Designed to prepare students for careers in professional theatre, the Theatre B.F.A.'s Acting track is a 129-hour degree program offering a sequence of courses in acting, movement, voice, and acting for tv/film.
Class work is augmented with practical production experiences. Drawing upon teachings of Stanislavski-based methodologies, the professional acting program offers an organic approach to performance training. The first two years focus on the fundamentals of acting, with an emphasis on the development of imagination, self-awareness, sense memory, improvisation, the ability to execute basic stage tasks, characterization and character development. In addition, the student also receives training in script analysis, voice production/diction, singing, movement and dance. During the junior and senior years, emphasis is placed on studio training/scene study. This practical study, drawn from the total range of dramatic literature, provides the student with performance experiences ranging from the classical to the contemporary, including verse and musical theatre.
Throughout four years of study, the faculty seek to instill within its students the necessity for an in-depth understanding of the acting process and upon the development of personal working methodologies. The senior year is highlighted by the required professional internship.
The faculty evaluates students desiring to become majors via an interview and audition. All prospective students must prepare and provide the following:
These items are separate from any items requested by admissions. Please bring these with you to your audition/callback. You may audition before completing your application to the University, but we do require that you have started the application process and strongly recommend that you submit your application to UCF prior to auditioning. You cannot be accepted into the B.F.A. program without being accepted to the university.
You may do this one of two ways. Scheduling directly through the department will assign you an on-campus live audition. Scheduling through Acceptd provides the opportunity to submit a video audition and be prescreened for a live call-back.