The BFA in Acting is geared for those students focused on acting as their future career.
The Stanislavskian-based training teaches the craft of acting as a practice-driven, holistic process in both intellectual and kinesthetic (tactile) learning environments. Students are immersed in acting, voice and movement studios that explore a wide breadth of techniques and approaches to create optimal physical and emotional flexibility in the student actor and their instrument.
Other specialized professional preparation classes address the "business of the business," and prepare students for the rigors of branding, marketing, and auditioning to ready them for immediate entrance into the world of the working artist.
There is one Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree available.
The BFA training program prepares aspiring artists for careers in theatre, film and television. Many of our graduates work as professional actors, with others becoming writers, stage managers, and dramaturgs. Others also teach at the high school or secondary school level.
This class covers everything from the group number, auditioning, singing a solo and finally working on a duet. Students can learn all of the tools of acting in a musical theatre as well as directly applying what they learn into a performance showcase at the end of the semester. Emphasis is always on acting a song and the connection between the speaking and the singing voice. Students always gain an incredible amount of confidence in musical theatre by taking this class!
A survival-skills primer, readying the student for the rigors of the professional world of acting. Specific focus is given to the creation of the “Product/Brand” of the individual – that is, evolving the mindset and practices from that of a Student/Artist to that of a Sole-Proprietor "Artrepreneur" and creating a plan of action for the coming year(s) after graduation.
Favorite Course: THE 492: Special Topics in the Business of Acting
Expertise: acting for the camera; physical theatre; Meisner technique
Favorite Course: THE 315: Introduction to the Musical Theatre Performer
Expertise: Lessac method for voice acting; Suzuki; Musical Theatre
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Southern Miss undergraduate degrees are available online, at the Hattiesburg campus, at the Gulf Park campus, and/or through a hybrid delivery that includes both online and on-campus courses.
All courses listed in the degree plan are available online. A student would not have to take a face-to-face course to complete this degree.
50 percent or more of the degree plan’s courses in Major Area of Study Requirements AND 50 percent or more of courses in Curriculum Requirement are available online. Remaining courses are face-to-face at the Hattiesburg or Gulf Park campus, as noted.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Hattiesburg campus.
All courses are available face-to-face on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.