Earn Your Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Arts
About the Program
Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Theatre offers three concentrations: (1) Acting; (2) Musical Theatre; and (3) Theatrical Design and Technology. Students in the Theatre Arts Division receive a conservatory approach to learning and have opportunities to be in front of and behind the stage from the start of their education here. Learn why students choose Five Towns College for Theatre Arts!
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Theatre Arts Concentrations
Acting Majors receive training in the Stanislavsky System, using the exercises and tools from faculty who have trained directly with Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, and Hagen. Additionally students will train in physical theatre (movement, stage combat, Alexander Technique, and Viewpoints), voice, speech, and dialects, acting for Shakespeare and acting for the camera. All actors perform in our Senior Showcase for agents and casting directors.
Musical Theatre Majors develop the triple-threat skills in singing, dancing, and acting required for careers on Broadway and Regional Theatre. Five Towns College offers dance classes every semester in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and theatrical dancing, as well as private singing lessons weekly, and intensive acting training. Students in Musical Theatre work with successful profession faculty in classes and with directors, as well as developing demo reels for their future careers in the business. As with the actors, musical theatre actors perform in a Senior Showcase.
Design/Tech Majors develop skills in six areas: set, lights, costume, stage management, technical direction, and sound design for the stage, in order to prepare careers for all aspects of stage design and technology. Design/tech majors participate in Stage Source in Boston, USITT, and other conferences for job placement.
All of our students are exposed to New York City professionals (agents and casting directors, as well as Broadway and Regional stage designers and directors) creating a working environment of academic and professional experiences.