Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (BFA)

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Available Fall 2018

Prepare for a career in theatre through the BFA in Acting program at Liberty University. Develop your craft by focusing on a variety of acting styles and periods as well as stage combat, movement, and dialects and accents.

Beyond the classroom, you’ll hone your expertise by taking advantage of the many on-campus opportunities available. Six academic shows are produced each year between the Tower Theater and The Box Theater. You will also have the opportunity to audition for the professional arm of the department, the Alluvion Stage Company, which produces one to two shows each season.

Liberty University is also an active participant in:

  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)
  • Virginia Theatre Association (VTA)
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

Courses You Could Take

  • Acting for Film
  • Christian Aesthetics in Theatre
  • Period Styles I and II
  • Stage Accents
  • Stage Combat I and II
  • Stage Movement I and II

Declared vs. Accepted

Declared

You have declared the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting on your DCP and will follow all BFA program policies until such time as you are not accepted or choose not to continue to declare the BFA on your DCP.

Accepted

You have completed the Bachelor of Fine Arts program entrance audition and have been accepted by the Department of Theatre Arts Faculty into the BFA program. You will follow all BFA program policies until such time as you have graduated or are otherwise no longer in the BFA program. 


Acting Program Entry Requirements

In Person Auditions

  • Two contrasting, 60-second monologues
    • Monologues must be memorized
    • One speaking character
    • From a published, contemporary play – no books or movies
    • No props or costumes
    • No accents
    • Age-appropriate
    • Subject to be worked by the faculty
  • Headshot & Resume

Video Auditions

  • 1 monologue full-body shot
  • 1 monologue medium-shot (waist-high)shot
  • Slate (close-up shot)
    • Name
    • Year in School
    • Hometown
    • Name of School

Video submission should be via Youtube or Vimeo. All clips should be combined into one video and should use quality sound and lighting. Be sure to use a neutral, solid color background. Please ensure your face is completely visible at all times. Following the submission of your video, you may be contacted for a Skype or in-person interview.


Academic Auditions/Production Interviews

All declared BFA Majors are required to complete a Production Interview and an Audition.

All accepted BFA Majors are required to complete an Audition, with the option to Interview.

All declared and accepted BFA Majors will be required to provide the following for Academic Auditions:

  • 16 bars of music
    • Sheet music must be properly marked with start and stop points and in the correct key
    • Sheet music must be presented in a 3-ring binder
    • More detailed guidelines for each audition will be announced separately and are subject to change
  • 30-second monologue
    • More detailed guidelines for each audition will be announced separately and are subject to change
  • Updated Headshot/Resume
    • Headshot/resume will be returned to the student upon completion of casting