Acting, Microcredential

The Acting Microcredential consists of six required credit hours. Satisfactory completion of the required courses would allow the student to achieve beginning-to-intermediate knowledge and skill in the fundamental aspects of acting: character development, voice, movement and script analysis.

Admission Requirements

For current, active Saint Louis University students wishing to declare a microcredential, complete the Update for Student Curriculum Record form

For non-Saint Louis University students, click here to apply as a Visiting/Non-Degree Seeking Student. 

The student will demonstrate:

  • Basic-level knowledge of acting theory and terminology;
  • Beginning-to-intermediate skills in textual analysis;
  • Beginning-to-intermediate skills in characterization (vocal, physical, emotional, etc.); and
  • Understanding of basic rehearsal techniques and protocols.
THR 2510Acting I: Fundamentals3
THR 2530Acting II: Rehearsal & Performance3
Total Credits6

Grade of “C” or better in each required course (per the Microcredential Policy).

Students who do not achieve the “C” or better grade in a required course will be expected to repeat the course in an attempt to achieve the “C” or better grade. Students may repeat a required course one time. Failure to achieve the “C” or better grade after one repeat attempt will be dismissed from the Microcredential.

For more information about microcredentials within Visual & Performing Arts, please contact:

Lucy Cashion, M.F.A.
Associate professor