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Coursework

Acting

Eight semesters of Stanislavsky based trainingcovering various styles incluidng Shakespeare, Chekhov, screen acting and audition techniques.

Voice and Movement

Four semesters of studio work, grounded in the Linklater approach to voice and various physical techniques.

Stage Combat

Classes in stage combat with the opportunity of testing for the Society of American Fight Directors.

On-Camera Technique

Students will study audition technique and film performance in partnership with faculty and BFA filmmakers.

Showcase

Professional development and business strategies culminating in a showcase for leading industry professionals from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and major regional markets.


Performance Opportunities

Debut

All Freshman BFA Acting majors are in the Debut ensemble, and create and perform an original production focused on the process of acting.

Arizona Repertory Theatre (ART)

Sophomore, junior, and senior company members are cast each semester in the School of Theatre, Film & Television's ART season which produces two musicals, one Shakespeare play, and three other plays.

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) Internship Program

The School of Theatre, Film & Television maintains an internship program with ATC, the state's regional LORT B repertory theatre. Our acting/musical theatre interns:

Student Films

Students have the opportunity to work on multiple film productions each semester.

For specific information about course requirements for the BFA in Acting, click here.

To apply to BFA Acting, see the BFA Acting admission website.