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Professional Theatre (Acting), BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greensboro, NC, United States
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Theatre (Acting) program from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is one of only two offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the country and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Black Broadway nationally ranked our program as one of the top five for African American students.
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Overview

Professional Theatre (Acting) program from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University is nationally ranked by Black Broadway as one of the top five for African American students.

Objectives

  • To teach students how to use theatre as a means of self-expression, awareness, and discipline;
  • To acquaint students with the great works of the theatre through reading and producing them;
  • To prepare students for professional careers in acting and technology;
  • To prepare students for admission into graduate schools;
  • To convey the skills necessary to promote theatre as a means of enhancing culture in the community; and
  • To assist students in developing the skills necessary to participate in global theatre opportunities through studies of the histories and cultures of selected peoples, participate in plays, and meetings with dramatists, actors, artists and intellectuals from other countries and cultures.
The Professional Theatre program encourages self-expression, awareness and discipline and prepares students for a successful and fulfilling career. Our students have won numerous regional and national awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival before graduating and continuing to achieve amazing things on stage and behind the scenes.

Accreditation

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) since 1988.

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:

  • Acting for Non-Theatre Majors 
  • Acting 
  • Theatre Movement 
  • Elements of Play Production 
  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre Production Lab 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Make as least a “B” in Acting I and II.

Candidates must exemplify:

  • Attributes of a professional artist, which includes talent, a willingness to learn and develop, discipline, commitment, and cooperation.
  • Potential leadership skills.
  • Genuine love, respect, and appreciation of the theatre.
  • Active involvement during the first year of residency.

Pass a 10-minute acting audition and interview. The acting audition should include two or more of the following contrasting pieces: comedy, drama, tragedy, and song and dance. The passing average is 80%.

Present a ten-minute one-person show for the senior showcase during the senior year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8525 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    3540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1770 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greensboro

  • 1001 - 1540 USD/month
    Living Costs

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