Southeast Missouri State University

The BFA in acting is a pre-professional training program that prepares students for an acting career in theatre, television, and film and has an emphasis on experiential and academic training. Acting majors have the opportunity to perform in four mainstage productions each year, two Second Stage productions, and attend regional and national theatre festivals.

The rigorous training and varied experiences of the BFA in acting provides an excellent foundation for graduate study or careers in performance, academics, and teaching.

Acting students will…
  • 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.
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