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At Frostburg State University the Acting Track is designed to provide pre-professional training within a liberal arts education. Curriculum and performance opportunities are designed to prepare students for careers in acting and/or advanced training at the graduate level. You must audition to enroll in the Acting Track at Frostburg State University.
This demanding option requires intense course work focused on the technique and study of acting. Students receive thorough, broad-based training from a variety of teachers through many performance courses, including all levels of acting, movement, voice & speech, period styles and a “Marketing Yourself as an Actor” class.
Acting Track students are also required to take directing, technical theatre courses and theatre history and literature courses. Students also have opportunities to develop their singing voices, take stage combat, physical comedy and a variety of dance classes. In addition, all acting students complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Students are evaluated each year through classroom assessment experiences.
The Acting Track requires 51 semester hours of credit. 30 hours are dedicated to Departmental core curriculum, 18 hours are required in the Acting Track and 3 hours are required outside of the Department.
The Theatre major experience at Frostburg State University is rigorous, intense and balanced between mind, body and spirit. The program holds artistic excellence and academic excellence as mutually supportive and equally weighted goals.
The Acting Track boasts: