Bachelor of Arts Programs in Acting

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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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Bachelor in Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. [+]

BAs in Acting. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.A. in Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 39 credit hours General Electives 32 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in Theatre 120 credit hour Careers William Peace Theatre's innovative classes train students in the wide array of collaborative skills and knowledge which make up the work of theatre through performances of new works, including adaptations of literature, both by professional playwrights and student writers. Students learn to perform, travel, create works, network and receive technical theatre experience. Students gain valuable experience through classroom study and performances of classic plays and musicals from all periods of history in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. WPU graduates go on to various careers in areas such as costume design, directing, set design, producing, acting and teaching. [-]

Bachelor of Theatre - taught in Spanish

University of Veracruz - Universidad Veracruzana
Campus July 2017 Mexico Veracruz

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. [+]

Note: This Bachelor of Theatre program is taught in Spanish only. Te damos la más cordial Bienvenida a la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana: Fundada en 1976 es una de las pioneras de la formación artísticas superior en la disciplina teatral en Iberoamérica. En 2016 cumple su 40 aniversario de haberse fundado. El actual Plan de Estudios 2008 de la Licenciatura en Teatro propone la preparación de un teatrista integral comprometido con el conocimiento y su pertinencia social, está basado en el concepto de flexibilidad de acuerdo al Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible (MEIF) de la Universidad Veracruzana. Misión La Facultad de Teatro es una entidad académica de la Universidad Veracruzana que, acorde a sus principios y compromiso social, tiene como Misión contribuir a la formación integral de profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en los distintos campos del arte teatral (Actuación, Creación Escénica, Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa) para fortalecer y transformar el panorama escénico nacional. Para ello promueve en el estudiante una actitud de superación artística, así como valores de participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión, capacidad crítica y actitud abierta basada en los postulados de tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Visión La Facultad de Teatro se encuentra dentro de las primeras instituciones de educación superior en materia teatral en la Región de México, América Central y El Caribe, por lo que sus egresados tienen amplio reconocimiento en el campo profesional. Sus estudiantes y académicos realizan estancias en otras universidades del país y del extranjero. Su Compañía Teatral es reconocida a nivel regional, nacional e internacional. Su Cuerpo Académico mantiene el nivel de “Consolidado” e impulsa la participación de los académicos en redes internacionales y en proyectos de investigación con pertinencia social; es la primera institución de formación teatral en el país que ofrece estudios de licenciatura y posgrado. Cuenta con instalaciones, equipamiento y formas de organización académico-administrativas adecuadas para desarrollar sus actividades en un ambiente creativo, digno y sustentable. Realiza acciones de carácter permanente en las distintas regiones de la Universidad y ha incrementado su matrícula. Con todo ello ha logrado que el teatro sea una actividad relevante en la vida cultural de nuestra comunidad a nivel local, estatal y regional. En ellos se refrendan los lineamientos de la Universidad Veracruzana como institución pública de educación superior que hace de la generación, aplicación y distribución social del conocimiento y de la cultura el eje transformador de la organización académica y de la sociedad. OBJETIVOS GENERALES a) Formar profesionales capaces de desenvolverse en el campo teatral, integrarse y/o modificar los proyectos existentes, así como generar nuevos proyectos, pertinentes en los entornos sociales y culturales en el plano disciplinario, multi, inter y transdisciplinario. Para lograr lo anterior, se ofrece una formación flexible y abierta a las diferencias de las diversas teatralidades, ligando los procesos de aprendizaje con el desarrollo de competencias necesarias en el campo y enfocando la unidad del conocimiento que posibilita a la vez un cierto nivel de especialización, mediante tres áreas de integración. b) Desarrollar en el futuro profesionista los valores de la