Bachelor Programs in Acting

Compare 4 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 Theatre - General Studies Track

Aquinas College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Grand Rapids

Forty-eight (48) credit hours in Theatre: the core (27 credits) and one concentration or “track” (21 credits) selected from the following options: performance (acting and/or directing), technical studies, creative dramatics or general studies. [+]

Why Study Theatre?

Whether you're ready to take the stage or build it, you'll find your place in theatre at Aquinas. With a leading-edge facility and the addition of a new theatre department director, our program is setting a new standard of excellence.

In 2003, the $7-million Aquinas College Performing Arts Center (in collaboration with Aquinas College, Community Circle Theatre and Grand Rapids Catholic Secondary Schools) had its Grand Opening Season. It's a cooperative effect that brings extraordinary theatre to our community and our students.

How We're Different Aquinas is the only four-year private school in the Grand Rapids area that offers a theatre major. The program is part of a unique collaboration with Circle Theatre and the League of Catholic High Schools, the only one of its kind in the nation, allowing for a variety of performance, teaching, and technical training opportunities. The department produces four to five fully-mounted shows a year, with a focus on contemporary plays, musicals, and adaptations. The department offers three different 21-credit concentrations (performance, technical, and general) in addition to a 27-credit core. Aquinas offers up to four talent scholarships for incoming freshmen and transfers, based on audition (for performers) or portfolio (for designers, stage managers, and directors). Students have had internships at all of the major theatres in the Grand Rapids as well as at The Purple Rose in Chelsea and in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Students leave with more acting and design credits than majors from other colleges because they... [-]

BACHELOR IN ACTING

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 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.... [-]


BA in Performing Arts

Link Campus University
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


BFA in Acting

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 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. ... [-]