What's being an acting major like?
Tour GuideRyan Quade
Here, I talk to you guys about what it's like being a first semester acting major. I try to explain the troubles of theatre foundations 1, though I may not get it across super well. Be prepared to be exhausted some weeks! It's worth it, but it's hard.
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So acting is one of the biggest like majors here at the school. The theater department in general is one of the biggest besides the film department. So a lot of people are probably wondering like, What is your look Workload look like? What is the first semester being a acting or theater major look like, and that's a really good question. It's very different from what you may or may not be expecting, so if so, I'm an acting major. Every acting major has to take a certain certain classes. Obviously, that's just kind of how college works every theater major, except for comedy writing and performance and musical theater majors have to take theater foundations. It is six credit hours, which means you may not get to take all of the classes you want to take the first semester, because that pretty much takes up the space of two regular classes. So do be aware of that when tryingto think of a schedule. Uh, but that class combines both performance and design aspects. If you are like an actor who has done nothing related to design or say you're like a stage manager who has never acted before in their life. Teo put everybody out of their comfort zone and it's hard. It's a difficult class in the sense that it can be really physically taxing and creatively taxing because you do a lot of work that, um, you may very well have never done before. Um, so you definitely have to be willing to put like all of your effort into that class, and it's hard. I know the theater foundations to I've Heard is similar on ly acting majors, and I believe musical theater majors now have to take it because it's performance based, Um, that is actually the only major class like major related class that I'm taking this semester. I'm taking theatre foundations to um, and then once you get past those, you contend to fit in more classes. It's just that both Theater Foundation classes are six credit hours, which and creates this kind of like weird, limited space. So this semester I had my first semester experience class my theater class, my writing rhetoric class, and then it took an elective. So that's a pretty normal first semester schedule. Highly recommended, Loved the teacher, love her, love the class. Um yeah, it's I would definitely say, like be prepared for foundations because it's taxing. Uh, but in my opinion, it's it's totally worth it.