Acting for Theatre, Film & Television


B.F.A. in Acting for Theatre, Film & Television

An immersive new program designed for the 21st century actor

The BFA in Acting for Theatre, Film and Television at LIU Brooklyn is designed for students interested in thorough conservatory studio training in acting on stage in live performance, and on camera in film and television. This exciting program offers students a comprehensible sequence of study that has a viable, professional application, and prepares them for the modern acting industry.

The Actor as a Creative Entrepreneur

In addition to robust acting training, our students are prepared to be creators and producers of new work. The program covers the important facets of on-stage and behind the stage theatre, and on-camera and behind the camera film and video practice and craft. In the final year, students work with a mentor to create final projects in their chosen fields of theatre, film, television, or any combination thereof. This project is the culmination of the BFA program and prepares students for the field of their choice in the professional realm.

Preparing the Working Actor

Starting in the first semester, students learn how to navigate the business side of the performance industry and market themselves as actors. They will learn how to prepare headshots, resumes, reels, develop websites, and how to build an online presence through social media. Students will learn how to connect with industry professionals such as agents, managers, and casting directors. Students end their four-year course of study with a showcase where they perform monologues and scenes in front of a panel of invited industry agents, managers, and casting directors. Unlike many other programs, LIU Brooklyn encourages students to audition for professional work during their studies to gain practice in their field.

In the Heart of Brooklyn

Surrounding the LIU Brooklyn campus is a flourishing and continuously expanding arts and cultural community, including:

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
  • Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA)
  • Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
  • Brooklyn Information and Culture (BRIC)
  • Steiner Studios (Brooklyn’s Film and Television production and support facility)
  • The Independent Film Industry
  • Mark Morris Dance Center

The program is designed to connect students with this growing downtown Brooklyn arts, film, and theatre scene, and with Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, regional theatre companies as well as the Manhattan film, video, and webcast industries.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to the BFA in Acting program, an audition is required. Students should prepare two short contrasting monologues in English and bring a headshot and resume.

International students and domestic students who are unable to audition on site may submit a video audition. All audition materials must be in English.


Students should prepare a one-page essay on why they wish to pursue a degree in Acting, and what their personal artistic goals are.


Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean