The School of Theatre offers two performance degrees: the BFA in Acting and the BFA in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). Both of the BFAs are exciting, pre-professional training programs. It combines the best of conservatory/studio training with the breadth of the general education requirements that have made Oklahoma City University one of the nation's best small universities in the US.
BFA actors will take 9 acting classes over their 4 years (including Improvisation, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Acting Styles, Audition Techniques and Professional Preparation and two semesters of On-Camera Acting), along with extensive voice and movement training, a study of script analysis and theatre history, and an introduction to technical theatre and directing. The student's cross-training in voice and dance are provided by the Bass School of Music and the Ann Lacy School of Dance.