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    Why Choose a BFA in Acting major?

    Rooted within a strong liberal arts setting, MMC’s BFA in Acting major is an intensive 60-credit program focusing on varied and diverse acting techniques and performance.

    Why Study BFA in Acting at MMC?

    The BFA in Acting major at MMC not only offers you extensive training in acting and performance but also encourages you to become well-rounded and expressive artists and human beings with a strong liberal arts background. MMC’s Theatre Arts faculty represent a wide variety of professional experiences and connections, and students are able to foster close personal relationships with the faculty through our small class sizes. Finally, you’ll develop initiative, ownership, agency, and responsibility throughout your training, so that you are prepared to manage your own professional careers beyond college.

    What You Will Learn

    Upon completion of the BFA in Acting major, you’ll be able to:

    • Demonstrate a repeatable and specific process for the performance of complex character actions and behaviors, across multiple theatrical styles;
    • Apply extensive research and rehearsal processes, script analysis, and character development to the performance of scenes and monologues written for both stage and screens;
    • Invest personally in scenes and monologues from material with varied and diverse given circumstances, contexts, and physical, language, and vocal requirements;
    • Demonstrate initiative, discipline, agency, and personal expressivity, ownership, and responsibility.

    Required Courses

    Stagecraft

    Script Analysis

    Voice and Speech for the Actor I and II

    Acting: Process & Technique

    Acting: Beginning Scene Study

    Movement for Actors I and II

    Theatre Histories I and  II

    Dramatic Literature Course (of your choosing)

    Elements of Directing

    Acting: Heightened Language and Historical Contexts

    Shakespeare, the Stage, and Humanity

    Acting: Intermediate Scene Study

    Acting: Advanced Scene Study

    Acting: Shakespeare

    Acting: Special Topics (two courses of your choosing)

    Advanced Studies in Drama and Theatre

    Business of Acting/Showcase (elective course)

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    Program Highlights

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    MMC is conveniently located in the heart of NYC’s Upper East Side, close to several theatres, studios, and rehearsal spaces. You’ll have access to live theatre events throughout the city and are often given free tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. In addition, our BFA in Acting students have had multiple opportunities for professional internships in casting offices, theatre companies, and NYC-based programs.

    Theatre Studies class

    All BFA in Acting performance courses are kept small in order to foster personal relationships and connections between the faculty and students. As a result, our students feel supported and seen by the faculty throughout all four years of their training. Marymount Manhattan’s commitment to individual attention remains a unique and important advantage during college and post-graduation.

    MMC’s BFA in Acting provides intensive acting training within a strong liberal arts program, enabling you to explore multiple interests and become well-rounded, articulate, and multi-dimensional performers and artists. Many students choose to add another major or a minor to their BFA in Acting major, and MMC prides itself on helping students explore and develop a multitude of academic interests

    Career and Outcomes

    Graduates of MMC’s Acting program are working on Broadway, off-Broadway, in film, television, and digital media, at regional theatres across the United States. Many of our alumni go on to great graduate schools such as Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, New York University, Carnegie-Mellon University, as well as in the United Kingdom. 

    productions and companies

    • Broadway
      • Hamilton
      • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
      • Kinky Boots
      • Slave Play
      • Tina! The Tina Turner Musical
    • Off-Broadway and Regional Theaters
      • The Civilians
      • Lincoln Center
      • The Public Theater
      • Repertorio Español
    • National Tours
    • Film and Television

    careers

    • Artistic Director, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
    • Arts Manager, Cooper Hewitt Museum
    • Associate Producer, Project Runway All Stars
    • Casting Director, Fox Casting
    • Creative Arts Therapist, Kings County Hospital
    • General Management Coordinator, The Public Theatre
    • Vice President of Editorial and Creative, Media Management Group

    Top College Program

    Each year, the team at OnStage Blog announces the best performing arts schools for the coming year based on research by theatre educators, students, alumni, and parents—the people who really know what’s important in theatre education. MMC made the cut and was praised for our impressive master classes and lectures.

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