Undergraduate Acting Concentration
The Acting Concentration prepares students to enter graduate acting programs or pursue professional careers in theater, television and film. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in a graduate program or the profession. Through intensive and varied classes in acting, combined with experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, students develop the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership, tools they will need to pursue their professional goals.
For more information, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Audition Dates (2013-14):
- Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:00 AM and 1:00PM
- Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Rehearsal Hall)
- Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Rehearsal Hall)
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition appointment. In your e-mail, include whether you prefer the morning or afternoon session on the audition date you selected (for example: "February 8 - morning").
- One contemporary monologue from a play; no longer than 2 minutes in length
- Picture and Resume
- If you do not wish to audition for the Acting Concentration, you may still enroll in the Acting Sequence without an audition. You may audition for the Acting Concentration at the end of each semester through the end of your junior year or prior to enrolling in Acting V.
- If you are not accepted into the Acting Concentration after your initial audition, you may still enroll in the Acting Sequence without an audition. You may audition for the Acting Concentration at the end of each semester through the end of your junior year or prior to enrolling in Acting V.
- A student cannot be accepted into the Acting Concentration without first being accepted to Temple University.
- Auditions for the Acting Concentration are for those students who would like to focus on acting within a liberal arts degree.
Course of Study
|Department||Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Theater||2221||Voice for the Actor||3|
|Theater||2231||Speech for the Actor||3|
|Department||Course #||Course Name||Hours|
|Theater||1202||Fundamentals of Voice & Movement||3|
|Theater||1232||Lecoq Technique Part I||3|
|Theater||2251||Dance for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3132||Musical Theater Voice & Acting||3|
|Theater||3221||Advanced Voice for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3231||Dialects for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3241||Combat & Stunts for the Actor||3|
|Theater||3278||Acting for Film & TV||3|
|Theater||3301||Introduction to the Director's Art||3|
|Theater||4221||Theater as a Profession||3|
|Theater||4241||Swordplay for the Actor||3|
|Theater||4299||One Act Performance||3-4|
For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Acting Concentration that can be discussed with your Theater advisor and/or the head of the Acting Program.
The success of the Acting Program can be measured in the accomplishments of our graduates. Recent graduates have attended MFA programs at Yale University, U.C. San Diego, A.R.T./Harvard, U.C. Irvine, USC, Penn State, UCLA, NYU, CalArts, University of Washington, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), The Circle in the Square and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
For a suggested 4-year course of study in the Acting Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin. Those who wish to pursue the Acting Concentration should contact Professor Donna Snow, Head of the Undergraduate Acting Program, at email@example.com.