The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at IWU is a well-rounded curriculum that focuses on each student’s individuality, and prepares them to enter the profession upon graduation. Students will take a variety of courses in acting, movement and voice, as well as dramatic theory, theatre history and literature. This highly personalized training is applied during an active season boasting six high caliber productions and numerous other workshop and performance opportunities, on stage and on camera, throughout the academic year.


Major Sequence in Acting:

21 units required for the major, including:

  1. THEA 105Y and/or THEA 106Y (14 enrollments)
  2. THEA 110, 112, 180, 181, 184, 185, 220, 241, 280, 284, 371, 372, 380, 383, 384, 385, 481, 483, 484
  3. Four additional upper-division units in Theatre Arts or Music Theatre
  4. One unit from the following: ENGL 170 or 370 (when content is focused on dramatic literature), ENGL 393, 394, GRS/THEA 212, 214 or LC 377 (when content is focused on dramatic literature)

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