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What is Acting?

This program is a concentration within Theatre. It provides in-depth training in a variety of performing media with a personal approach. You’ll spend the first 2 years studying all types of theatre. You will also take introductory courses in movement, voice, and acting. After passing a review to enter your final 2 years, you’ll meet in daily 4-hour studio sessions that expand on your previous studies. These may include training in Shakespeare, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre, and on-camera technique. You can apply directly into this concentration, although you must pass an audition before being accepted.

Career Options

  • Film
  • Musical theatre
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Theatre

Post-Graduation Success1

87% employed or continuing education

56% employed after graduation

31% attending graduate school

$50,503 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Arc Worldwide, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Solstice View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

26 - 31 ACT score

1170 - 1350 SAT score

3.12 - 3.65 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

94% freshman retention rate

60% four-year graduation rate

70% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $32,994

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,782
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $50,476

International

  • Tuition: $31,656
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,350
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