Bachelor’s Degree in Acting
The BCA Bachelor’s Degree in Acting is a four-year program in partnership with BSSM and accredited through Visible Music College. Our first year students receive 18 theology credits by attending BSSM Redding. It is a year focused on establishing healthy mindsets and experiencing our unique presence focused culture. Building on a foundation of identity in Christ, years two and three are made up of formal and intensive training in acting led by spirit-filled professionals. The final and fourth year is a combination of performance, community outreach, and teaching.
The BCA Difference
At BCA, actors achieve excellence in their craft and technique as they partner with the Holy Spirit to perform confidently from identity. Our faculty provides space for students to partner with the Spirit through traditional and experimental acting techniques like the Dream Circle, a defined area to explore craft without fear of judgment or failure. As we train our students to perform in boldness and truth, God is raising up a generation of actors who will release His Kingdom to the world.
BCA Acting Course Overview
Year 1 - BSSM Redding
Foundation in identity and biblical principles
Understanding Kingdom and revival culture
Walking a supernatural lifestyle
Extra curricular classes in acting
Year 2 - BCA
Performing in the Presence
Theology of acting and storytelling
Dream Circle Technique
Foundational acting technique including voice
Monologue and scene study with classical and contemporary text
Movement including Alexander technique and Pilates
Peer to peer performance classes
Year 3 - BCA
Intermediate and advanced acting and voice techniques
Advanced classical work, including Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen and others.
Exploring other mainstream techniques, namely Stanislavsky, Hagen, Adler and more
On camera classes
Performance and outreach into the community
Audition technique and professional preparation
Guest master classes
Year 4 - BCA
Continued acting, dance and voice training
Performance and outreach
* Students will also complete 30 credit hours of online general education courses. Transfer credits from accredited colleges or universities will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please refer to the BCA Catalog for additional information on courses and credits.
Accredited through Visible Music College
Pastoral oversight with focus on artist wellness and character development.
Cross-disciplinary Small Groups, where actors, dancers and musical theatre performers come together for accountability, community, guided discussion and creativity.
Weekly Revival Groups (large group) for spiritual, emotional and creative development.
- Personal and Group Projects, where students explore their own creative voice in both traditional and new media platforms.