Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Acting

Important Information

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Acting begins in Fall 2022.

Training That Prepares Actors For a Modern Industry

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting (B.F.A.) is a Professional Actor Training Program that provides young artists with rigorous training and a variety of performance opportunities intended to challenge and enliven the creative spirit. It balances foundational and advanced performance practices in theatre and film with exposure to specialized performance techniques in voice over, gaming, motion capture, green screen, and other emerging disciplines. As an essential part of the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film, the BFA in Acting provides a comprehensive and forward-thinking approach to actor training that prepares students for success in an ever-changing industry.

Professional Practice

Actors accepted into the program have the opportunity to perform at the Nebraska Repertory Theatre (NRT), Nebraska’s premier professional Equity theatre. As the producing entity for Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, NRT allows students to work alongside seasoned professionals while earning points towards membership in Actors Equity Association.

Additionally, students hone their skills through a multitude of performance opportunities, including NRT’s apprentice productions, the student run theatre company Theatrix, and advanced student film projects.

Actors in the Carson School train for proficiency in Stage Combat and test to become Certified Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.

Finally, through the Carson School’s unique Professional Development Series, students engage in workshops with successful industry professionals while developing their own professional networks.

Study Abroad

Students can choose to study abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. This intensive summer program features classes and workshops with company actors, directors, and coaches providing an experience of a lifetime.

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Apply now to become part of world-class actor training program committed to developing the next generation of performing artists.

Collage of various student actor performances.


  • Actor
  • Stunt Performer
  • Director
  • Teacher

Application to this program

Anyone considering the new BFA degree in Acting must audition into the program (including transfer students). We plan to admit a class of 16 students.

Learn about the audition process