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Acting, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Become a masterful storyteller whose comprehensive, rigorous training sets you apart as an actor and prepares you for a career in the performing arts. We offer a bachelor degree in Acting at the Baldwin Wallace University. 
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Baldwin Wallace's Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting at the Baldwin Wallace University is an intensive pre-professional program that melds the versatility, focus and poise of conservatory-style theatre training with the ingenuity and candor of contemporary theatrical techniques. 

You'll receive intensive training in acting, voice, and physical process, as well as learn skills to create a strong on-camera presence.

Small class sizes, individual attention, professional mentoring and extensive performance opportunities are at the core of the program.

BW's partnership with Cleveland's acclaimed Great Lakes Theater at Playhouse Square provides you with professional opportunities to understudy roles and earn equity points.

Student Experiences

  • Acting students are encouraged to participate in a variety of cultural, professional and educational theatre and dance programs both nationally and internationally. 
  • These opportunities, in conjunction with theatre productions and student organizations, will help you network, advance your skills and build an impressive resume and portfolio.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • Strong academics, intensive hands-on learning opportunities, and personalized coaching and mentoring are inherent to the program.
  • You'll learn from award-winning, professionally active faculty with extensive experience in directing, acting, design and dance.
  • The BFA in acting builds on Baldwin Wallace's recognized strength in the theatre arts and includes a strong collaboration with BW's nationally acclaimed music theatre program in the Conservatory of Music, with faculty teaching across programs.
  • The comprehensive curriculum prepares you for success. You'll gain the vocal, analytical and movement skills needed to excel. It includes eight semesters of acting; a wide range of movement training, including dance and stage combat; and multiple approaches to text analysis. View the program sequence of classes and activities.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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