B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Acting
The B.F.A. in Acting combines the well-known Long Island University core curriculum's liberal arts education with an intensive pre-professional, process-based and performance-oriented program of conservatory quality. This selective degree program accepts between 16 and 22 incoming students each year to receive an education based on individual attention, practical, onstage experience and a rigorous academic base of history and literature. This degree combines a general introduction to all aspects of theatre with the opportunity to develop specific skills through intensive training and sustained practice in acting,
singing and dance. It offers a variety of internships in the profession, as well as department and on-campus work study options and the opportunity to study abroad. This program is coordinated with the Post Theatre Company production schedule and requires substantial participation in the work of the company.
B.F.A. in Theatre Arts: Design and Production
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design and Production is a pre-professional degree that combines a general introduction to all aspects of theatre with concentrations in Design, Production and Stage Management. The program seeks to provide students with the artistic and intellectual groundwork necessary for a professional life in the theatre and for further specialization through graduate studies. The curriculum includes pre-professional training, study of theatre history and literature, and a wide range of liberal arts and performance oriented degree, a key
component of student education lies in the practical application of training through substantial participation in the work of the Post Theatre Company and the Post Concert Dance Company. Interview and portfolio review required.
B.F.A. in Film
This program provides hands-on study in all areas of film production as well as intensive course work in film history, analysis, screen-writing and theory. The degree provides substantial work in Video and successful completion of a senior thesis project is required for graduation. Students who wish to enter the Film program must arrange for an interview with a representative of the department.
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B.A. in Theatre
The B.A. program in Theatre is an academic degree designed to place theatre in the wider context of humanistic studies. This degree program is selective and accepts approximately 10-12 incoming students annually. It is based on a philosophy of mentoring and students work closely with professional faculty and staff to design a program that meets their needs. This degree can accommodate students seeking certification as New York state high school teachers as well as those wishing to
take a double major. It is also an option for design or technical theatre students who will want to specialize in their field with tutorials and practical internships. We offer a variety of internships in the profession, as well as department and on-campus work study options and the opportunity to study abroad.
B.F.A. in Dance
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Studies is a pre-professional, process-based and performance oriented degree that is an intermediate step toward a career in Dance, exploring a variety of ways that dance professionals work in their chosen field. Combining dance theatrical production with an opportunity to develop specific skills through training and sustained practice in the context of a strong liberal arts program, this degree teaches the art form and not just technique. Coordinated with the Post Theatre Company and the Post Concert Dance Company, the degree offers extensive performance opportunities and requires substantial participation in the work of both companies. Audition and interview required.
B.F.A. in Arts Management
Arts administrators are needed in federal, state and community arts agencies, service organizations, galleries, museums, theatre and dance companies, orchestras, performing arts centers, radio and television stations, film distribution and promotion companies, music studios and many other organizations in this growing field. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Management provides competency in the fine arts with a solid foundation in business. The program develops skills in critical thinking, leadership, management, planning and finance; adding specialization courses to apply these aptitudes to arts institutions. A concentration is established in one area of the arts (Art History, Art Studio, Broadcasting, Film, Music, Theatre or Dance.) Each area of arts concentration includes history and theory classes as well as applied work. The additional Arts Management coursework includes classes in accounting, economics, management, marketing, law, and public relations, communications, public speaking and computer graphics.
The program of study culminates with an internship in a professional arts organization. Internships are available both off and on campus. Students have been placed at the Heckscher Museum, Nassau County Museum, WLIW-TV, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Hillwood Museum and various venues in the New York City metropolitan area. Independent study options and thesis work are also available for advanced study in selected aspects of a student's concentration.
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M.A. in Theatre
The M.A. in Theatre is designed to meet the needs of actors, directors, designers, managers in regional and community theatre, drama
teachers, and those wishing to increase their professional competence. In addition to the core curriculum, students specialize within their area of interest through small seminars, tutorials and hands-on experience. A two semester thesis project is required for graduation, and is designed on an individual basis with a faculty mentor to facilitate the student's passage from academe to the profession.