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The Theatre Performance B.F.A. degree is designed for the student who is interested in a career as a professional actor in theatre, film and multi-media. The Performance degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to compete and succeed in the continually evolving world of professional performance. The Performance degree also prepares students for continuing education in graduate school and professional employment in a range of entertainment related careers. 


Alumni Stories

Shellie Sterling

Returning from an audition in sunny Los Angeles, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Shellie Sterling shared how her college experience prepared her for a career as a professional actress.

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To see the classes that make up the performance curriculum, check out the degree sheet.

Degree Sheet

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Theatre Arts - Performance career opportunities include:

  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Stage
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Motion Picture
  • Video

Community Opportunities

Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.