participación responsable en la sociedad y en la profesión; la capacidad crítica y la postura abierta basada en los postulados de la tolerancia, respeto y comprensión, además de la autonomía en la toma de decisiones para la vida individual y profesional. Lo anterior, se logrará fomentando el autoaprendizaje como un proceso centrado en la persona (alumno) y sus proyectos individuales y colectivos. OBJETIVOS ESPECÍFICOS. Proveer al alumno de los medios para el acceso y sistematización del conocimiento con el fin de estimular el aprendizaje autorregulado y significativo para los proyectos teatrales, individuales y colectivos. Desarrollar las habilidades y competencias necesarias para la Actuación, Creación Escénica y Gestión Teatral e intervención socioeducativa. Dentro de la carrera de Licenciado en Teatro, existen tres perfiles opcionales de formación profesional de egreso cuyas características son: Mediante el área de Actuación: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias que le permitan realizar prácticas de actuación en las diferentes modalidades de la creación escénica, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Creación Escénica: Desarrollar las competencias para valorar y poner en práctica las habilidades artísticas propias y las de los colaboradores en proyectos de dirección, dramaturgia y diseño escénico, integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. Mediante el área de Gestión Teatral e Intervención socioeducativa: Desarrollar las competencias para planificar, elaborar, gestionar, producir y/o enfrentar acciones de intervención educativa para fortalecer el vínculo individuo-sociedad integrando la complejidad de la investigación, producción y creación. ¿Por qué estudiar la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Facultad de Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana? Se reconoce la encomiable labor efectuada por autoridades y docentes de la Licenciatura en Teatro de la Universidad Veracruzana, lo que mantiene su alto prestigio gracias a la calidad del programa educativo: El clima organizacional producto de la administración del programa y del liderazgo que el cuerpo académico ha ejercido al interior del programa educativo. El plan de estudios armonizado conforme al Modelo Educativo Integral Flexible (MEIF) que permite el desarrollo de competencias profesionales, así como cursar contenidos y materias en otros programas. Un programa de movilidad estudiantil a nivel nacional e internacional para cursar estancias semestrales en otras universidades. Las oportunidades que encuentran los alumnos de ser becados y apoyados regularmente para estudiar el programa. La gran producción académica y artística de algunos docentes expresados en: libros, artículos, puestas en escena, funciones realizadas, etc. La constante participación de los docentes en congresos, festivales y asociaciones internacionales. El reconocimiento a nivel nacional e internacional por la tradición formativa del programa. Contar con un Cuerpo Académico Consolidado realizando actividades de investigación, divulgación, gestión, docencia y formación de recursos humanos en torno a tres Líneas de Generación y Aplicación del Conocimiento: 1) Artes escénicas en México, 2) Creación y formación escénicas y 3) Teatralidad, performatividad y cultura. PERFIL DE INGRESO: Conocimientos generales referentes al programa de bachillerato y los que en su localidad y a través de su trayectoria el aspirante pudo adquirir gracias a su interés por el teatro. Habilidades mínimas necesarias para enfrentar el aprendizaje de la disciplina teatral. Manifestar interés por el teatro y poseer claridad vocacional expresada en un proyecto personal en la disciplina, así como actitudes valoradas en la comunidad teatral, es decir, trabajo en grupo, capacidad de convivencia armónica, tolerancia a puntos de vista divergentes, postura propositiva y creativa, entre otros. REQUISITOS DE INGRESO: El cupo límite de matrícula es de 40 alumnos, por lo cual se aplica el examen disciplinar de habilidades artísticas, tomando en cuenta los siguientes aspectos: Ser aceptado en el examen de admisión, que valora: Habilidades intelectuales, Habilidades Artísticas (histriónicas, corporales, vocales), Creatividad (intelectual y artística), Proyecto Personal. PERFIL PROFESIONAL DE EGRESO: Al término de la carrera, el egresado contará con las herramientas suficientes para integrarse al entorno laboral, siendo capaz de generar, proponer y/o realizar proyectos teatrales en grupos institucionales y de autogestión, incorporándose al campo laboral conectado con la cultura y la educación, así como enfrentar en un futuro la formación especializada en los niveles de posgrado. Estará familiarizado con las principales teorías teatrales y las formas teatrales generadas históricamente, así como aquellos conocimientos que fundamentan los procesos de creación, investigación, gestión y pedagogía teatral. Será capaz de integrarse al entorno social, sostener los principios de la ética profesional reconociendo los valores de la tolerancia, colaboración, comprensión, diálogo y convivencia en una sociedad plural. TÍTULO QUE SE OTORGA: Licenciado en Teatro, previo cumplimiento en su totalidad del plan de estudios, y los requisitos administrativos que la legislación universitaria vigente estipula. Distribución de créditos por Áreas de Formación Área de Formación Créditos Porcentaje Área Básica General y de Iniciación a la Disciplina 124 39.25 Formación Disciplinar 134 42.41 Formación Terminal 42 13.30 Formación Electiva 16 5.04 TOTAL DE CRÉDITOS 316 100 Tiempo de permanencia: Al Programa Educativo le aplica un tiempo estándar de 6 periodos semestrales; continuo corto de 5 periodos y continuo largo de 9 periodos. REQUISITOS DE EGRESO El cumplimiento de la totalidad de créditos de la carrera contempla de manera integrada: A. Experiencia Recepcional registrada en alguna de las siguientes competencias: Actuación; Creación Escénica; Gestión teatral e intervención socioeducativa. B. Modalidades de presentación del Trabajo Recepcional: Trabajo de Investigación documental o de campo (tesis, tesina, monografía). Trabajo Práctico (memoria o reporte). Trabajo Artístico (producto Y reporte). C. Servicio Social. ORGANIZACIÓN Y ESTRUCTURA CURRICULAR: Considerando los objetivos de la carrera, la curricula ha quedado estructurada, en el marco de los lineamientos del Modelo Educativo Integral y Flexible, introduciendo cuatro Orientaciones que concentran los contenidos disciplinarios en tres Áreas de Integración, y cinco Modalidades de aprendizaje. Orientaciones: Creación: contempla la problemática de la generación de productos con valor estético y se refiere a la actuación, la dirección, la dramaturgia y el diseño escénico. Investigación: proporciona las bases para enfrentar la generación del conocimiento acerca del campo teatral. Introduce en las cuestiones epistemológicas, metodológicas y técnicas de la investigación en las humanidades y las artes Pedagogía: toca un aspecto amplio del fenómeno teatral en su significado social, cultural y psicológico. El teatro es un medio sensible de la formación del hombre y queda abierto a todos los niveles, desde la dramática infantil hasta la tercera edad, y desde la pedagogía social del teatro, pasando por la estrictamente “profesional” y hasta el extremo del teatro como terapia. Gestión y Producción: abarca la formación en cuanto a los procesos de planificación, organización y ejecución de los aspectos de producción artística en las instituciones públicas, privadas y grupos independientes. Modalidades. Cursos; Seminarios; Laboratorios; Talleres; Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. Modalidades. Cursos: Estructuran la formación intelectual significativa para cada área de orientación; organizan el conocimiento mediante la aproximación epistemológica del quehacer teatral, del que se desprenden temas y aspectos puntuales. Seminarios: Son estudios a profundidad acerca de algún tema o aspecto específico. Laboratorios: Están dedicados al aprendizaje de técnicas teatrales, en relación a las cuatro Áreas de Orientación. Talleres: Tienen la función de integrar los conocimientos y habilidades realizando el trabajo escénico y de producción en la interacción artística. Prácticas Escénicas/ de campo: Están relacionadas con los trabajos de los talleres, conformando su prolongación en cuanto a la presentación ante público y/o acción en la comunidad. AREAS DE INTEGRACION, TALLERES Y PROYECTOS COMPAÑÍA En la Facultad de Teatro el conocimiento teatral está organizado por áreas de integración que incluyen varias experiencias educativas sobre cada campo formativo, de este modo el estudiante -además de construir su propia base general de conocimiento- elige un ámbito donde considera que puede desarrollarse mejor: Actuación (técnicas de actuación-texto/cuerpo, técnicas corporales, baile y teoría); Creación escénica (dirección, dramaturgia, diseño escénico); Gestión Teatral e Intervención Socioeducativa (dirección, gestión y producción, pedagogía teatral, investigación). Estas Áreas de Integración cuentan cada una con cuatro Experiencias Educativas que aglutinan un conjunto de conocimientos que se ven de manera unificada y no parcelada. El alumno deberá de cursar de manera obligatoria, dos de estas Áreas, en dos períodos consecutivos, sumando un total de 40 créditos. Posteriormente podrá elegir de manera seriada sólo una de estas Áreas para conformar su competencia con la cual terminará la carrera (Por ejemplo: Actuación I, II y III). En cuanto a los Talleres el estudiante deberá elegir dos y un proyecto de la Compañía. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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. [+]

BAs in Acting. 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. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 52 CREDITS THEA 1021 STAGE MANAGEMENT (2 CREDITS) THEA 1022 Basic Stage Lighting (2 credits) THEA 1023 Costuming (2 credits) THEA 1024 Stagecraft (2 credits) THEA 1130 Acting I (4 credits) THEA 1230 Acting II (4 credits) THEA 2030 Contemporary Theatre Canon (2 credits) THEA 2031 Music Theatre Canon (2 credits) THEA 2067 Rehearsal & Production I: Sophomore (4 credits) THEA 2068 Rehearsal & Production II: Sophomore (4 credits) THEA 3067 Rehearsal & Production I: Junior (4 credits) THEA 3068 Rehearsal & Production II: Junior (4 credits) THEA 3078 Theatre History (4 credits) THEA 4066 Theatre Business and Career Planning (4 credits) THEA 4067 Rehearsal & Production I: Senior (4 credits) THEA 4068 Rehearsal & Production II: Senior (4 credits) Designated Electives: 8 credits Choose 4 credits in upper‐division THEA electives. UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES: 24 CREDITS Complete a 24‐credit minor in a chosen discipline combined with 4 additional credits of Complete 24 credits of unrestricted electives. [-]

BFA in Theatre: Specialization in Acting

Santa Fe University of Art and Design - SFUAD
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 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. Student film casting through The Film School. Shoot the Stars! via The Film School, which creates an opportunity for students to act with A-list Hollywood stars. Actors’ workshops, featuring professionals across the industry in small classroom settings. Opportunities on television, commercial, and feature productions via our on-campus casting company, Midthunder casting. Internships with Garson Studios productions, such as A&E’s “Longmire”. In the past, there have been student internship opportunities on feature films including “True Grit,” “Cowboys & Aliens,” “No Country for Old Men,” and more. The key to SFUAD’s Complete Actor training is the combination of two highly regarded programs. The Performing Arts Department has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Programs Outside of Los Angeles by Backstage magazine, and The Film School is listed among the Top 15 media programs by Variety magazine. This unique combination of leading theater and film programs on one campus provides our students tremendous opportunities to pursue an education and career in acting. The BFA in Theatre (Acting Specialization) requires 120 credits consisting of 36 credits in the liberal arts core, 80 credits in major requirements, and 4 credits in designated electives. LIBERAL ARTS CORE REQUIREMENTS: 36 CREDITS Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits) FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits) ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits) ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits) SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits) Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits) Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits) Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits) Major Foundations: (4 credits) THEA 1041 Voice I (Spring Semester Freshman) (2 credits) THEA 1041 Voice I (Fall Semester Sophomore) (2 credits) [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northern Illinois University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA DeKalb

Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. [+]

