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It is our goal that—through this journey toward finding YOUR artistic voice—you will be equipped to bring your most powerful self to create your own work, and work in any style or medium.
Our Performance Faculty will guide you through a four year training sequence that begins with Impulse, Play, and Moment-to-Moment Discovery. Work moves through Creation of Original Pieces and various Devising Processes, and into Scenework, Monologue Work, and Shakespeare. Approaches include Meisner-based work, Michael Chekhov and Jacques Lecoq techniques, Fitzmaurice work, Bartinieff and Laban Efforts, Euro Danztheatre, Hip Hop Theatre, Singing training, Acting in Musical Theatre training, On-camera and Voice-over work, Devised Theatre work, History, Literature, Career Skills, Technical Theatre, and more.

You’ll spend the Spring Semester of your Third Year in London, England. You’ll train at Theatre Academy London with British faculty in original theatre-making, Shakespeare, Physical approaches, scene study, and more. You’ll see many productions of many kinds. You’ll expand your worldview as well as your knowledge of what is possible in the world of theatremaking. You’ll eat things you’ve never eaten before! All while residing in Central London near the British Museum.

You’ll have the opportunity to audition for all School of Theatre productions, to take part in studio productions, student films, faculty project productions, graduate student project productions, one acts, as well as the likelihood you’ll create great work of your own. You’ll also publicly present showings of projects and scenes from coursework. Finally, you’ll be part of a devised piece that is created for and with your class, and will serve as your showcase production in your fourth year.

We’re sure you’ve got some. Or, maybe you’re ready to apply and set up
your audition. Either way, contact Steve Snyder, Head of BFA in Acting, at We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact Us

Address: Penn State School of Theatre, 116 Theatre Building, University Park, PA 16802 USA.

Office: (814) 865 7586

Fax: (814) 865 5754

Tickets: (814) 863 0255