theatre to film, TV, voice-over work, commercials and webisodes, we can help you become a proficient, modern actor. Our students graduate with experience working in front of a camera, a microphone, and a live audience – which means you’ll have bragging rights when you’re ready to hit the job market or the audition circuit.

SFUAD offers a unique set of experiences to develop the Complete Actor:

Four main-stage productions a year, for which all acting students (even Freshmen) are required to audition.

Four black box productions a year, as well as smaller student-run shows.... [-]

USA Santa Fe
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The Manchester College

This programme has been designed to prepare students for work in theatre and the related mediated industries of television, film and radio performance. ... [+]

What's the Acting for Live and Recorded Media course about?

This programme has been designed to prepare students for work in theatre and the related mediated industries of television, film and radio performance. The course will allow students to experience a range of disciplines pertinent to today's actor and the professional industry. The college has two theatres, two performance venues and an outdoor, covered, amphitheatre, all the theatres are used for student productions and are supported by the professional technical team.

The actor training programme is rooted in the training systems of Stanislavski. Within this you will explore practitioners such as Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner and Max Stafford-Clark to name a few. Students will follow a rigorous training programme that develops the actors movement, vocal, analytical and acting skills. These transferable performance skills are developed throughout the training to meet the needs of a range of texts, mediums and of the professional industry. ... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organizations, visiting directors ... [+]

BA (Hons) in Acting

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organizations, visiting directors, actors and casting agents, we provide our students with the experience of real working conditions and enable them to make vital contacts within the industry.

At the beginning of your course, you will participate in a range of classes and workshops designed to build your confidence in making instinctive decisions and in working collaboratively with colleagues.

In later classes you will work with scripts, building characters and relationships. You will receive training in movement skills, exploring physical approaches to the development of character and methods for the safe, economical use of the body as well as basic dance techniques. Vocal skills classes teach you the essential techniques relating to speech, singing, accents and the effective use of the voice. You will also take classes in stage combat, developing skills in fencing and unarmed combat in preparation for the British Academy of Stage Combat´s Proficiency Examinations.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
August 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

Our BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre degree puts the creativity of performance at centre stage and aims to prepare students for a range of careers in the theatre and media, bo ... [+]

The Course

Our BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre degree puts the creativity of performance at centre stage and aims to prepare students for a range of careers in the theatre and media, both on and off stage.

Students can gain core knowledge of the historical, philosophical, literary, performative and cultural antecedents of theatre. This knowledge forms the basis of understanding the artistic, aesthetic, political and ethical place of theatre in the 21st Century.

Through a mixture of core and optional modules, students can curate their own journey through the programme and can elect to specialise in routes focused on Contemporary Theatre Practice, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Technical Theatre and Production.... [-]

United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
University of Gloucestershire

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing, and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for the camera. Strengthen your voice and singing ... [+]

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing, and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for the camera. Strengthen your voice and singing with regular tuition. Take dance lessons including ballet, tap, modern and jazz. You’ll learn from lecturers who are performing arts professionals, having worked with organizations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Throughout the degree, you’ll be able to choose modules based on what you’re passionate about. You'll have opportunities to study other aspects of theatre, such as choreography, technical theatre, and business development; theoretical study underpins all elements of the course.

With eight live performance opportunities each year, including full-scale musicals, you'll gain plenty of experience, working in real theatres with industry experts. You’ll learn with international theatre companies at renowned events and locations. Students have recently been developing skills with Motionhouse Dance Company and Frantic Assembly, as well as performing at Edinburgh Fringe, Jolt Theatre, and Strike Light festivals. You'll also make the most of performances at local theatres and venues such as the Everyman and The Wilson Art Gallery. At the end of your final year, you’ll undertake a professional showcase to industry agents in London to kick-start your career.... [-]

United Kingdom Gloucester
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus