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Bachelor of Arts
Theatre Studies: Performance (B.A.)
This emphasis in theatre studies provides students opportunities with live theatre performance both onstage in productions and in the classroom. Within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education, students prepare for advanced graduate study in the field and entry-level careers in acting and performance.
BYU-Idaho students acting in the play Blithe Spirit.
Gain Hands-On Experience
Are you interested in becoming an empathetic, competent and captivating performer capable of working across many genres? Hands-on instruction in and out of the classroom will give you these skills and many others. The following coursework will allow you to hone your skills and increase your confidence, dexterity, and precision in the work:

• Beginning acting
• Audition skills
• Stage dialects
• Stage movement: stage combat
• Storytelling and oral interpretation
• Scene study

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Theatre Studies with an emphasis in Performance have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Actors & Actresses
Work on stage or film productions. They research their character, portray them authentically, rehearse, and work with director to improve the performance of the show.
Stage Manager
Oversee the production and post-production process of film productions.
Casting Director
Oversee the casting process for commercials, theater productions, TV shows, and films. Strong interpersonal, communication, and acting skills are necessary.
Film & Sound Engineers
Operate the equipment that records, mixes, or reproduces music or sound effects in recording studios, sporting arenas, theatre productions, or video productions.
Write scripts for theatrical productions, coming up with a concept, actors' lines, stage direction for actors, and suggestions for a set design.

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