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Would like some input on difference (understand one requires an audition and focuses on performance specifically) in terms of usability after graduation and well roundedness of each. We were told at one of NY schools that actors with BA were more well rounded because of their exposure to courses form different disciplines than those who go for BFA and that the BA is more tranferable into a job outside of acting.
Also, if you have a kid who want to be in musical theatere - acting/singing/ but also wants to have courses that includes film, directing, and screen writing, what would be your recommendation in Northeast-New York area or Phila.
For example, would majoring in musical theatre allow enough time to take other courses in film, directing, etc. And, if one took BA in theatre, wouldn't they be competing with the BFA's when they attempted to get a role in any production going on? It seems like you can't have both - involvement and a possible role if you're only doing a BA in theatre if you haven't made the cut to be considered worthy to enter the BFA program.
In looking at Wagner College at $40K, Staten Island, they have an excellent program (rated 3rd in country) for musical theatre but don't have a lot of course offering in film, directing, etc. CW Post actually has a film major, etc.
Since I have your attention, please comment on the following schools which don't show up, per se in tiers like NYU Julliard, Wagner, Purchase, in New York area. I heard one sad story of young lady that got into Tish BFA and never got cast in a role in the entire 4 years and had nothing on her resume after $55K per year and had to go into publishing. Does this speak to going to smaller pond (school) and getting some exposure.
1.Brooklyn College - which didn't show up on my radar screen but I was told they have a BFA program worth looking at when considering an affordability factor.
2. City College of NY
Mother of rising senior and potential BFA major with interest in directing/screen writing/film.