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Theatre: Acting, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The BFA in acting is a professional training program that prepares students for an acting career in theatre, television, and film. Acting majors have the opportunity to perform in six main stage productions each year, two second stage productions, the Fault Line Film Festival, the River Campus Summer Arts Festival, as well as professional summer employment and internships. 

Overview

What you'll do: 

  • Train with experienced faculty and staff in the areas of movement, voice, stage combat, Shakespeare, television, and film.
  • Prepare for rewarding careers as a professional capable of performing in a variety of styles.
  • Study and train in the beautiful River Campus, a multimillion dollar facility devoted to the visual and performing arts.
  • Benefit from an established program of collaboration with professional guest actors, acting teachers, directors, casting agents, and designers.
  • Establish relationships with professional actors, directors, casting agents, and theatre companies through summer internships, outside auditions, master classes, theatre festivals and a Senior Showcase in New York City.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting
  • Voice for the Actor
  • Stage Combat
  • Acting Styles

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply for Admission
  • Submit Housing Contract
  • Register for First STEP Orientation
  • Apply for Financial Aid

Tuition Fee

  • International

    438 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 438 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    438 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 438 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    247 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 247 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Missouri Residents: $247.25
  • Nonresident Residents:$438.50

Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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