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Acting, BFA

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting offers a highly selective conservatory training environment that focuses on rigorous training for the professional artist. As part of the College of Liberal Arts, our students not only train to perform at the highest level, but also gain a greater understanding of our world to inform their work.

With our exclusively undergraduate focus, students participate in comprehensive conservatory training with exceptional performance opportunities from the very start. Throughout their four years, students are cast in a range of plays and musicals, as understudies, ensemble members, supporting parts, and leading roles. Students also have the opportunity to perform in films produced by our award-winning Motion Pictures program. Seniors can participate in an intensive career workshop and showcase, with elite casting professionals and creative talent in New York City.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States


Competition for professional opportunities in acting is extremely high, and our Professional Acting Training Program is designed to develop our students’ talent, skills, and commitment to secure employment upon graduation from Wright State University. We maintain an excellent network of relationships with agents, casting directors, and creative talent nationwide. Because of their intensive professional preparation at Wright State University, fully 80 percent of our graduates find work in the field immediately after graduation.

Wright State students find jobs in a wide variety of performance-related fields. If desired, they may pursue additional graduate training in order to teach at the college or university level.  Graduates have attended such programs as the Denver Center, Northwestern University, DePaul University, Emerson College, and New York University.

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