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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre: Acting Track


Program Overview

 Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts  (B.F.A.) degree in Acting is a creative and conservatory-style program focusing on intense development of acting artistry. You will work and study in a laboratory environment to explore various acting techniques along with extensive voice and movement training. You will finish your degree confident with real-world experience through performance and production opportunities to become a Holy Spirit-empowered acting professional.

More than this, our unique mission to develop Spirit-empowered leaders through Whole Person Education can set you apart as a talented and creative professional to impact the world. You’ll experience a life-transforming education that will prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry.

Our commitment to equip Holy Spirit-empowered leaders is why you can graduate from this program fully prepared to pursue further training in a master’s degree or compete on a national level. The ORU Acting program will empower and challenge you to do your finest work!

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Theatre: Acting Track?

Creative theatre graduates can enjoy successful careers in several areas:

  • Live Theatre
  • Television
  • Directing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production
  • Voice Over
  • Talent or Casting Agent
  • Playwriting

What are some of the core experiences of this program? 

  • History of Theatre
  • Acting Courses
  • Audition Techniques
  • Voice Courses
  • Viewpoints and Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Film Acting Techniques
  • And much more!


What makes ORU’s Theatre program stand out?

Through the philosophy of Whole Person Education, we create an atmosphere of collaboration, nurture imagination and court the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by dedicating ourselves to being masters of our craft. As a student with us, you’ll experience hands-on experiences in live and filmed performances. You will have the opportunity to be a part of Alpha Psi Omega, a national, honorary and dramatic society which is a service organization to the community, to help stimulate interest in theatrical activities both on and off the ORU campus.  

On top of this, you’ll collaborate with a great group of talented and creative students. You’ll learn directly from faith-grounded theatre professionals who know what it takes to succeed in this entertaining industry. Our current students and alumni have appeared on Broadway, film, television and in major theaters across the country and with dedication, passion and hard work, you can too!

What about accreditation?

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Are there scholarships available?

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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