Performing Arts (Arizona State University)

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  • Offered by

    Arizona State University

  • Total Cost
    (Estimated total cost for the year)

    USD 39,210

  • Level of program

    Bachelor's

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Program Description

A four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, or Acting, at Arizona State University is comprised of rigorous academic classes and experiential education in the performance of both live and recorded recital art. This is a liberal arts degree is part of the ASU Herberger Institute School of Film, Dance and Theatre, and admission can prepare students for graduate school or entry-level acting careers. There is a specialization in film, movement, new work development, performance styles, theater for youth and voice and speech in this degree program.

The fundamentals of acting, introduction to storytelling, overview to stage movement and an introduction to directing are all required courses in the first two years of classes. Advanced coursework in this degree includes theater production, which requires participation in a university mainstage theater activity, and an acting concentration seminar which provides a series of master workshops dedicated to further developing the craft of performing arts.

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to complete this degree.

About School

ASU's academic programs are spread across campuses in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area; however, unlike most multi-campus institutions, the campuses of ASU are all individually different- each has its own distinct function to fulfill in line with the university's mission.

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