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South Carolina School of the Arts

BFA in Theatre: Acting

Intensive individual study

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Acting program at the South Carolina School of the Arts at Anderson University is designed to give students the rigorous training necessary to work as a professional actor or be prepared for graduate study, and the liberal arts education that serves as a strong foundation for any career.

The BFA in Theatre – Acting is intended to release and nurture the creative spirit in the individual theatre-artist through improvisation, intellectual stimulation, and faculty mentorship.

We begin with a foundation in the Stanislavski System of acting and then, in advanced courses, explore the techniques of Adler, Hagen, Meisner, Chekhov, as well as intensive study in Shakespeare, period styles, and movement/vocal techniques including Laban, Suzuki, Linklater, and Berry.

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About the BFA in Theatre: Acting

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre: Acting will provide you as a student with:

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Well-Rounded Training

Our program prepares you for a career as a professional actor on the stage or in film and television or for advanced study in an MFA priogram.

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Conservatory Approach

AU students learn both foundational and the most innovative performance methods and techniques for professional acting within a conservatory-style approach

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Liberal Arts Core

You will also explore history, sociology, psychology, literature, and math among other subjects to better understand the inner motives of the characters you create

Career Outlook

If center stage is your destination, your Anderson University training—plus some gumption and hard work—will get you there. An actor’s median salary is $33,400, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. You can also pursue a variety of careers in theater, film and related fields including: *

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Four Dots  Arts Administrator: $107,520
Four Dots  Talent Agent: $90,870
Four Dots  Secondary School Teacher: $61,600
Four Dots  Broadcast Presenter: $53,311
Four Dots  Producer: $47,300
Four Dots  Special Effects Technician: $40,243
Four Dots  Special Effects Technician: $40,243

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Schedule an Audition

An audition is required for students interested in enrolling as a theatre major in the South Carolina School of the Arts. All questions can be directed to