BAs in Acting. Viewed within the context of a vital liberal arts education, the primary goal of our program is to prepare actors, designers, technicians and dancers for professional careers in their chosen field. We recruit students who are willing to take chances, demonstrate initiative and be responsible for their own depth of immersion in our training. We are interested in students who want to explore an art form that will require a lifetime of dedication. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Acting All students are accepted by successful completion of an audition and interview to begin the program and are evaluated yearly to retain their position. This program offers intensive training with a personalized approach aimed at ensuring that graduates are prepared for the artistic and business demands of an acting career. During the first two years, students study different facets of the theatre including acting, theatre history, script analysis, dance, mask work, and theatre design and technology. Many of the university's general education requirements are completed during this period as well. The second semester of the freshmen year students start the professional block of training in movement, voice and acting. Training and coursework for the acting emphasis is Meisner-based and in-depth for all four years. Coursework includes on-camera acting for film and television and classes in voice-over, cold reading and audition techniques. Shakespeare and comedy of manners, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre and on-camera techniques are also offered. At the end of the senior year, successful students professionally produce material to start a reel for agents/casting directors and formally appear in a Chicago showcase for an invited audience of top regional industry reps, agents, directors and producers. For all BFA in acting students, the fall semester of the junior year will be spent in Russia studying acting, movement, singing, dance, theatre history, script analysis and Mikhail Chekhov technique at the legendary Moscow Art Theatre. In addition, students will tour museums and theatres, attend performances and meet with a number of prominent Russian theatre artists in order to better understand the Russian theatre and its effect on contemporary acting and literature. Movement training is informed by Feldenkrais, Alexander, Meyerhold, Growtowski, Rolf, and Sensory Awareness. Areas you will study include period styles, stage combat, and behavior through awareness. Students will develop strength and precision through conditioning. A minor degree in dance is available. The extensive voice, speech and dialect training includes Fitzmaurice Voicework and the International Phonetic Alphabet. There are even external opportunities for study and performance with the Music Department. Students interested in the BFA in acting emphasis should contact Professor Stanton Davis, 815-753-8278. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Dance The BFA degree with emphasis in dance performance is a program for students interested in a career in dance or in continuing their dance training at a university. Our program mission is to develop students as competent professionals in the dance arts through rigorous and equal training in ballet and modern dance techniques. The School provides numerous and varied performance opportunities, including original works by renowned NIU faculty as well as masterworks from the standard classical ballet repertoire. Students in this emphasis are required to take between ten and seventeen technique classes per week, and can choose from a wide variety of course offerings in dance and dance-related subjects. The program’s mission is achieved through the strong support of faculty who are working professionals in the dance industry, which creates numerous opportunities for our dance majors to perform outside the university setting, and enriches our training with internationally recognized guest artists. NIU Dance faculty body of work: Artistic director of DanszLoop/Chicago; internationally commissioned choreographer; Ruth Page Award winner, Cincinnati Ballet; répétiteur for Septime Webre, artistic director of the Washington Ballet; board of directors for the Dorris Humphrey Society; soloist with the Chicago Lyric Opera; founding artistic director of the Ballet Nouveau Colorado; soloist with Mordine and Company; MOMENTA!; principal dancer for the Dayton Ballet; certified instructor at Romana's Pilates NY; master class teaching appointments across the country. Performance opportunities for students: two fully produced mainstage formal concerts per academic year in the newly renovated Stephens Building O'Connell Theatre; participation in the American College Dance Festival; Dance Chicago; Ruth Page Center for the Arts; Prairie Center for the Arts; Egyptian Theater; Millennium Park; Harold Washington Memorial Theater; Dance Chicago; Navy Pier NIU Art Gallery. Master teachers and artists in residence: Murray Lewis; Shirley Mordine; Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones and Company; Alicia Graf Mack of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Septime Webre; Baraka De Soliel; Carl Corey; Nick Papillo; Robert McKee; Louis Monterro of Jose Grecco; Greg Halloran; Nina Watt of the Jose Limon Dance Company. Our alumni have performed with or are members of: ABT, National Ballet of Canada, Martha Graham Dance Company, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cirque Du Soleil, Milwaukee Ballet, Pittsburg Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Chicago Lyric Opera, Louisville Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Ballet Met, Arial Dance Chicago, Chicago Ballet Repertoire, Broadway NY and International Tours and more. Students interested in the BFA in Dance Performance emphasis should contact Professor Judy Chitwood, 815-753-5503, jchitwoo@niu.edu. Bachelor of Fine Arts Emphasis - Design and Technology This emphasis provides course work and hands-on theatre experience in design and production, including costumes, lighting and scenery. Students gain an understanding of the artistic, social and cultural importance of theatre arts while developing creative and technical skills. Study involves design (including drawing and painting) as well as course work in theatre history, period styles and directing. Specialized classes in theatre technology (such as scene painting and pattern drafting), as well as computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer rendering are also offered. The BFA in design and technology emphasis aims to be pre-professional within the context of a liberal arts education and to provide strong foundations for professional careers in theatre, communication and allied entertainment fields. The School of Theatre and Dance has specialized shops and laboratory facilities where students can apply the design and technology skills they learn in the classroom. The Stevens Building houses a scene construction shop, lighting shop and laboratory and a costume construction shop. There are specialized storage areas for costumes, props and scenery. Students in the design and technology emphasis are regularly given responsible and supervised assignments in the school production program, which offer significant practical experiences. Internships and other off-campus programs with theatre companies, production groups, arts organizations and performing arts centers further broaden expertise and serve to integrate the student into the professional and commercial theatre. This course of study and practical experience provides a strong foundation for professional careers in theatre communication and allied entertainment fields, whether in costume, lighting or scenery. Acceptance into the BFA in design and technology emphasis is based on Northern Illinois University admission and completing a successful interview and portfolio review with members of our design and technology faculty. Students interested in the BFA in design and technology emphasis should contact Professor Tracy Nunnally. [-]

