Theatre Arts: Acting

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Turn your passion for drama into a marketable skill set that adds value in virtually any profession.

Why Minor in Acting?

For students who shine onstage, a minor in acting can unlock rewarding opportunities in a wide range of fields. Build a rich foundation through courses in acting, theater history, directing and more, then take your education to the next level by acting or directing in departmental productions. You’ll graduate ready to excel as a primary or secondary school teacher, theater educator or drama therapist, or in jobs requiring excellent presentational skills such as law, business or sales.

Why Minor in Acting at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Benefit from the same rigorous training and hands-on learning opportunities as Adelphi’s acting majors, including options to take extra courses with the Department of Theatre.
  • Polish your acting chops by performing in any of the 20 productions Adelphi presents on campus each year.
  • Immerse yourself in the Department of Theatre’s vibrant, tight-knit student community and network of successful alumni.
92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

The Department of Theatre has had a great impact on my identity as an actor and a person. All of my classes blend together smoothly and build right on top of each other, which has made my training immensely helpful.

Kristina Rossi Senior, Acting Program
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Best of Broadway: A Tribute to Hal Prince which was directed by Nathan Brewer with music direction by Steven Altinel.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world scenarios. Students in the acting minor gain extensive exposure to the design, production and business sides of theater alongside an ensemble of dedicated future professionals. You’ll collaborate with theater majors on every aspect of our productions at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (recently named one of the 35 best university performing arts centers in the country), from creating costumes and sets to helping run shows backstage.

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Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

How do I Declare a Minor?

Consult your adviser as soon as possible to discuss the minor’s requirements. When you’re ready to declare, complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

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