Degree Level:
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Immersive, comprehensive, accelerated and personalized — a program that prepares you for the current industry.

The BFA Acting major assists actors in developing a strong process and technique.  Actors receive unparalleled business preparation and a multitude of performance opportunities. Upon graduation, actors will be industry ready. 


Application Process

An audition is required for the BFA in Acting program.

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Program Features

  • Accelerated BFA major — three years/two summers (eight-semester program)
  • Work with industry professionals 
  • Comprehensive summer stock theatre experience
  • Summer Performing Arts Intensive with specialized course work 
  • Extensive performance opportunities (by audition)

Career Preparation

  • Actors have numerous opportunities to audition and perform at the Macklanburg Playhouse  (mainstage), the Warehouse Theatre (black box), and the Okoboji Summer Theatre. 
  • Industry preparation begins in the first semester.  
  • Industry connections are forged and cultivated throughout the Conservatory experience. 
  • Actors have the opportunity to work with guest directors in productions and top industry professionals in masterclasses. 

The shows that I’ve been a part of here have been essential to my growth. From the Warehouse Theatre to the mainstage, each experience has offered me a new outlook on my profession. This community houses so many kinds of people that are all spectacular at what they do, and I am honored that I’ve been given the opportunity to try so many different things at Stephens.”

Hope Pena '19

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