Acting

Phone: 715-346-4429
Email: theatre@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

715-346-4429
theatre@uwsp.edu
www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

UW-Stevens Point Acting graduates at work

  • Matthew Korinko '14Slow Burn Theatre Company, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Heidi Dippold '00Television and film: 'House', 'Stardom' and 'The Sopranos'
  • Andrea Anders '97Television and film: 'Better Off Ted', 'Joey' and 'Modern Family'

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Phone: 715-346-4429
Email: theatre@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance

Choose Acting at UW-Stevens Point

Acting at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers comprehensive, conservatory-style training in stage and screen acting for the students interested in a performance career. An experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. In-depth studio classes, “real world” training in audition and camera techniques, and a strong liberal arts education make acting an exciting choice for disciplined and talented students who share a passion for performance. Majors take classes that include acting (Meisner, Stanislavski Techniques), voice and articulation, period acting, improvisation, makeup, directing, acting for the camera, stage combat, dialects and theater history. Learn more about our acting curriculum.

Career opportunities in Acting

​Graduating seniors travel to New York City to audition for leading agents and casting directors in an exciting introduction to New York City and the professional world. They use the skills they’ve learned at UW-Stevens Point to meet the challenges of the business and begin exciting careers on Broadway, in regional theater, on national tours, and in television and film. The training our majors receive is excellent preparation for success in nationally ranked graduate programs. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Building your résumé

​At UW-Stevens Point, acting majors perform in a variety of venues that include state-of-the-art mainstage, studio and dance spaces. The department produces a full season of contemporary and classical theater as well as musicals and dance concerts. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned guest artists such as Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Patti LuPone, Jason Robert Brown, and Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood from “Whose Line is it Anyway?”

Outside the classroom

Players Student Artistic Alliance is a group that coordinates trips to see shows in Minneapolis and Chicago. The group also mounts student-designed and directed productions and produces “Spotlight” performances that give majors the chance to share their own original work with their peers. The department also participates in the American College Theatre Festival and has sponsored productions that have toured and successfully competed in regional festivals.

Contact the Student Involvement and Employment Office to learn about other opportunities on campus.

Student support services

​UW-Stevens Point’s great student-to-teacher ratio means majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. UW-Stevens Point also offers career planning and job search services through its Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for UW-Stevens Point students.