Directing Track (BFA)

Students in the Directing track receive specialized training in directing, as well as grounding in the elements (technical theatre, playwriting, acting, stage management, dramaturgy) comprising a production. Coursework and practical application teach Directing majors how to explore their own vision of a particular piece and then bring it to fruition.

  • Faculty mentors: Adam Hester, Dawne Swearingen
  • Sample classes: Beginning and Advanced Directing; Musical Theatre Directing Workshop; Voice and Diction; Movement for the Stage; Intermediate Acting; Playwriting; Script Analysis/Dramaturgy; Lighting; Theatre Management; Educational Theatre.
  • Opportunities at ACU: Submitting proposals to direct faculty-designated and Studio Premiere shows, dramaturgy, stage management and portfolio presentations.
  • Jobs in this area: Director, casting director, dramaturge, stage manager, playwright, director of high school theatre program, teacher (secondary, college and graduate level), theatre manager.
  • Meet a major:

    Alyssa Saenz

     FaithAnn Jones

  • Get started: Set up an interview to be admitted on the Directing track!

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Course Descriptions

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