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Acting, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Storrs, CT, United States
The UConn Department of Dramatic Arts has developed one of the finest university-based actor-training programs in the country. Our teachers have studied and taught in some of the best colleges and conservatories in North America. 

Overview

They have also worked, and continue to work, as actors and/or directors and/or performance coaches for important regional repertory theatres, on- and off-Broadway productions, television programs and major motion pictures.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Connecticut is an intensive, conservatory-style program designed to prepare students for direct entry into performance careers in all areas of the professional theatre, including television and film. Students are also thoroughly prepared to continue acting studies at the graduate, Master of Fine Arts level. Combining a four-year sequence of acting classes with extensive voice and movement training and a well-rounded course of studies in the art of theatre, the BFA Acting Program also offers outstanding performance opportunities through the Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), the performance wing of the Department of Dramatic Arts. At the CRT, students work with professional actors and directors on the way to earning membership points in Actor’s Equity, the American union for professional stage actors and stage managers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre Production Studio
  • Acting Technique
  • Stage Movement
  • Voice & Speech
  • History of Drama 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants
Programs in Acting, Art, Design/Technical Theatre, Music, Puppetry and Theatre Studies require either a portfolio, audition or interview in addition to the undergraduate application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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