Bachelor Programs in Theatre studies

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Theatre studies

What is a Bachelor in Theatre Studies? This degree is a popular choice for many undergraduate students who want to pursue a career in the performing arts. With a three-year or four-year program, you can gain qualifications to teach or follow your own dreams on stage.

 

A Bachelor in Theatre Studies is a flexible degree program for aspiring actors and directors. This course generally includes training in directing, stage management and production, dramaturgy, design technology, playwriting and acting. Individual tutorials and special electives can give you the chance to pursue your own interests with one-on-one mentoring. Many programs offering the Bachelor in Theatre Studies also feature intensive training for students who choose to focus on their own acting careers.

 

The long-term benefits of a Bachelor in Theatre Studies are both personal and professional. This program is a unique opportunity to pursue and refine your own theatre skills. Even students who have considerable experience on the stage or in the director’s chair can benefit from the modern curriculum on offer at colleges and universities.

 

Costs vary depending on the individual program and the student’s country of residence. To find out more about tuition expenses and the possibility of financial aid, contact the individual programs to which you are applying.

 

You can expect an exciting career after receiving your Bachelor in Theatre Studies. Some graduates choose to pursue a career on the stage. Others decide to go on with directing, playwriting or other areas of professional theatre. The communication skills gained in the course of a theatre studies program are transferable to a wide variety of other positions, including many jobs in public relations, advertising and other publicity-related fields.

 

Would you like to take the next step in pursuing a performing arts degree? Find out more about the Bachelor in Theatre Studies by browsing through our website. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Bachelor in Musical Theatre

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features an intense, specialized and synchronized curriculum. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. William Peace Theatre empowers students to pursue careers in the fine arts as independent, self-assessing artists. Our B.F.A. in Musical Theatre features intense, specialized and synchronized curriculums. These programs were designed in accordance with the guidelines and standards established by NAST and ATHE to insure the best possible career training and success. Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. Both the B.A. in Theatre and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre are taught within Theatre Department. This powerful synergy offers students specialized and focused training they need without bouncing between two different programs. Our teachers have vast professional and academic experience and continue to work in the professional theatre. Students benefit from decades' of professional relationships with theatres, directors, casting agencies, agents, voice teachers, coaches, choreographers and directors in places like London, New York and Las Vegas. Our productions and students have been nominated for various awards over the years, including: Top Ten List by Spectator Magazine, multiple Raleigh News & Observer Top Ten Lists, Best Comic Actress by Roberts Reviews, consistently ranked and reviewed by the Independent Weekly. Additionally, we have been awarded countless grants to write and produce original pieces, including: Dreaming in Color written by students and alumni in conjunction with playwright Barbara Lebow; adaptation for the stage of Charles Dickens Dombey and Son by Dickens scholar Elliot Engel; Better Late Than Ever; On the Other Side; Far and True; Tartuffe, the Rock Musical. Students have gone on to New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, Wilmington and other cities to pursue professional careers in theatre, film and television. WPU alumni have also gone on to study at schools like The Juilliard School, Harvard, American Academy of Dramatic Art and Virginia Commonwealth. WPU students are fully prepared for graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena of theatre and musical theatre when they graduate. We will help you develop the tools, skills and connections you need to succeed. When you graduate, you will be a confident, marketable, self-assessing artist and be fully prepared to go to graduate school or to step directly into the professional arena and the exciting world of theatre. Courses Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours Theatre Core Courses 33 credit hours Dance Core Courses 16 credit hours Music Core Courses 22 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre 120 credit hours Careers Musical Theatre majors develop strong singing, dancing and acting skills needed to make a mark on the professional and wonderful world of theatre. Students build vocal technique, repertoire and musicianship through private lessons focused specifically on current musical theatre style. They also gain valuable experience through classroom study and traveling to see performances in new and innovative ways that reflect the latest and best in theatre practice and theory. Musical Theatre majors perform in William Peace Theatre productions throughout their careers as students. [-]

Bachelor in Drama in Education

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. [+]

