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



The Program

BCA’s Certificate program (Acting Certificate or Dance Certificate) provides you with the unique opportunity to study your craft in a culture infused with Kingdom. We pride ourselves on excellent training and course content, designed to provide you with a foundational understanding in a variety of Performing Arts disciplines, while immersing you in a community full of artists and creative possibility.

Our two year program (first year BSSM, second year BCA) is an accredited 18 hour per week course, with the option to specialize for a further 2 hours per week in either Drama or Dance. Certificate students also have the unique opportunity to join other conservatory students for Friday revival groups, workshops and guest speaker lecture content.

This program is designed to help prepare you for several pathways: future advanced study, serving, teaching and leading within creative ministry and community outreach opportunities. Please note, certificate students are required to attend a minimum of one year of the Bethel Church BSSM program before joining us at BCA.

Certificate Timetable: Tuesday- Friday (dancers have an additional two hours on Monday morning).

(All students are required to attend  a minimum of one year of BSSM Redding.)

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