Why ACU Theatre?

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Why study theatre at Abilene Christian University?

Here are a few reasons:

  • We produce quality theatre influenced by our Christian worldview.
  • A maximum of 12 freshmen/transfer students are admitted each fall, determined by audition/interview.
  • Limited total enrollment of 50 students provides more performance opportunities for each student and smaller faculty/student ratios.
  • Training reflects cutting-edge, contemporary curriculum including the Alexander Technique, the Linklater Vocal Technique, and concepts of actor training from Robert Cohen, Michael Shurtleff, the Atlantic Theatre Company, and Stanislavski.
  • The Williams Performing Arts Center, a $17 million facility opened in 2003, features the Fulks Theatre (a 325-seat theatre) and the Culp Theatre (a multi-form theatre).
  • Senior Showcase in NY for industry casting directors and agents.
  • Study in NY during spring of the senior year through the Tepper Semester.
  • The Homecoming Musical is performed annually in the 2,100-seat Abilene Convention Center.
  • Theatre students’ academic awards have included Dean’s Honor Roll (more than 50 percent regularly), Valedictorian, Trustees’ Award, B. Sherrod, Dean Adams, Servant Leader, Who’s Who, University Scholar and Honor Student.
  • B.F.A. is awarded in seven different tracks.
  • Alumni are successful in grad school as well as in professional employment.