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    • BFA in Dramatic Arts

      The four-year BFA program in Dramatic Arts at the School of Drama prepares actors, directors, writers, and creative technology artists to be 21st-century creators and thinkers. With deep connections to the current industry, the program is designed to train both students pursuing a single discipline and those who seek to become multi-hyphenate artists: actor-writer, director-writer, actor-creative technologist, and all variations. 

      Professionalism and community are at the core of the program, which provides a rich, multidisciplinary, project-based investigation of theater and media arts. Special attention is given to the development of artistic expression, critical thinking, and collaborative skills.

      • Degree Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
      • Credits 120 credits
      • Format Full-time
      • Duration 4 years
      • Start Term Fall

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      Over the course of the four-year program, students complete coursework in the following areas of study. Please see the academic catalog for the current detailed program curriculum.

      • Foundational Technique (Acting, Directing, Playwriting)

      • Aesthetic Inquiry and Reflective Learning

      • Creative Technologies

      • Participation in Productions and Other Performance-based Electives

      • Directed Research/Capstone

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