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. Acting Concentration is for the student who wants to focus on acting within a liberal arts degree.

To enter the Acting Concentration, a prospective student must audition with the acting faculty. A student cannot be accepted into the Acting Concentration without first being accepted to Temple University. Acceptance into the program is offered only to those already admitted or enrolled in Temple University.

Request information about the Theater Major.

Email TFMA@temple.edu with questions about the program or the admissions process.

Audition Information

Audition Dates:

Please e-mail theater@temple.edu to request an audition appointment. In your e-mail, please specify if you are auditioning for the acting concentration or the musical theater concentration and include a request for a date and time frame (for example: "March 14 - morning").

Audition Requirements

Please Note:

Course of Study

  • Theater Foundation Courses (47 credit hours)
  • Acting Core Courses (24 credit hours)
    • Voice for the Actor
    • Speech for the Actor
    • Advanced Speech for the Actor
    • Basic Movement
    • Acting II, III, & IV
    • Acting V (or) Acting as a Profession
  • Acting Electives (12 credit hours)
    • Options include:
    • Alexander Technique
    • Musical Theater Voice & Acting
    • Dialects for the Actor
    • Swordplay for the Actor
    • Acting for Film & TV

For a suggested four-year course of study in Acting Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Those who wish to pursue the Acting Concentration should contact Professor Donna Snow, Head of Undergraduate Acting (dsnow@temple.edu).


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 Undergraduate Acting Program.

Graduate Success

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 more success stories, check out the Alumni Profiles.