Bachelor of Arts in Theatre (Acting Specialization)
Students selecting the Acting Specialization are trained in a variety of perspectives.
The courses begin with Stanislavski's emphasis on character-based action, objective, and truth. The curriculum expands to embrace psychological realism as defined by the American Method juxtaposed with technique classes developing expressiveness in the voice and body. These skills are synthesized and applied to the work of Shakespeare and heightened styles of performance.
Course work is enhanced with main stage acting experience where undergraduate students receive priority casting; there is no competition from graduate students.
Undergraduate actors profit from individualized mentoring by faculty directors amplifying personal growth and collaborative creation. Because acting demands knowledge of psychology, history and language, the acting specialization is enhanced by a liberal arts education, complemented by a course dedicated to preparation for career opportunities in the performing arts or graduate school.