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BFA in Theatre Arts Acting

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

bfa-in-theatre-arts-acting

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

ACS

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
You can perform on the stage or in television series or film projects, teach acting or develop your own stage plays, media channel, or video productions. You can pursue directing, production or arts communications, or work behind the scenes doing set design, costumes, or lighting.
  • Receive one-on-one attention in small classes from our world-class faculty.
  • Gain experience and insight as you participate in an Adelphi production or a master class with guest stars on our award-winning stages.
  • Attend exciting performances in the cultural capital of the world and make valuable

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level)
  • Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate
GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

GCSE/IGCSE

  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

See GCE criteria

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or
  • Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Theatre Arts: Acting, B.F.A.
NY State Program Code: 76177
HEGIS Code: 1007.00
CIP Code: 50.0501

(62 credits)

General Education Requirements

  • All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major in theatre.

Note:
Courses are 2 credits each unless noted otherwise.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Theatre Arts: Acting
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 62
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

  • The Acting Program educates students for work in the theatre and its allied branches. While a performing arts education provides students with the skills and attitudes necessary for a life in the theatre, it also seeks to awaken in the student a creative sensibility through a serious study of the traditions and literature of the theatre. Because the program recognizes the importance of both aspects of the performer’s training, the acting curriculum, which offers a spectrum of basic and advanced acting styles, takes place in a liberal arts setting. All acting majors, after being accepted by audition, spend the first four semesters acquiring the basic vocal and physical skills required of the actor. The second four semesters are devoted to refining, polishing, and honing these skills. Throughout the entire four years, students participate in a wide array of performance activities, including technique and class scene study, and solo and ensemble work in chamber theatre, cabaret, and community performances. The program takes advantage of the University’s location just outside New York City, the world center of theatre, by encouraging and arranging field trips to studios, theatres, and production centers, and by inviting well-known working professionals to campus to conduct master classes.
  • PFA (0192) 100 - Introduction To Stanislavsky Credits: 2.00
  • PFA (0192) 111 - The Profession and the Working Actor Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 130 - Mechanics of Voice Production Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 150 - Introduction To Scene Study Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 180 - Vocal Production Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 200 - Text Analysis Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 210 - Theatre History I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PFA (0192) 230 - Diction Erasing Local Accents Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 248 - Theatre Movement Credits: 2.00 (must be taken in fall of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year)
  • PFA (0192) 249 - Theatre Movement Credits: 2.00 (must be taken in spring of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year)
  • PFA (0192) 250 - Intermediate Scene Study Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 260 - Theatre History II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 280 - Diction Projection-Working with the Accentless Voice Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 300 - Psychological Acting I Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 304 - Performing Verse Drama Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 340 - Rudiments of Directing Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 350 - Psychological Acting II Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 354 - Performing Shakespeare Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 380 - Stage Accents Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 400 - Auditioning Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 450 - Acting For The Camera Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PFA (0192) 481 - Manhattan Production Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PTD (0193) 103 - History and Application of Theatre Technology Credits: 2.00hrs
  • PTD (0193) 153 - Introduction To Costumes Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • PTD (0193) 269 - Make-Up for the Theatre Credits: 2.00hrs
  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7 
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7 
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295
  •  Spring 2022 $6,295 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC)
  •  Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,710 
  • Spring 2022 $6,710 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490
  •  Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) 
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) 
  • Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365
  •  Summer 2022 $700

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