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Acting

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What is Acting?

This major provides intensive training in a wide variety of performing media with a personalized approach. You’ll spend the first 2 years studying all aspects of theatre and taking 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 and include training in Shakespeare, dialects, stage combat, contemporary and period plays, musical theatre, and on-camera technique. You must pass an audition for acceptance into this program.

Career Options

  • Film
  • Musical theatre
  • Teaching
  • Television
  • Theatre

Post-Graduation Success1

76% employed or continuing education

73% employed after graduation

3% attending graduate school

Insufficient survey data is available for average starting annual income.

Sample employer destinations: Groupon, Infinity Arts Academy, Pride Films & Plays

Sample grad school destinations: National Louis University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

25 - 31 ACT Score

1160 - 1330 SAT Score

3.00 - 3.60 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $13,640
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $32,616

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $30,210
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $49,526

International

  • Tuition: $31,084
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $50,400
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