The BFA program in Acting takes full advantage of the resources provided by the Drama Department faculty, the University, and the department’s relationship with Syracuse Stage in order to provide emerging professional theater artists with rigorous training in performance technique, text analysis, creative improvisation, voice, speech, and movement.
Musical theater is one of the most exciting and demanding professions in the performing arts. As a musical theater performer, you must possess strong technical skills in acting, voice, music, and dance, and the ability to integrate these skills with ease, expressiveness, and versatility.
Under the tutelage of working professionals at Syracuse Stage,
you will prepare for your career by progressing through a step-by-step program, learning and applying a method of stage managing that is utilized in every major professional theater company—both here and abroad.
The BFA Program in theater design and technology combines classroom and hands-on learning experiences. Our versatile, flexibly configured, undergraduates-only program enables you to specialize in one or more areas: set design, costume design, or lighting design. If your interest is in the technical aspects of theater, you may—in consultation with a faculty advisor—specialize in scene construction or painting, lighting, properties, or costumes. Or you may take advantage of our expanding opportunities in sound design.
The new theater management track is the only one of our B.S. tracks to which you can apply as a new student. It will prepare you for a variety of careers, including producing, marketing and public relations, casting, development, and general management. In the BS degree program you’ll enjoy a balance of drama department classes, liberal arts, and other academic courses. It’s a great program for you if you want to combine the intensive training of the Department of Drama with a broad education in the liberal arts.