Film , Television, and Theatre Acting: Diploma Summary

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A student with a Diploma in Film, Television and Theatre Acting will have the skills to perform in the movies, on the stage or on TV. The careers that are possible with this diploma are: stage actor, film actor, television actor, acting coach and acting teacher. Here is a short list of the classes a student will need to complete: acting theory, stage acting, acting for a camera, voice training and stage management. If this interests you, then please read on for more details about this diploma.
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Why Earn a Degree in Film, Television and Theatre Acting?

Entering the field of acting takes training and skills in order to act successfully. Learning the techniques needed to fully inhabit a role and successfully portray a person for stage or screen is important. These are the skills and abilities that teachers in this field convey to students. It takes different methods to act on stage than on film or TV and this diploma will teach the students the skill set needed for each.

Career Possibilities

Film, Television and Theatre Acting Occupational Outlook

Those entering the field of acting can expect to see average job growth (about 9-17%) from now until the year 2014 (BLS). This field is very competitive and there is generally more actors vying for jobs than the number of available jobs.

Film, Television and Theatre Acting Salary Information

Salary.com, www.salary.com, indicates that actors can earn between $30,737 and $65,843 per year. Of course it can also depend on the level the student achieves and there can be salary differences dependent upon whether or not the student acts on stage or in film or television. Stage managers can earn between $17,529 and $40,229 per year. An extra on a movie or television show earns a salary between $18,764 and $41,174 per year.

Degree Specifics

Coursework for Film, Television and Theatre Acting

In order for a student to earn a Film, Television and Theatre Acting Diploma, a student must take courses that teach them acting techniques. Some of the classes involved include:

  • acting methods
  • acting for stage
  • acting for film
  • acting for television
  • character development
  • stage combat
  • stage management
  • movement for stage
  • voice training
  • voice projection
  • musical theatre

Skills Learned in Film, Television and Theatre Acting

Once a student earns this diploma, he or she will have the skills needed to act in film, television and on stage. The skills acquired during the course of this diploma may include:

  • character development
  • stage acting
  • film acting
  • television acting
  • acting methodology
  • voice skills
  • stage combat abilities

Popular Schools

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    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Film Production
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Film (Campus)
      • B.S. - Show Production
      • B.S. - Digital Cinematography
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Winthrop University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. General Studies - Fine Arts
    Associate's
      • A.S. General Studies - Fine Arts
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Thomas Edison State University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate in Arts (AA)
  • Philadelphia, PA

    Temple University

  • Storrs, CT

    University of Connecticut

  • Coral Gables, FL

    University of Miami

  • Chicago, IL

    DePaul University

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Film Production
  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • BS - Film (Campus)
  • B.S. - Show Production

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Winthrop University

  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration

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Indiana Wesleyan University

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  • A.S. General Studies - Fine Arts

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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Thomas Edison State University

  • Associate in Arts (AA)

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