The Acting Concentration prepares students with the skills needed for creative communication and artistic leadership that they will need to pursue their professional goals. Students develop skills needed to succeed through experiential work in minimalist to full-scale productions, and intensive classes in acting styles; movement; voice and speech; script analysis; and more. The coursework provides the highest caliber of training possible within the context of a liberal arts education, so students can thrive either in the theater, television, and film profession, or a graduate program.
As of Fall 2024 admissions there will no longer be required acting auditions at the beginning of a student’s freshman year.
Students in the Acting Concentration must complete the following curriculum in addition to the department requirements.
Voice for the Actor
Speech for the Actor
Advanced Speech for the Actor
Acting II, III, & IV
Acting V (or) Acting as a Profession
Acting Electives (12 credit hours)
Musical Theater Voice & Acting
Dialects for the Actor
Swordplay for the Actor
Acting for Film & TV
For a suggested four-year course of study in the Acting Concentration, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Those who wish to pursue the Acting Concentration should contact Josette Todaro, Associate Director of TFMA Admissions at Josette.Todaro@Temple.edu
For students who transfer from other departments, schools and universities, there are several alternative routes to fulfill the Acting Concentration that can be discussed with your theater advisor and/or the head of the undergraduate acting program.
The success of the Acting Program can be measured in the accomplishments of our graduates. Recent graduates have attended MFA programs at Yale University, U.C. San Diego, A.R.T./Harvard, U.C. Irvine, USC, Penn State, UCLA, NYU, CalArts, University of Washington, University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC), The Circle in the Square and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
For more success stories, check out Alumni News.