Beginning with the first semester, students enroll in performance courses taught by academically and professionally experienced faculty. Unlike larger institutions, acting opportunities in all productions at Colorado Mesa University are open to motivated and talented freshmen. In acting courses, students are exposed to techniques and approaches that are industry standards today. Training is grounded in Stanislavski, Cohen, and Chekhov.
Voice and movement courses are complemented by performance opportunities in student and faculty directed productions and certification is available in stage combat with the Society of American Fight Directors. Acting students also audition for one act plays directed by the directing students each year. Colorado Mesa’s BFA in Acting/Directing is designed to create young theatre professionals ready to work from the moment they graduate.
As part of the program, the Theatre Arts - Acting Directing capstone course will require actors to perform in an acting recital with their fellow classmates and directors will direct their own full-length production. In addition, CMU brings professional artistic directors and casting agents to campus to interview and audition our students BEFORE they graduate to create a professional network for the student they can immediately access upon graduating.
At Colorado Mesa, we are committed to the philosophy of training theatrical entrepreneurs. We offer low faculty-student ratios so that personal attention and mentoring are hallmarks of the program.
The Colorado Mesa University Career Services provides resources and guidance for students and alumni in their journey toward reaching their career goals. We take an active role in providing career exploration, workshops, events, and on-campus employer visits to encourage students to investigate and gain information while creating their career path. We also help employers make campus connections to build relationships toward meeting their recruitment needs and hiring goals.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Scenic Construction
- Script Analysis
- Costume Construction
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesTheatre & Dance View 1353 other Bachelors in Theatre & Dance in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Application for Admission
- Official high school transcripts or GED scores
- SAT I or ACT test scores
- $30 application fee
- Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
- Personal Essay (optional)
International23163 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23163 USD per year during 48 months.
National23163 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23163 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State9306 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9306 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Grand Junction
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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