School of Theatre + Dance

Acting

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Acting

The College of Fine Arts has a selective admissions policy that requires an audition or portfolio submission for admission in the majority of programs. Consult the Advisor for additional information regarding admission requirements. 

Advisor: Kevin Austin, kaustin@arts.ufl.edu (352) 273-0519

Recommended Electives:
THE4481 Production Dramaturgy
TPP 3124 Improvisation
TPP 3311 Directing
TPP 4531 Stage Combat
TPP 4730 Stage Dialects
TPA 4601 Stage and Theatre Management
TPP 2260 Acting for the Camera
TPP 4600 Playwriting Workshop 

Freshman first semester (16 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 2110 Acting 1*
3
THE 2000 Theatre Appreciation*
3
TPA 2202c Stagecraft*
4
DAA 1000 Fundamentals of Dance*
3
___ ____ Mathematics (GE)
3

*Tracking classes

Freshman second semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 3111 Acting 2*
3
TPA 2232c Beginning Costume*
3
TPA 2120c Beginning Makeup
1
HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)
3
___ ____ Composition (GE)
3

*Tracking classes

Sophomore first semester (16 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 3113 Acting 3
3
TPP 3650 Script Analysis
3
TPP 2282 Movement Training 1 or Voice 1
3
TPA 3214 Introduction to Light & Sound
3
___ ____ Physical/Biological Science (GE)
3
Sophomore second semester (16 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 4114 Acting 4
3
TPP 3283 Movement 2 or Voice 2
3
THE 4950 Production & Performance
1
___ ____ Physical/Biological Science (GE)
3
___ ____ Mathematics (GE)
3
___ ____ Elective
3
Junior first semester (13 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 4140 Acting: Period Styles 1
3
TPP 4287 Voice Training 1 or Movement 1
3
THE 4950 Production & Performance
1
THE3231 African American History OR THE 3234 Diversity/Multi Amer Theatre
3
___ ____ Social/Behavioral Science (GE
3
Junior second semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
TPP 4144 Acting: Period Styles 2
3
TPP 4288 Voice 2 or Movement 2
3
___ ____ Elective
3
___ ____ Social/Behavioral Science (GE)
3
___ ____ Physical/Biological Science
3
Senior first semester (15 credits)
Courses
Credits
THE 4110 Theatre History on Stage 1 (GE)
3
TPP 4221 Audition Workshop
3
TPP 3251 Fundamentals of Musical Theatre
3
___ ____ Theatre Elective
3
___ ____ Theatre Elective
3
Senior second semester (14 credits)
Courses
Credits
THE 4111 Theatre History on Stage 2 (GE)
3
THE 4959 Senior Project
2
___ ____ Theatre Elective
3
___ ____ Theatre Elective
3
___ ____ Theatre Elective
3
Summer (6 credits)
Courses
Credits
THE 4945 Summer Theatre Repertory
6
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Acting

The MFA in Acting degree challenges and focuses the advanced artist-scholar through rigorous professionally-oriented exploration in the classroom, laboratory, studio, and in public performance. It requires full-time intensive and extensive sequential study, preparing students for professional practice as actors in theatre, film, and television.  This program (typically completed in three years) includes 60 credits of course work, end-of-semester jury evaluations with an active nationally and internationally recognized faculty, a culminating performance project in the final year, and completion of an off-campus professional internship, as well as guest-artist workshops and residencies, an industry showcase, and opportunities at The Hippodrome, Gainesville’s resident Equity theatre.

In a climate of diversity, discovery and risk, the program challenges students to assimilate and communicate the creative process of the actor. Using traditional and innovative acting techniques and mastery of body and voice in practice, students develop a unique personal artistic aesthetic. This, combined with an awareness of current performance trends and professional standards, equips students to meet the demands placed on the 21st-century actor—to join the growing list of UF graduates working on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in national tours, at regional theatres, in television, film, and other digital media, as well as commercials and voice-overs.

The current graduate curriculum is listed below but is subject to change based on determination by the performance faculty.

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