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Theatre Arts - Acting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Theatre Arts - Acting program of Salve Regina University is an immersive, challenging and transformative pursuit. Acting is at the very heart of storytelling in both theater and film, and today’s actors need to be well-rounded, resourceful and able to move fluidly between platforms. Our students spend their days in classes, while their evenings are spent rehearsing, performing and participating in a myriad of other ways on both student- and faculty-led projects.

Our concentration introduces students to acting methods that improve technique and provide opportunities for direct feedback, which is essential to growth in the craft. Our goal is for each student to be prepared for the next step: auditions in the professional and community world, and the possibility of further schooling.

Life After Salve

A broad liberal arts education in theater produces graduates who are adaptable and self-directed and serves as a foundation for future development as thinking artists and productive citizens. Our graduates are well prepared for a lifetime of appreciation, participation and further study in the performing arts. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in the arts, business, education, government, performance, publishing, and much more.

  • Professional actor: Graduates are members of the Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild and work across the country, from New York City to regional theatre to Broadway touring companies.
  • Teacher: Some graduates receive their certification and serve in public classrooms, while others are teaching artists in after-school and summer programs. Some have started their own educational theater companies to bring interactive drama to students.
  • Arts administrators: Graduates are marketing directors, grant writers and arts managers at theater companies large and small.
  • Graduate school: Students with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts are qualified to apply to graduate programs for the MFA in acting, directing or design or the Ph.D. in theater history or dramaturgy. Others pursue graduate study in a wide variety of disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Voice and Diction 
  • Intermediate Acting 
  • Scene Study: Classical Theatre 
  • Advanced Acting 
  • Acting in Film and Television 
  • The Business of Acting 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Please submit an official copy of your secondary school transcript (in English) showing the courses and grades/marks you received for the most recent 3-4 years of schooling
  • The submission of SAT and/or ACT test scores is optional except for applicants to the nursing and education programs, who must submit official results
  • Two letters of recommendation are required
  • To confirm the spelling of your name and date of birth, we ask applicants to submit a copy of their passport photo ID page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21110 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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