Bachelor in Drama in Education

Drama in Education has been defined as a view of education that has distinctive values, procedural features and implications for the role of the teacher and learner. Whereas it is but one aspect of aesthetic education it can also serve as a paradigm for humanistic instruction through action and language in all areas of the curriculum. It is on this premise that the philosophy of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama stands. The purpose of the teacher-training programme at the School of Drama is therefore to prepare teachers who can contribute to the development and execution of educational drama programmes of both formal and informal levels. This will ultimately contribute to growth of what is individual in each human being and at the same time harmonize this individuality within the organic unity of the society at large.... [-]


Bachelor in Theatre Arts

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. [+]

Bachelor in Theatre Arts

ACTING

The programme aims to provide training in essential critical thinking, technical and aesthetic skills of acting for the stage. Caribbean cultural performance, modern and post modern perspectives of theatre underpin the approaches of the curriculum. Students will be continuously engaged with the analysis and development of their creative proficiency in relation to individual cultural identity, community and the importance of their independent voice as emerging theatre artists.

DIRECTING

Students are equipped to develop and strengthen their skills in creative leadership. This is facilitated through the exploration of theory and practice of the role and processes of the stage director as creative artist/cultural agent with a sound appreciation of the politics and aesthetics of traditional and popular performance.... [-]


Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. [+]

Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography

In the Bachelor of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography, students are guided towards greater knowledge of their artistry, through focus on the communicative, artistic, technical and physical aspects of the crafts of dance performance and dance choreography. Their craft-specific knowledge is simulated within a critical awareness and understanding of specific cultural, historical and present day contexts within which dance performance and choreography are created, experienced and engaged/received globally, particularly in the Caribbean region. The programme also furnishes students with the essential knowledge and skills in the critical appraisal of dance and other areas of performing, written and visual arts and encourages them towards innovation in thought and artistic presentation.... [-]


BACHELOR IN STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval*, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Application process is now open Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree This three-year honours degree, offered for the first time in 2017 subject to academic approval, will replace the existing two-year Professional Diploma in Stage Management and Technical Theatre which has been offered by The Lir Academy since 2012. This new degree course will continue to offer practice based training to students who are interested in a career in professional theatre, TV and film. It has been enhanced to provide increased opportunities in specialist areas within stage management and technical theatre (e.g. sound, lighting and construction), increased professional placements and a major research project relevant to a student’s choice of specialism. Classes on production management, design (set, lighting, costume and sound) and managing your own freelance business will also be introduced during the final year. Year one - Introduction Year one is designed to introduce students to practice based training in all technical departments including lighting, sound, prop making, scenic art, costume, set construction and stage management. Core skills based classes in theatre skills, theatre technologies and theatre studies will be complemented by practice based learning on in-house productions. Year two - Application Year two will see students apply the skills learned from their first year to a series of theatre and film productions, directed and designed by professional practitioners. Each student will have the opportunity to become a head of department and work alongside their peers to deliver a full production. Year Three - Advanced In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. These projects can be theoretical or practical in nature, for example designing the sound, making the scenic art or making props for a theatre production. Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of reflective practices throughout their final year. The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre. Academic approval is expected to be confirmed in January/February 2017. In the unlikely event of a significant delay, the course will continue to be offered as a two year professional diploma in stage management and technical theatre in 2017. Applicants will receive confirmation of the approval of degree status as soon as the process is complete. Application Requirements Please note: The Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre Degree is not part of the CAO point’s race. Students are expected to have achieved the minimum matriculation requirements for Trinity College Dublin courses, however, exceptions may be made based on the demonstration of exception natural talent at auditions and interviews. Year One First year involves students working on The Lir productions as crew, as well as hands on training and class work. This is designed to give a broad grounding in theatre skills. Through skills-based training, the course will provide students with the proficiency to take a head of department role in a theatre production in their second year. Year Two The aim of the second year of the course is to enable students to apply skills acquired in their first year to a series of theatre productions, directed and designed by professional theatre practitioners. Students will work on five productions throughout the year in a variety of roles. Two of these roles will be from the stage management options, one from technical options and the other two will be chosen in consultation with the Technical Director. In consultation with the course convenor students will also undertake a 4 to 6 week placement with a professional theatre, organisation, theatre company or practitioner. Year Three In year three students will undertake work placements with prominent theatre companies, festivals and industry related companies in order to further develop their chosen area of specialism. Research projects will be assigned according to the preferred career choice of each individual student. These projects can be theoretical or practical in nature, for example designing the sound, making the scenic art or making props for a theatre production. Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of reflective practices throughout their final year. The practical training during the degree course will be complemented with a range of classes including theatre history, principles of stage management and principles of theatre technology. Led by dedicated and experienced theatre technicians and stage managers these classes will reflect best practices in professional theatre. Free Fees Tuition fees for EU students who have not previously studied at degree level are paid by the Irish Exchequer. The student pays a Student Contribution fee; €3,000, a Sports Centre Levy; €120 and a USI levy; €8 (2017) per year. If a student is awarded a Local Authority grant, the Student Services Fee will be paid by Local Authority. The Sports Centre and USI Levy must be paid by ALL students. [-]

