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Acting at Fredonia

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting offers pre-professional training in a variety of classical and contemporary acting techniques, while also providing students with practical, hands-on experience in many aspects of theatre, from performance to direction to production. The program prepares students for a wide range of professions within the theatrical and entertainment fields, and helps students find individual pathways to success.

The Fredonia Difference

Fredonia offers a supportive, collaborative, and creative environment. Students also receive the freedom to explore a wide variety of interests and focus on individual development and growth. Fredonia will show you there’s more to life than Broadway.


Career Opportunities

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Dramaturg
  • Producer
  • Theatre Education
  • Creative Research & Development
  • Theatre Historian/Critic/Scholar
Audition Information

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Full Accreditation

We’re fully accredited by the National Arts Accrediting Associations in Music, Theatre, and Art and Design.


Alumni recommend the program

94% of responding alumni said they would recommend attending Fredonia for Theatre and Dance.

Top level training

Training and performance on par with top conservatories and the core academics of a liberal arts institution.

Why Acting at Fredonia?

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Fredonia Dance Ensemble

Provides dancers with access to faculty and guest choreographers through its annual concert, which is part of the Department of Theatre & Dance’s Walter Gloor Mainstage Season.

dance performance

Access to guest artists

Recent guest artists include: Taylor 2 Dance Company, Rosy Simas, Kista Tucker, Terry Beck, Debra Knapp & Ann Gavit , Tressa Gorman Crehan, Kerry Ring, and Cheryl Halliburton-Beatty.

black box theatre


The Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center features a 1,100-seat concert hall, proscenium and black box theatres, art galleries, and a dance theatre.

Sample Courses

THEA 424 The Business of Acting

Intensive study of skills needed by actors to increase their marketability in today's theatre.

THEA 242 Acting Studio: Introduction to Voice and Movement

Designed to support the actor in freeing the voice/body and imagination for creative response. Physical/vocal awareness and ability are enhanced through the exploration of relaxation, alignment, flexibility, strength, breath, sound, and resonance.

Acting Faculty

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