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Emphasis in Acting/Directing

Actors and Directors weave a world through movement, staging, and language. Essentially, they are storytellers who work collaboratively with Designers, Technicians, and Writers to breathe life into theatre and/or cinema.

Our program blends both theatre and cinema in training actors and directors.

In addition to the required Theatre Arts core curriculum, students must complete the following:

THEATR 1600 Voice Ad Diction/Vocal Performance 3
THEATR 2300 Stage Management 3
THEATR 2810 History Of World Theatre And Drama Through The Restoration 3
THEATR 2820 History Of World Theatre & Drama From 18Th C To Contemporary Time 3
THEATR 3257 Makeup For Theatrical Productions 2
THEATR 3399 Stage Combat 3
THEATR 4900 Senior Project 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Directing
Ensemble Acting
Select four of the following: 12
Acting for the Camera
Scene Study
Ensemble Acting
Period Styles of Acting
Shakespeare and Verse Acting
Directing for the Camera
Directing For The Theatre
Shakespeare: Tragedies And Romances
Shakespeare: Comedies And Histories
Practicum 1 16
Practicum In Performance Studies
Advanced Practicum In Performance Studies
Total Hours 51

 At least 8 hours must be at the 3000-level.

Career Opportunities

Actor (Film, Television, and Theatre)


Announcer for Film, Television, and Radio

Dialect Coach