Bachelor in Theatre

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 Portugal Braga

This course, which is unique in the national context, aims to address this situation throught a combination of theoretical and practical study which educates practitioners and technicians to reflect on their practice in the light of theatrical tendencies and critical movements and educate dramaturgs and critics to be conscious of the practical constraints and opportunities of theatre work. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 6 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Theatre Pratice BACHELOR | 3 YEARS This cycle of studies, with and unique profile in the country, offers a quality artistic training to students who intend to pursue professional careers in the theatre as actors, directors, set designers, playwrights, critics and teachers. In the light of an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, the course offers a variety of performing and academic experiences which prepare students for the professional world and where students work with entertainers in the preparation of performative exercises publicly presented to the local and regional community. Careers The Degree in Theatre of the University of Minho received its first students? in 2012 and offers a great variety of quality artistic training to students who wish to pursue careers as actors, directors, theatre designers, playwrights and critics. With this degree, they can also choose to become teachers, actors directors, stage assistants, programmers and theatrical producers. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Martin

The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. The Department of Visual and Theatre Arts at the University of Tennessee at Martin offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Art, Graphic Design, or Theatre. The mission of the Department of Visual and Theatre Arts is to prepare students for careers in these fine arts disciplines or continued study at an advanced level. The programs provide artistic and technical training in the various areas of study, cultural and historical context for their disciplines and the opportunity for the students to gain an appreciation for all of the fine arts activities while in the program. Graphic Design – the students in this discipline will study Graphic Design Applications and Practices Design Theory and History Typography and Page Layout Multimedia and Computer Illustration Professional Practice in Graphic Design Visual Art – the students in this discipline will study Foundations 2D and 3D Practices Studio Courses in various Media Aesthetic and Historical Art Context Exhibition Design and Planning Fine Arts Career Strategy Theatre – the students in this discipline will study Acting and Character Development Stagecraft and Technical Theatre Directing and Playwriting Play Production Participate in Campus Plays [-]

BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Limerick

This new undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications [+]

CAO minimum entry points: N/A - This programme is being offered for the first time in 2015 so no previous CAO point level exists Programme description: This new undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception. This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of a working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment. This programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre, which is located on the College campus, and which has hosted over 100,000 patrons since opening as a professional venue in October 2012. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners. Entrance Requirements: Entry to the programme is generally by means of application via the CAO system (MI001) All applicants are required to fulfil at time of enrolment the minimum entry requirements of the University of Limerick. These are: At least Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects including Mathematics>; Irish or another language; and English in the Leaving Certificate (or approved equivalent*). *In terms of Irish examinations the following are accepted as approved equivalents in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA programme: National University of Ireland Matriculation Certificate, University of Dublin (TCD) Matriculation Examination, Northern Ireland Schools Examination Council GCSE and GCE (Advanced Level) Candidates may fulfil minimum and additional entry requirements from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Alternative Mathematics is acceptable in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA only. It is not reckonable for specific subject requirements or points purposes. Mature applicants must also submit a Mature Applicants Supplementary Information Form directly to the College. [-]

Bachelor in Drama Television Film

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 USA Tulsa

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. T [+]

The drama-television-film performance (DTF) major provides a foundation on which one can build experiences in professional, semi-professional or amateur DTF performances. Through a variety of acting opportunities and experiences on the live theatre stage, in the television studio and on film location, the DTF Major strives to develop the intellectual, aesthetic and creative potential of students as well as prepare students for graduate studies.

