BFA in Acting

Webster University offers an intense four-year actor's training program that culminates with a BFA degree in Acting or Musical Theatre. Both acting programs are based on a block of courses called the Conservatory.

Acting and musical theatre students complete liberal arts courses electives to balance the curriculum and provide a well-rounded education. Music theatre students also enroll in music and dance courses.

All students are accepted into the program by interview or audition and are enrolled in a particular sequence. The Conservatory produces a season of six plays and one dance concert annually.

The productions are performed, designed and constructed by students, using each of three performance spaces: the Virginia Browning Main Stage at the Loretta-Hilton Performing Arts Center, home of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; the Emerson Studio Theatre below the main stage; and Stage III located in Webster Hall.

Partnerships with World-Class Cultural Institutions:

  • Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis are located on campus and perform in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts.
  • The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Dance St. Louis collaborate with Webster on curriculum as well as productions.
  • Webster is the only American university that has a partnership with the internationally-acclaimed Vienna Academy of Fine Art.

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