BA Programs in Acting

Compare 11 BA Programs in Acting

Acting

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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BA in Performing Arts (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for 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 organisations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company. [+]

This course brings together the 'triple threat' of singing, dancing and acting. Develop acting techniques on stage and for 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 organisations 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 a 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.... [-]


Musical Theatre

Lees-McRae College
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Banner Elk

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Degree In Theater

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2018 Mexico Veracruz

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Acting

EUTHECA - The European Union Academy of Theatre and Cinema
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Rome

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 as individual. ... [-]

Bachelor (BFA) Acting for Film and TV

Relativity School
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 USA Los Angeles

Our acting program is an intensive program combined with an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and general education core created in collaboration with our movie studio partner. Students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree over the course of eight semesters while powerfully preparing for success in the professional entertainment industry. [+]

Our acting program is an intensive program combined with an exclusive business, entrepreneurship and general education core created in collaboration with our movie studio partner. Students earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree over the course of eight semesters while powerfully preparing for success in the professional entertainment industry. Additionally, Relativity School empowers all students to develop original digital content such as online channels, web series and interactive performances while fostering an entrepreneurial mindset in exclusive Collaboration Labs with industry mentors.

Acting students take comprehensive sequences in acting, voice and speech, movement, camera technique, combat training, and business. Faculty is comprised of industry professionals and leaders who are passionate about craft, discipline, professionalism and artistic excellence.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Santa Fe

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 to 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. ... [-]


BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Acting

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Santa Fe

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 blackbox productions a year, as well as smaller student-run shows.... [-]


Acting for Live and Recorded Media

The Manchester College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

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 practioners 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. ... [-]


BA Acting (Hons)

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 Singapore Buona Vista area

The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional [+]

The training of the actor is a rigorous, multi-faceted discipline involving mind, body, and emotion. It is also in demand more than ever across a broad range of performance events. Professional acting careers can be sustained in theatre, film, television, and many other forms of media. Actors can use their skills and intelligence to re-interpret the great classics of the world, as well as create innovative, authentic, and thought-provoking portrayals on stage and screen.

This performance-based programme offers quality training in all essential elements: acting, voice and movement techniques, together with imaginative, improvisational, and research skills. Theory is balanced with practice and applied to dramatic literature, script analysis, world theatre, and cinema. LASALLE aims to graduate thinking, expressive actors, informed and creative, with the ability to work across genres, media, and performance cultures.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Acting

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

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

BA (Hons) in Acting

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organisations, visiting directors, actors and casting agents, we provide our students with 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.... [-]