"It doesn't matter where you are on the stage, just as long as you're there.”



The Program

Do you dream of being a performing artist? Are you looking to grow in community with other artists? Do you yearn to study your craft in a Kingdom culture?  If so, Bethel Conservatory of the Arts’ one-year accredited program is just for you.

Come spend a year training with excellent teachers, in a Kingdom environment, with a community of artists. A place where you will be seen, known and grow in your craft.

We’ve seen how beneficial “cross training” is in developing a well-rounded creative. The Performance Certificate program includes acting, dance, voice, and our key foundational courses to empower your overall skills in expression and movement.  You can choose an emphasis in either dance or acting, and based on your audition, you will be placed in either an advanced or intermediate track.

We invite you to spend a year training in the Presence of God with BCA to improve and develop your skills.

(All students are required to attend  a minimum of one year of BSSM Redding. The certificate program prepares you for several paths: future advanced study, serving and leading within creative ministry and community outreach.)

If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.
— Shannon L. Alder

One Year Certificate Program


Course Overview

Performing from Identity is the core of every course at BCA.  In this one-year program, students will learn the basics in drama, voice and dance. During this one year, 18 hour a week intensive students cover:

  • Performing in the Presence

  • Theology of Art and Kingdom storytelling

  • Dream Circle Technique

  • Foundational acting techniques by Stanislavski, Hagen, Adler and more

  • Voice work

  • Dance; Jazz, Broadway, Ballet, Contemporary & Hip Hop

  • Monologue and scene study with an emphasis on character analysis

  • Improvisation

  • Ensemble Work

  • Learning to teach

  • Wholehearted Artist

Certificate students join the Conservatory students all day on Fridays for Revival Group, Lectures and Performance Lab.

Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.
— Konstantin Stanislavski