Students majoring in DTF will experience the following

- Acting opportunities in main-stage productions, Showcase Theatre productions, student film and television projects - Designing makeup, costumes, sets and props - Building sets, costumes and props - Directing a scene for a film and a scene for the stage - Writing a script for a television series or a feature length film - Stage management and crew experiences for stage, television and film - Seminars with professionals in the areas of drama,television and film - Participation with Alpha Psi Omega (a national honorary dramatic society) - Audio production and voice-over opportunities ... [-]


Bachelor of Performing Arts: Dance Theatre & Education

Accademia Europea di Firenze - European Academy of Florence
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Italy Florence

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. [+]

This Bachelor is a professional double degree which qualifies successful graduates to be recognized as performer with chorographical skills or high school teachers. The double degree also serves as an ideal basis from which to enter a range of dance and dance education professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and nationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the degree program and our commitment to personal student attention, dance majors are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. With the BPS in Dance you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of dance-related fields, including: Teaching; Choreography; Performance. With the Degree your career opportunities are endless. You can perform with dance companies, in musical theatre, or television, on cruise ships, in amusement parks or other areas. You may choose a career in choreography in ballet, modern dance, or jazz. Teaching opportunities include private and public dance schools. First Year Music History and Literature I Music Fundamentals Music Theory I Dance Techniques Modern Dance Technique 1 Dance History Musical Drammaturgy History of Art and Design Choreography 1 Contemporanea Ballet Technique 1 Dance History II Second Year Applied Piano I Voice I Choreography 2 Musculoskeletal Anathomy Ballet Technique 2 Modern Dance Technique 2 Partnering History of Opera Choreography 3 Dance Pedagogy I Nutrition Course Jazz Dance Modern Dance Technique III Theatrical Design and Production Third Year Language and Art Phylosophy Choreography 4 Ballet Technique 3 Modern Dance Technique 4 History of Ballet Italian Topics Dance Professional Development of PA Minor 1: Choreography and Stage Choreography 5 Musical Theatre Techniques Dance in Different Cultures Career Preparation for PA Scenography Stage Direction Recital Capstone Project - Stage PA Management of a PA Company Dance in Education Dance Pedagogy II Contemporary Dance Movement and Creative Practices Teaching Capstone Project [-]

Bachelor International Theater Production

Ohio Northern University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Columbus

Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. GET BEHIND THE MAGIC Our unique program focuses on theatrical design, production and stage management – in the U.S. and internationally. You’ll graduate with a solid knowledge of the cultural and practical differences in theatre production, which will prepare you for a wide range of careers in theatre, opera and touring productions. We may be small, but our opportunities are big. In fact, our theatre program rivals what you’d find at a conservatory. Our international theatre production students stage dozens of campus and community productions. They interact with renowned designers, directors, playwrights and choreographers from the U.S. and countries like Scotland, Estonia, Ireland, Mexico and England. They travel each year to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology conference so our students can make contacts with employers and companies from all over the United States. They land incredible internships with theatre companies, and they study abroad. Here, you’ll be part of a family. You’ll enjoy small class sizes and amazing friendships. Our distinguished professors will bring out the best in you from the moment you arrive on campus until you graduate. They will become personally invested in your success. On campus, you’ll study and work in top-notch facilities with the latest equipment. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts includes a 550-seat proscenium theatre, a 132-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, scenic and costume shops, smart classrooms, and a computer lab. Let’s be real; international theatre production is a competitive field. It won’t be easy to carve out a career. But at ONU, we give you intensive support, and we open doors. As countless graduates of our program will testify, we’ll take you where you want to go. OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO A well-rounded education includes travel, new experiences, and stretching your comfort zone. We partner with the University of Salford in Manchester, England, and the Rakvare Theatre Company in Estonia for international travel and theatre opportunities. Students have also studied in Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Italy and Ireland. We help students land internships at theatre companies in major cities. The opportunities are here – you just need to grab them. MASTERS IN THE HOUSE Learn from the best in the industry! Imagine getting advice from a costume designer who’s worked for Lady Gaga and Michelle Pfeiffer. Or learning the complexities behind performer flying from a leading expert. Every year, we bring acclaimed directors, playwrights, choreographers, scenic and lighting designers, conductors, and more to campus to work with students in the intimate setting of a master class. THINK SUCCESS SAORI YOKOO BFA WITH A MAJOR IN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE PRODUCTION ’13 “BECAUSE OF MY ONU EXPERIENCES, I WASN’T AFRAID TO JUMP INTO THE REAL WORLD. I LOVE THE PEOPLE IN OUR BUSINESS. I LOVE THE FACT THAT THEATRE CAN MOVE PEOPLE AND TEACH THEM SOMETHING.” Saori Yokoo came to ONU because of the abundant opportunities to practice her craft. Sure enough, she had the chance to be the stage manager for many shows at the Freed Center. Today, Saori works with Disney Theatrical’s Aladdin in Tokyo, Japan. Before that, she toured the U.S. as a stage manager for Bring it On the Musical and was a stage manager for Oliver in New York City. OUTCOMES AND COURSES SOLID OUTCOMES Creative Colleges: A Guide for Students, Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers ranks ONU a top 200 program for creative students. In recent years, graduates in the theatre department have gotten jobs with national and international touring shows, become freelance designers, received positions at regional theatres, and continued their education at graduate schools such as the Yale School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. COURSES You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BFA in international theatre production. It is quite possible to minor or double major to explore your other interests. [-]

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Minin University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

Dream to become a true master of pen? To have outstanding oratory skills and sear the hearts of men with righteous word? Are you in love with theater and have reviewed all the latest and classical productions? [+]

Major: "Verbal and Dramatic art pedagogy" Dream to become a true master of pen? To have outstanding oratory skills and sear the hearts of men with righteous word? Are you in love with theater and have reviewed all the latest and classical productions? Then this is the perfect direction for you! Students learn the art of eloquence, rhetoric and history of theater. Verbal and Dramatic art pedagogy - is not Fine Arts, not merely Drama classes, but above all is the study of the world by exploring the unique language of the scene. This means imagination and creativity, play and phantasy. Teaching future great actors is an equally great task that someone has to take. And so graduates of this profile may have a hand in teaching those stars-to-be! Where can I work after graduation: Graduates find work to their profile in theater groups, philharmonic societies, art galleries and fund; Academic and other on-Science and Research Institute (SRI); state and local government organizations; in the bodies of protection of cultural heritage; think tanks; in the public and government organizations information- analytical profile; in the media (including electronic); institutions primary and secondary education. [-]

MFA in Directing

University of Montana
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Missoula

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of... [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in directing is a three-year graduate program that is centered on the director as an artist-practitioner who guides and manages the integration of diverse elements of theatrical technique and expression. The training of the director is a process of developing in the student a broad perspective of storytelling and dramatic action through the practice and study of production concept, collaboration with other theatre artists, examination of criticism and performative theory, and emphasis on developing a coherent individual aesthetic. The directing student will experience an intense first-year cohort experience with other MFA graduate students that will focus on techniques and principles in the service of communicating story and character through dramatic action and concept. The curriculum is designed with preparation for and realization of directing projects based on these principles. Typically each director creates a short independent directing project in the first year of study and then directs a supported production each of the ensuing two years of residency. In addition, the program develops students as teachers and utilizes teaching and the development of teaching pedagogy to further develop the student’s understanding of his/her own craft and theory. Teaching assistantships are available to qualified applicants who have been admitted to the graduate program. These are awarded annually on a competitive basis and are renewable depending on the candidate's progress and job performance and the instruction needs of the program. All applicants are considered for these awards. Students need not apply under separate cover. Teaching assistants are required to register for nine credits each semester. A class of two directors will normally be accepted every three years. The current class is in their first year. [-]

Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre

Birmingham-Southern College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Birmingham

At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre... [+]

Bachelor in Theatre and Musical Theatre At BSC, our theatre professors know that production skills are best learned through active participation in the classroom and on the stage. We place equal importance on learning and doing, and our students are well prepared for graduate work and for careers in professional and educational theatre – or for whatever path they choose. As well as nationally-recognized performers, we regularly have theatre majors go on to become doctors, lawyers, arts administrators, educators, and more. Here’s what makes theatre special at BSC Our department is a small community of students and professors in love with what they are doing. They’ll help you find your passion, discover what you love to do, and develop your skills to their greatest potential. We complete four major productions each year and six to ten student-led productions. That means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to learn the entire process hands-on, including acting, set and lighting design, costumes, choreography, company management, and playwriting. Theatre students are active in productions throughout their four years at BSC; freshmen are encouraged to get involved as soon as they arrive on campus. Our unique January E-Term gives you four weeks to work on a theatre project, take an audition class, write a play, or explore something else that interests you. We offer a BA in theatre arts and a BA in musical theatre. Classes are provided for students interested in a career in the performing arts and for those approaching theatre with a more general interest. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the Theatre Arts major, students will be able to: Perform acting goals and tactics Execute theatre designs using appropriate technology Function successfully as a member of an ensemble Upon completion of the Musical Theatre major, students will be able to: Perform acting goals and tactics Execute theatre designs using appropriate technology Function successfully as a member of an ensemble Integrate musical analysis and performance Theatre Scholarships Each spring, the Theatre Department hosts a Scholarship Day to allow prospective students the opportunity to compete for the various financial awards offered by the division. Auditions for Theatre are Saturday February 15, 2014. Theatre scholarships are awarded based on an audition and interview with the theatre faculty. For musical theatre, the audition consists of sixteen measures each from two Broadway/Off Broadway songs and one monologue of no longer than one minute in length. Auditionees should choose material close to their age and experience -- please, no Shakespeare or dialects. No CDs. An accompanist will be provided. For theatre, the audition consists of two monologues of no longer than one minute in length each. Each auditionee should provide an 8 X 10 headshot along with a resume and any letters of support. All auditionees will participate in theatre games and have the opportunity for a one-on-one interview with a theatre faculty member. Students interested in technical theatre and design should bring with them a portfolio of their work. [-]

Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts

Black Hills State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Spearfish

Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and... [+]

Bachelors in Theatre studies. Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts Black Hills State University Theatre is a small program with big benefits, where the artistic process is as important as the final product. The program provides a student centered learning environment focusing on cultivating the collaborative skills, creativity and professionalism necessary to pursue a career in theatre. Students will build a solid foundation from which they are prepared to attend graduate school or enter the job market. There are multiple staged productions through out the year that are open to the public. Two student organizations provide support to the theatre program: Theatre Society is open to all BHSU students Props and Liners, the oldest student organization at BHSU, is a Theatre Honorary Fraternity Career Opportunities Theater is made up of many areas of career specialization. These areas include (but are not limited to): acting, directing, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup design, sound design, technical direction, stage management, and publicity. Each area of career specialization has its own set of required crafts. In addition, within each area of specialization are various trades, requiring specific sets of skills. These trades include: carpenters, scenic artists, property master, master electricians, light board operators, sound board operators, costume shop managers, tailors, deck managers and more. Each student has the opportunity to choose, and become proficient in, one area of career specialization and to acquire one or more set(s) of trade skills. This combination will enable the student to pursue career and job opportunities in community, college and professional theater. Additional opportunities are available in scenic shops, costume shops and television studios; civic centers, auditoriums and event planning organizations. [-]