There’s no such thing as a typical Purchase actor. What they have in common is raw talent, creativity, and daring. Your cohort is your “company,” sharing the intensity of the four-year sequential program that will test the depths of your instrument—your body, voice, and personality—to reveal your essence as an artist.

Your BFA acting practice is informed by dramatic literature and analysis, the history of theatre, stage combat, improvisation, physical comedy, makeup, acting for the camera, the business of acting, and audition technique.

Senior acting students perform a showcase of theatrical scenes for industry professionals each year. Purchase College is a member of the distinctive Consortium of Conservatory Theater Training Programs.