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Theatre Arts Program

Bachelor’s Degree

Overview

The Theatre Arts Program leads to a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.), and is designed for students interested in a performing arts career as an actor, director, designer, stage manager, lighting, sound or video technician in theatre and music theatre. In addition, the College offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (B.F.A.) in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre. Our theatrical performances and academic programs combine drama study and theatre training in a comprehensive curriculum.

Through an extensive mix of coursework and public performances, you will become well-rounded in all aspects of the performance profession; learning the craft of acting, developing your own programs and conducting hands-on work and training, such as lighting, set design, costumes, sound, make up, hair and props. Several courses are offered jointly by both the theatre and film/video divisions, creating unique interdisciplinary opportunities for aspiring actors and artists.

You will find a wide range of performance opportunities each semester. Musicals, comedies and dramatic productions are performed in the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center located on the Five Towns College campus. At the end of four years, you will be given the opportunity to perform in a Senior Showcase, where you will prepare pieces and perform for agents and casting directors in New York City, as well as attend professional workshops.

Theatre Arts Audition Requirements

Each applicant is required to perform one monologue and sing one song. Students will be scored based on performance, ability to follow direction, attitude and preparation. Download the Theatre Arts Audition Requirements (PDF) here.