Theatre (Acting), BA

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The BA program in theatre with a concentration in acting provides students with a rigorous academic and hands-on theatre education that emphasizes performance in both live theatre and recorded media. Within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education, the program prepares students for both advanced graduate study in the field and entry-level careers in acting and performance. The program offers specialty coursework in the following areas:

  • film
  • movement
  • new work development
  • performance styles
  • theatre for youth
  • voice and speech

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Theatre (Acting), BA

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts


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Career outlook

The bachelor's degree program in theatre with a concentration in acting provides an excellent broad-based foundation for work in the profession. It prepares students for advanced graduate study and independent career pursuits in performance. It offers students advanced study that can lead to careers in professional theatre, film, television, media, education and other related arts disciplines.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Actors 11.6%*
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Talent Directors 12.2%$71,620
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other8.1%*
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio 12.2%$71,620
Producers 12.2%$71,620

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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