The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting is a pre-professional degree with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary for the working artist of the theater.
It’s an immersive experience that begins freshmen year with classes in dance technique, acting, script analysis, behind the scenes lab work, and a freshmen spotlight performance. Freshmen are cast as early as spring semester.
Throughout the four years of study, you'll get rigorous training in performance through acting, movement, and voice studio classes including:
Equal attention is paid to the written word with courses in playwriting, text analysis, theatre history, and drama. The rigorous Nazareth liberal arts core provides for studying and understanding the ever-changing world that theatre grows out of and responds to.
Auditions are required for this major. View audition details and register.
Education: B.A., Mount Holyoke College Lessac Voice Intensive; M.F.A, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Directing)
Teaching and Artistic Interests: The energy between actors on stage and between the audience and the stage as manifested on the body and the voice. Her favorite stage work is physical theatre, a good example of which is the original devised work entitled Grimm.
Actor, instructor at Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival
"The B.F.A. acting program at Nazareth College prepared me for the real world by making it a priority to experience it before I graduated. My theatre-related internship as an acting apprentice at Shakespeare on the Sound between my junior and senior year led to my immediate employment after graduation. Nazareth College prepares you for the challenges of this profession and allows you to discover yourself as an artist."