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 large-scale 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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