Acting Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behavior in imaginary circumstances. Includes instruction in voice and acting speech, stage dialects, movement, improvisation, acting styles, theatre history, script interpretation, and actor coaching.

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Acting Major

What Courses Do Acting Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Acting majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Acting Techniques
  • Characterization
  • Movement
  • Speech
  • Voice

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