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Drama

Bachelor of Fine Arts

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The B.F.A. in drama is a concentrated acting and musical theater training program that prepares you to become a professional actor for theater, movies, television and musicals. This unique and comprehensive curriculum blends traditional and contemporary theatrical training methods through innovative approaches that keep pace with the demands of the industry. In this program you can choose from two specializations, acting or musical theater performance.

In order to be considered for this program, students must audition and fill out an application through Acceptd.

What you'll learn in the drama program

  • Acting, script analysis, voice and movement
  • Singing and vocal technique, and dance (including ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop)
  • Directing, playwriting and technical theater

Curriculum and requirements

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Drama curriculum

In this four-year program, you will take 37 credits in the university core, the Dialogues. The remaining 83 credits are spent in major courses and electives. The program has two specialized tracks: acting and musical theater performance.

  • Acting specialization students study advanced acting techniques, directing, technical theater, acting for the camera, stage combat and playwriting.
  • Musical theater performance specialization students study singing and vocal technique, dance (including ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop), music theory, acting, musical theater performance and musical theater history.

Course preview

DRA 308 Acting IV: Acting Methods
Students survey the specific acting methods of Stanislavski, Hagan, Meisner and Strasberg. Students read selected works from significant and influential American playwrights and perform scenes from these works.

DRA 416 Applied Dance (8 semesters: one credit each)
Each semester students will receive a course in dance technique and various styles essential for working in the professional musical theater. Over the eight semesters students will study ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance giving the student an overview of required styles for contemporary and iconic/historical musical theater dance.

DRA 423 The Business of Drama
This is a preparatory course for students entering the dramatic industry for film, television and/or theater. Portfolio creation, financial management, marketing strategies and employment opportunities are studied.

Application procedures

  • Apply to Lynn.
  • Apply to the B.F.A in drama through Acceptd.
  • Submit your audition.
    • If auditioning live on-campus (Highly Encouraged): Please submit a pre-screen audition video. You will be contacted regarding your submission and if selected to come to campus, you will be given an audition time.
    • If auditioning live at a conference: You do not have to submit a video before the conference. If you are called back following your audition at the conference, you will be asked to submit an audition video.
    • If auditioning through video submission: Please submit your video audition.

Live On-Campus audition dates

  • Oct. 20, 2018
  • Dec. 8, 2018
  • Feb. 9, 2019

Regional and National Conference audition dates

  • Florida Theatre Conference (Oct. 24–27)
  • National Unified Auditions - Chicago (Feb. 3–7)
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference (Feb. 27–Mar. 3)

Acceptance into the program

Students should expect a decision regarding acceptance into the program on or before Mar. 18, 2019.

Admittance is for the fall semester 2019. There is no spring or summer admittance.


Drama careers

In the B.F.A in drama program, you will learn theatrical training methods and innovative techniques that you can take with you in your career. As a graduate of this program, you can start a career in one of the following:

  • Actor
  • Performer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Motivational speaker

Some of our graduates have gone on to work for many well-known establishments, such as:

  • Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • Metro Chicago concert hall in Chicago, Illinois
  • Villanova Theatre in Villanova, Pennsylvania
  • Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida
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