BA Acting

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Carmarthen

BA Acting is an innovative and exciting programme designed for students who aspire to a career in the performance industry. The degree balances vocational actor training, contextual study and the creative exploration of performance theory. The range of transferable and presentational skills on offer could be applied in a variety of employment contexts. [+]

BA Acting is an innovative and exciting programme designed for students who aspire to a career in the performance industry. The degree balances vocational actor training, contextual study and the creative exploration of performance theory. The range of transferable and presentational skills on offer could be applied in a variety of employment contexts. Course Overview BA Acting students will follow an intensive programme of practical study which blends the acquisition of performance skills with performance methodology and contextual studies. The first year concentrates on the student’s development as a performer, with modules in voice, movement and dance, acting and devising, while the second year tests these skills in a variety of theatrical genres and contexts. The final year is entirely production-based with a series of public productions culminating in a final performance project and showcase. Key Features There are many reasons to chose this course, including: Graduate student productions at the University and on tour Study abroad available in the Unite States Professional directors and other theatre practitioners are regular contributors to the course Touring theatre companies visit the University regularly Theatre visits to major UK theatres to enhance your knowledge and experience Rigorous training, practical study, a supportive atmosphere and personal attention Excellent facilities including the 375-seat Halliwell Theatre with its accompanying studios and workshops Opportunities to work with professional theatre companies and practitioners in order to develop your skills and career prospects Extensive team of theatre professionals work within the School as directors, designers and specialist tutors [-]

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

A Religious Studies and Drama joint honours degree offers you the opportunity to combine two complementary humanities subjects, as both drama and religion are mainstays of human cultural practice. [+]

BAs in Acting. BA (Hons) in Religious Studies and Drama A Religious Studies and Drama joint honours degree offers you the opportunity to combine two complementary humanities subjects, as both drama and religion are mainstays of human cultural practice. Studying Drama enables you to study a range of practical and theoretical modules, ranging from Greek theatre to stand-up comedy. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities includes studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Religious Studies at Kent allows you to study religion and modern culture in dynamic and original ways. You study in a vibrant department, which offers a range of modules, from biblical to Asian traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, as well as cutting-edge methodology modules taught by scholars who are at the top of their field. These modules cover psychological, sociological, anthropological and philosophical methods. The two subjects in combination enables you to see how the two subjects relate to all areas of society, how the themes of religion add pathos to drama, and how dramatic productions represent religion. Both subjects areas cross discipline boundaries, consider all time periods and influences from different countries, combining to give you insights into the modern world. [-]

BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Studying Philosophy and Drama enables you to engage with the world’s major philosophies and thinkers alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. [+]

BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Drama Studying Philosophy and Drama enables you to engage with the world’s major philosophies and thinkers alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. What is philosophy? Why is it important? Is it relevant? As a student of Philosophy at Kent, you do not so much learn about philosophy as learn to do it yourself. This includes not only studying major philosophies and philosophers, but also contributing your own ideas to an ongoing dialogue. You develop the ability to connect the most abstract ideas to the most concrete things in our experience. There is active research culture in the Department of Philosophy at Kent, with internationally recognised experts whose interests range from philosophers such as Hegel, Kant and Wittgenstein to topics such as the philosophy of the mind, ethics, aesthetics, logic, political philosophy, metaphysics and artificial intelligence. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. This degree programme is an ideal combination for anyone wanting to understand the complexities within our ideas and cultures, while gaining practical and creative skills for a future career. [-]

BA (Hons) in Italian and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Italian and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of Italy, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. [+]

BAs in Acting. BA (Hons) in Italian and Drama Italian and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of Italy, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. You gain a deeper understanding of Italian drama and theatre and will also have the opportunity to combine the two subjects in your final-year dissertation. Italy is a cornerstone in culture, art and history across Europe, you cannot help but be inspired to learn the language. By learning Italian, you give yourself a tool to explore this cultural richness and to open your eyes to its Roman heritage, the Renaissance, modern architecture, fashion and cinema. It is spoken not only in its home country, but also by over 15 million people in Switzerland, North America and Australia. The majority of the Italian teaching staff are native speakers and there are usually a number of exchange students within the department, so you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the language. This is supplemented by excellent technical facilities, including three satellite TV channels, videos, DVDs and computer-assisted language learning. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. During your Year Abroad, you have the opportunity to study or work in Italy. This is a fantastic way to improve your language skills and gain an in-depth understanding of Italian culture. Italian and Drama is therefore an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [-]

BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Hispanic Studies and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. [+]

BA (Hons) in Hispanic Studies and Drama Hispanic Studies and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. Outside Spain, Spanish is the official language of all countries in South and Central America except Brazil, and is widely spoken in many parts of North America. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore the languages and cultures of Spain and Spanish America while developing your language skills. You have the opportunity to spend a year abroad in Spain, Uruguay or in Peru and we offer advanced language modules focusing on translation and interpreting – valuable skills when looking for employment. Another peninsula language, be it Catalan or Portuguese, is optional for joint honours students. Our facilities include multimedia laboratories, which offer a variety of interactive language learning programmes and dictionaries, and access to a wide range of TV satellite channels and audio, video and computer-assisted language learning facilities. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. Hispanic Studies and Drama is therefore an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [-]

BA (Hons) in German and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

German and Drama is an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [+]

BAs in Acting. BA (Hons) in German and Drama German and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of Germany and German-speaking countries, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. You gain a deeper understanding of German dramatists, such as Goethe and Brecht, and will also have the opportunity to combine the two subjects in your final-year dissertation. German is one of Europe's most important languages for business and culture. Worldwide, it is the second-most widely used language on the internet (W3Techs 2014). It is also frequently used as a second language in Eastern Europe, serving as a means of communication across international boundaries. Fluency in the German language, combined with knowledge of political and cultural developments in the German-speaking world, opens up career opportunities in many areas of Europe. Along with our other European language departments, German has native-speaker language assistants and state-of-the art computing and audio-visual facilities. Many classes are taught in German, and you have the opportunity to spend a year studying, teaching English or working in a German-speaking country. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. German and Drama is therefore an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [-]

BA (Hons) in French and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

French and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of France, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. [+]

BA (Hons) in French and Drama French and Drama enables you to learn the language and culture of France, alongside learning the practical skills and cultural insights of the dramatic arts. You gain a deeper understanding of French drama and theatre and will also have the opportunity to combine the two subjects in your final-year dissertation. French is one of the most beautiful romance languages. Outside of France it is spoken as far afield as Canada, the Seychelles, Madagascar and Mali. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and an important language in the EU. Studying at our Canterbury campus gives you a good opportunity to immerse yourself in the language. There are many French-speaking students on campus, and our proximity to airports, the Channel ports and the Eurostar terminals at Ashford and Ebbsfleet make it quick and easy to get to Paris, Brussels and Lille. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. We offer the opportunity for you to spend a year studying or working abroad in a French speaking country, where you can experience the language and business world of France, Switzerland, or Canada first hand, make useful contacts and practise your language skills. French and Drama is therefore an ideal combination for those wanting to gain a broad cultural insight and practical skills with an international focus. [-]

BA (Hons) in Drama and English Language and Linguistics

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Studying Drama and English Language and Linguistics gives you a powerful insight into, and skills in, the mechanics of performance and communication. [+]

BAs in Acting. BA (Hons) in Drama and English Language and Linguistics Studying Drama and English Language and Linguistics gives you a powerful insight into, and skills in, the mechanics of performance and communication. University of Kent Drama students are taught by leading performance practitioners and lecturers from all around the world. Our range of industry-standard facilities include studios, performance spaces and workshops. There is a diverse array of modules to choose from that incorporate a distinctive balance of practical and theoretical elements, allowing you to develop the skills and vision needed for employment in the creative industries and beyond. Consequently, our Drama and Theatre courses are among the most popular in the country with strong National Student Survey results every year. English Language and Linguistics is an ideal complement to subjects where an understanding of how language works is important. Language powers drama and plays a central role in everything we as human beings do. This programme explores the many facets of language, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your individual interests and possible career paths. While the focus will be on English, you will also explore the meaning of language more generally, and discover what language systems have in common. [-]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. [+]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Film In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Studying Comparative Literature provides you with a broad international perspective on literary history, literary movements and literary genres. You compare literary themes and figures across different cultural backgrounds, and explore the impact of other art forms on literary works and vice versa. For example, you also study literary adaptations of films. Film at Kent engages with cinema's rich scope and history, from silent classics and mainstream Hollywood to world cinema and the avant-garde. We have a thriving film culture, with 10-20 films screened on our courses each week, the Gulbenkian Cinema (the regional arts cinema) based on campus and a lively student film society. In 2014, the University opened a new 62-seat cinema named after the pioneering female film director Ida Lupino, which students can enjoy as part of their experience during their studies. The Lupino has state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, and has been created to provide an intimate atmosphere for film viewing. This degree programme enables you to develop a multidisciplinary appreciation of the arts, covering theory, history and practice that crosses disciplines and cultures. [-]

BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Drama

University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The study of Comparative Literature complements the study of Drama, as the analytical and comparative skills you learn are suited to both programmes, and results in a strong understanding of broad range of texts, written or performed. [+]

BAs in Acting. BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and Drama The study of Comparative Literature complements the study of Drama, as the analytical and comparative skills you learn are suited to both programmes, and results in a strong understanding of broad range of texts, written or performed. Your literary appreciation will aid the practical drama elements, as you will have a clear understanding of the cultural and historical background of the playwright. In Comparative Literature, you have the opportunity to study texts ranging from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flaubert, Proust and Kafka, as well as British classics such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce and Woolf. Studying on a joint honours Comparative Literature and Drama degree, you gain expertise in drama and theatre, and a broad, international perspective on literary history, literary movements and literary genres. It also allows you to compare themes and figures across various different cultural backgrounds, as well as to compare the works of English and American authors to European ones. We also offer programmes with an opportunity to spend a year studying abroad in either America or Europe, where you can experience different cultures as well as different approaches to the study of literature and drama first hand. [-]